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Be ready to host a so­phis­ti­cated soirée with a cool cock­tail cor­ner

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Com­bine metal­lic hints with an art Deco vibe for a pro­fes­sional touch. On the top shelf, from left: for sim­i­lar cock­tail kit, try Oliver Bonas’ bar tools set, £60; Sferico No. 1 and No. 2 glasses, £32.75 each, Joe Colombo for Karak­ter at SCP; Ban­gle tum­bler, £23 for two, LSA In­ter­na­tional; and Glit­terati Glam party hat, £7 for six, Talk­ing Ta­bles. On the bot­tom shelf, from left: Crys­tal Head jer­oboam vodka, £385, Har­vey Nichols; for a sim­i­lar cham­pagne saucer, try Wine Cul­ture, £50 for two, LSA In­ter­na­tional; G and Tea gift set,£30, Root 7 at John Lewis & Part­ners; and New­port ice bucket,£182, Jonathan Adler at Yoox.

Cre­ate an ephemeral ice bucket by freez­ing a bot­tle of vodka in fo­liage-filled wa­ter. Change the colour of the con­tents depend­ing on the theme of your do, or add herbs to match the gar­nish of the evening. Web­ster drinks cabi­net, £599, Marks & Spencer. The Soro stoneware side plate, £55 for four, Cox & Cox, is sim­i­lar. Cham­pus Mar­lies plank cham­pagne flute, £19.50, Ritzen­hoff at Trouva. In­sect shot glasses, £22.95 for four, The Best Room; and Na­tiv­ity Scene cock­tail stir­rers, £15 for 10, Aun­tie Mims, both at No­ton­the­high­street.com.

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