While many hosts devote their party prep time ensuring every seating area is just so, the best cocktail party chatter happens right at the bar - particularly when it's stylish and comfortable. Prior to starting, make sure you're pulling in tabletop and pub accessories from various sets. A mix of substances, like horn, brass, and ceramics, helps it look curated and rich, like you're employing a fun group of items you have collected over time. Bring in larger pieces that are both functional well as decorative, such as a large organic bowl to hold ice and sodas. Conversation pieces, help to keep things interesting. We also like to introduce a select quantity of glassware, leaving most out of site behind the bar, with just the frequently-used (and beautiful) items displayed.