With the party season fast approaching it's time to get your cocktail shakers in a row and make sure you're fully equipped to fulfil your most fabulous hostess potential.
Whether you're doing a cocktail party for friends or tea and cake for your granny, you'll be talked about afterwards for all the right reasons with this little lot in your armoury. It's all about the details...
The Christmas Party
Glasses all from a range at Habitat.
Portland coasters by Thomas Paul, £12.95 for a set of four at Supernice.
LSA Hour Glass Decanter, £36 at Heal's.
Mango wood bread and dip tray, £32.95 at Servewell.
Cocktail salt and sugar rimmer, £14.99 at Drinkstuff.
Gold lacquer tray, £9 at John Lewis.
Regency three-tier cake stand, £29.95 at dotcomgiftshop.
Jingle bells set of four napkin rings, £20 at Habitat.
Banana leaf long serving platter, £65 at The Conran Shop.
Jonathan Adler squirrel bottle stopper £16 at Heal's.