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How to Prepare Your Bar for Entertaining Guests.

Is hosting anxiety keeping you from inviting friends and family over? Do you go to parties and think, “I could never do this at my house”. Once you learn how to prepare your bar for entertaining guests that stress with fade away!

I’m here to tell you, with just a few things in place you CAN entertain more with LESS stress. That’s right. You can be that girl. The one who is always ready to greet guests with open arms and ease. The hostess that floats around the room calmly welcoming guests, setting a gorgeous table and somehow doing it all while looking completely at ease.

But, before you send out the invites and your guests are knocking on your door and expecting to be handed a welcome cocktail, we need to get a few things in place. In this Party Preppin’ video I discuss tips, ideas and a few basic barware items every home bar should have on hand.

Now don’t you feel better already! In a matter of less then one day your bar will be ready to go.

Before you head out to your favorite local shop or on-line retailer to pick up those items you are missing, leave a comment below letting me know the top 2 things you worry about the most when inviting guests over to your home.

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10 Responses to How to Prepare Your Bar for Entertaining Guests.

  1. Ryan June 16, 2014 at 4:42 AM #

    Thanks for the informative video.
    It can be a little confusing at first what all the different styles of glasses are for.
    Ryan recently posted…Home Bar Ideas to Make Your Summer Entertaining the Best Ever!My Profile

  2. Nikki Alaee September 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM #

    What a great list!!! I am seriously lacking in the entertainment department. But I am a fantastic guest. šŸ™‚

    • An Appealing Plan September 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM #

      We all have to be good at something!!

  3. Haley September 4, 2013 at 12:59 PM #

    Being a bartender for 15 years has definitely prepared me for cocktail entertaining at my house. I’ve got everything you mentioned plus moreā€¦.. I think this is a great list though for those not in the industry.

    • An Appealing Plan September 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM #

      You and I both Haley! The supplies are endless and can become addictive to pick up here and there!

  4. Xiomara @ Parkesdale September 4, 2013 at 9:51 AM #

    The two things I worry about the most when inviting people over are burning/overcooking dinner and not having enough food to serve. Luckily, neither has happened yet, but it does worry me.

    • An Appealing Plan September 4, 2013 at 4:22 PM #

      I am SO glad it has never happened to you. I have burned bread & a quiche in my early days of entertaining. Luckily my guests were kind to me.

  5. Run DMT September 4, 2013 at 8:39 AM #

    Love the video! I was telling my husband that I need to buy a variety of barware items for all the Halloween cocktails I want to make our Halloween party!

    • An Appealing Plan September 4, 2013 at 4:22 PM #

      YES!! Do it!. I love glassware!


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