Stock The Bar | Wedding Shower

Hospitality, that’s our name and that’s been our game A LOT here lately! Evan and I hosted another party this past weekend. This time it was for our good friends, Anna Claire and Justin. We knew they had already been given a lot of other showers with gifts, so a few of us got together and decided on a, “Stock the Bar Party.” We are all looking forward to their big day in December!

Preparations

Preparing for a party at your home is a lot of work. I try to have everything ready to go, to make it less stressful. I laid out all my serving pieces on my island the way I wanted a few days before. I also had sticky notes labeling each dish. The sticky notes help me make sure I have a spot for everything and haven’t left anything out. Am I the only one who does this? Ha! I prepared all that I could before hand, so that all I had to do was unwrap it and put it in its place.

Earrings: Kendra Scott | Top: Calvin Klein

Hosting has always been fun for me! I enjoy making people feel welcome in my home. I always try to greet everyone with a smile and let them know to make themselves at home. Greeting is a big part of hosting a party. It is important to greet your guests and offer to take their coat or purse as well as offer them a beverage. I may do a full blog post about southern hospitality soon, since that is the basis of this blog. I probably should have done so already:) Be on the look out for it!

Evan and I, along with five other couples, hosted the party at our home. Luckily, it wasn’t too cold outside and everyone was able to enjoy the patio as well as the house. We had quite the crowd show up for our sweet friends. We were so glad everyone came out to celebrate the couples upcoming marriage.

Food

Since it was a booze theme we decided to go with “bar” food. We had a BBQ nacho bar with all the toppings you could imagine plus other snacks too.

Drinks:

  • Sweet Tea
  • Water
  • A Variety of Domestic and Craft Beers

BBQ Nacho Bar:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Pulled Pork
  • A variety of BBQ sauces
  • Nacho Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

Snacks:

  • BBQ Balogna
  • Hot wings
  • Polish Sausage and Cheese Plate
  • Mexican Corn Dip
  • Cookies by All Sugared Up

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Plates & Napkins: Tuesday Morning | Utensil Caddy: Patina | Marble Three Tier Server: Macy’s| Double Drink Dispenser: Macy’s |Centerpiece Pitcher:  Macy’s | Invitations: Etsy

By the way, what did we do before Etsy? Next time you throw a shower or party be sure to check Etsy for an invitation. They always have something I love and most sellers I have worked with are very quick to respond! Grab some card stock from Wal-Mart and print it at home/work. It’s that easy!

We had so much fun hosting this party for these two! December 1st will be here before we know it!

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