When I was shopping for the party, I had a moment where I freaked out because I realized I didn’t have an ice bucket or a scoop. This is the exact scenario that I want all of my friends to avoid. That feeling of “because I didn’t have the proper items in my kitchen, the event would be a failure” as my friends wondered why I thought I was prepared to have people over. While that may be a bit extreme, I quickly snapped out if it and went to the cupboard to find a solution…a vase and measuring cup would do the trick quite nicely.
The best parties are the ones where everyone ends up in the kitchen, cocktails in hand, and stories fill the air. At that point, no one will care if you had the perfect serving pieces or, in this case, ice bucket to pull it all together.