by Amanda Gates
Gates Interior Design
In the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, it was a common practice to have cocktail parties in the home, but as more women climbed the corporate ladder it became less popular to meet at home and more popular to meet at a restaurant or bar.
When the economy started to turn a few years ago many homeowners started to stay home for their entertaining, creating increased interest for retro styled bar carts and chic built-in bars. With more entertaining at home, parties with friends and neighbors is once again in vogue. So whether you choose to use a bar cart or create a small bar in an unused space, here are 11 tips on stocking the perfect five-o’clock bar.
7) Always have something available that’s enjoyable for non-drinkers. Lemonade, coffee, tea, flavored water, or hot cocoa.
11) Make no apologies for what you don’t have. When people are in your home they expect a common drink that is always served, and the classics will have you covered!