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Plan Your Bar
Katie Brown, lifestyle guru of The Style Network, suggests setting up three self-serve bars: a wine bar, a vodka bar and a Cosmopolitan bar, for example. Alexandra and Eliot Angle, event designers and the authors of Cocktail Parties with a Twist (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), like to gussy up a novelty cocktail bar by setting a little table with a pitcher of, say, Green Tea Collins mix, vintage glasses, garnishes and instructions on how to put the thing together properly.