#10 | FOR THE HOST/HOSTESS

As far as perfect gifts for hosts or hostesses go, this is it. The table planner; an absolutely excellent gift; the featured is from Not Another Bill. It keeps the party moving, creates the absolutely ideal setting for conversation to flow, laughter to ripple down the table and nary a boring seat in sight.

Trust me, they’ll love it and thank you for it. BUY HERE

Another perfect gift for the gracious hostess; a mish mash crockery and banish the boring banal whites.

Throw in some fun with a set of plates that will both be exciting and unique, sides plates and champagne flutes guaranteed to start conversations and invite inquiries.

Mix and match crockery, gifts for the host or hostess; if they want white they can always go to John Lewis.

BUY CROCKERY HERE


THE HOME BAR

When in doubt, get a liquor or mixer for the home bar, there is always some obscure mixer that cocktails come for, if you can source this on holiday, even better. A hostess is nothing without a well stocked bar, trust me.

Cocktails are where you can really shine; it invites a level of experimentation and that ability to throw things together and see what sticks. With a cocktail you can almost never go wrong and it does not have to break the bank.

But first, let’s sort the Cocktail bar cart out.

MADAM’S EDITS:

  • Tequila
  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Light Rum
  • Bourbon; if you must have a whiskey
  • Cognac; to make a mean French 75
  • Vermouth
  • Amaretto
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • Maraschino Liqueur
  • Amaretto Liqueur
  • Syrup
  • Lemon and Limes
  • Some type of bitters
  • Cointreau
  • Fresh fruit juice
  • Jiggers
  • Shaker
  • Cocktail spoon

IMAGE SOURCE; NOT ANOTHER BILL, NET-A-PORTER



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