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Holiday cocktail registry essentials with Crate and Barrel + cocktail recipes

December 2, 2015
Holiday engagement party

We’re here! It’s officially holiday season, Cakies, and we’re kicking it off with a pretty gorgeous shoot in partnership with our friends at Crate and Barrel. This month we’re sharing a beautiful holiday-themed engagement party featuring some of our top picks for your fully outfitted barware registry. What? You don’t have a separate registry just for barware?! Well it’s certainly an essential part of any modern Wedding Gift Registry, if you ask us.

Holiday bar cart bar_tools

Small tools like barware make perfect gifts for your engagement party. Maybe you haven’t thought about a Gift Registry for your engagement party? Well people are going to be bringing gifts, so you might as well guide them towards your style as a couple, even if you entire wedding registry isn’t complete yet. Add a few items from our essentials above like those lovely marble coasters and our favorite bar piece of all time, the Orb Copper Cocktail Shaker. And a bar tools set for sure too!

Holiday engagement party Glassware guide

And if you fall into the cocktail aficionado category like we do, take note of all the fun glassware you could have at home. There’s a glass for every drink and while you probably don’t need *all* of them, choose the vessels that go with the drinks you like to make best. Wine glasses for sure, champagne flutes (check!), a martini glass like the Jasper Cocktail Glass is fun, and a rocks glass is essential.

Holiday cocktail

And when speaking of cocktails, it would be cruel to leave out the actual drinks and recipes! Our friend Tal of Pharmacie made some of the most beautiful winter beverages around to inspire your upcoming celebrations. First up the Eskimaux in the Crescent Cooler Glass.

Holiday cocktail Holiday cocktail

Followed by The Sugarwood Sour in the Jasper Cocktail Glass.

Holiday cocktail Holiday cocktail

And finally the Legionnaire in the lovely Mingle Double Old Fashioned Glass.

Crate and Barrel glassware Holiday engagement party

And naturally, don’t forget the champagne bucket! Gotta keep the bubbly on ice.

cocktail registry faves from Crate and Barrel

Orb Copper Cocktail Shaker, Ice Bucket, and Jigger / Orb Stainless Cocktail Picks / Set of 4 Marble Coasters / Direction 17oz Beer Glass / Mingle Double Old Fashioned Glass and Decanter / Camille White and Red Wine Glasses / Liam Striped Linen Napkins / Jasper Cocktail Glass / Carter Muddler and Bar Tools

And wait ’til you see the photos from the whole party! We’re sharing more beautiful florals, a stunning gift table, and the happy couple on Crate and Barrel’s blog today too.

Photography: Paige Jones / Florals: Moon Canyon / Drinks: Pharmacie / Calligraphy: Eliza Gwendalyn / Food: Urban Palate / Chalk Art: Joyce Chai Studio / Video: California Electric / Model: Aaron Hartselle

* This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel. They provided 100 Layer Cake with the products listed within this post! Big thanks to Crate and Barrel, and a big thanks to you for supporting the brands that keep 100 Layer Cake sharing beautiful inspiration!