In an interview with The San Francisco Bay Guardian, cocktail historian Dave Wondrich called punch "the greatest social drink of all time," and it's easy to see why. The punch bowl is the water cooler of the party, promoting conversation as people surround it to partake. No punch bowl, you say? For 10 potential punch bowl candidates, read on:
Back in the day, nearly every house had a punch bowl, which is good news for the rest of us, as it means eBay and Etsy are full of vintage options that can be had for a song. While you could probably make do with an errant vase or stock pot, why pass up a chance to accessorize?
Top row, modern
1. 10-piece punch bowl set — Crate&Barrel $39.95
2. Etched glass punch bowl set — UrbanBelleCouture $98
3. Mikasa ripple punch bowl with ladle — Mikasa $50
4. Dual-purpose cake plate/punch bowl — Williams Sonoma $30
5. Apothecary beverage dispenser — Z Gallerie $49.95
Bottom row, vintage
6. Antique Radiant Peacock punch set — Belleocchio $395
7. Vintage emerald green punch bowl set — OurModernHistory $45
8. Silver rim punch bowl set — VioletQVintage $200
9. Amber glass vintage punch bowl set — LALSArt $79.95
10. Ribbed punch bowl set — Down to the Country $24.45
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