Entertaining Elements: Setting a Cocktail Party Table

If you prefer a manhattan to a margarita, then this is the table for you: stylish but restrained with rich colors, classic shapes and plenty of organic elements to create the sultry vibe every cocktail party needs. 1. A rustic wreath makes an easy and re-usable centerpiece. Fresh Bittersweet wreath from Terrain, $55 2. Polished New Hampshire river rocks chill, but don't dilute, quality spirits.On the Rocks Drink Chiller from Terrain, $48 3. Chocolate brown ikat is a quirky but low-key foundation to the table decor. Ikat Tablerunner from Etsy seller yiayias, $42 4. Whether serving snacks or carrying glasses, cast iron handles make this serving board extra useful. Fitzwater Serving Board from Anthropologie, $128 5. A modern, slightly squared wine glass balanced on an elegant stem. Arc small wine glass, $3.50 6. This new twist on classic cocktail glasses have ultra-thin glass and a flared base.Astilla barware form CB2, $3.50-$3.95 7. The epitome of cool, this brass bottle opener will be in constant use. Brass Bottle Opener from Green Grass Design, $55

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