Registry: Stayin’ Thirsty For The Bar

So you’re engaged. Congrats! Show us the ring! Schedule the day! Register for martini glasses! Wait. What?

Yep, that’s right – I said register for martini glasses. And I mean it. GET THEE TO A CRATE & BARREL, ASAP! Registering within weeks of getting engaged was one of the BEST decisions that The Boy and I made in those early days of pre-nuptial craziness. People wanted to give us gifts (in general, for our birthdays, for Christmas, etc.) and being able to direct them to our registries was great (for us and for them). No fuss.

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Trying to plan your registry? Never fear, m’dear! Throughout January and February, I've been breaking down each section of the registry (generally by room) and offering you practical suggestions on items to register for. Today, we’re talkin' about registering for a home bar:

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The Big Ticket Items (People may not buy it for you but you can use your completion program to get them yourself):

  • Bar Cart (or another piece of furniture)
  • Ice Bucket
  • Wine Fridge
  • 3-5 Decanters

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Needed Items (Even if you don't think so now…):

  • 10-12 Red/White Wines Glasses
  • 10-12 Champagne Flutes
  • 10-12 Highball Glasses
  • 10-12 Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
  • 10-12 Martini Glasses
  • 10-12 Margarita Glasses
  • 10-12 Beer Glasses
  • Martini Shaker
  • 2-3 Bottle Openers and /or Corkscrews
  • Ice Tongs
  • Jigger
  • Paring Knife
  • Small Cutting Board
  • Strainer
  • Pitcher

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Cool Items (Not needed but nice to have):

  • 10-12 Mint-Julep Cups
  • 10-12 Dessert Wine Glasses
  • 10-12 Cordial/Brandy Glasses
  • 10-12 Snifters
  • 12-24 Cocktail Napkins
  • Plastic Barware (Pitcher, Tumblers, etc. for Outdoor Parties)
  • Cocktail/Bar Tray
  • 10-12 Coasters
  • Punch Bowl and Cups (and Ladle)
  • Drink Stirrers
  • Carafe
  • Drink Umbrellas
  • Matchbooks
  • Cocktail Recipe Book
  • Straws
  • Toothpicks

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What it comes down to is that there's not a huge number of items to register for bar-wise but it's a great opportunity to ask for multiples of same items and stock up on better quality items that will last for decades. So, Tulle Nation – whaddya think? Did I leave anything off?