We challenged 5 of our favorite entertaining bloggers to create the ultimate home bar, inspired by their signature cocktail and favorite pieces from our summer collection. Today, we’re featuring the fantastic design from Cassie Freeman from Hi Sugarplum. We asked Cassie about her inspirations for this design as well as her secrets to hosting a great cocktail party.
What was your inspiration and theme for your cocktail party?
Being a native Texan, I’ve always been a fan of Mexican decor and style. Not to mention the food! In fact, I decorated our Pool Bathroom in full Hacienda style. When it came to the challenge, I immediately thought of margaritas, and the bright colors and style of a Fiesta Party. Any excuse for chips and guacamole, right?!
Which Pottery Barn products really made this party pop?
I love the reds, oranges, and yellows of the outdoor tumblers, trays, and bowls. Paired with bright linens, and colorful drinks, the party was already festive without me having to do much more!
What do you think are the most special or unique details from your cocktail party?
My favorite little touch is using recycled salsa cans as vases for cheery sunflowers. And small things, like slicing lemons and limes for the drink dispenser let guests know you are excited about having them over.
What’s your favorite summer spot for staging a cocktail party?
We are fortunate enough to have a pool, with a new Outdoor Room, so virtually all our entertaining and family time is spent in the backyard. We’ve made it comfortable by installing an outdoor ceiling fan, and have plenty of cushy seats. In the evening, we sit under the twinkle lights and gather around the grill and fire pit. It’s the perfect summer night!
What’s your favorite way to elevate a cocktail and turn it from ho-hum to fabulous?
All you need is a pretty garnish, or fun straw. Even a glass of lemonade is fancy with a lemon wedge and paper umbrella!
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To celebrate our Mystery Box Challenge, today we’re giving away the Rope Outdoor Platter and a set of Monterrey Drinkware. You can find the official rules here. To enter, just fill out the form below!
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