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Weddings are great, right? There are SO many events to celebrate the happy couple, and most of the occasions are also fun for the fam. One of such is the stock-the-bar party ((which can easily work for a fun engagement party)). It’s been a thing for a few years now, so we’re not sure why it hasn’t become more mainstream - but it’s truly one of the best ideas ever. Your whole perspective on the ‘couple’s shower’ is going to be blown out of the water when we explain a little further…
Take that as literally as possible. When you’re invited to a stock the bar soiree, you’ll likely be joining other coeds at the home of the nearly-married pair. You’ll be asked to bring barware or cocktail accoutrements off their registry ((although, it doesn’t have to be)), and a bottle or two of liquor to - you guessed it - stock their bar. Wine, whisky, shakers or cool shot glasses for the bar cart, they’re all welcomed. With open arms and thirsty mouths.
Yep, typically. The party can replace the need for a bridal shower entirely - if the twosome has been living together for a while and not in need of any obligatory household items. Or, it can be added activity for the couple who loves to entertain and wants to round up their respective crews for a night of revelry and romance (you never know!).
The stock the bar situation can be as high or lowkey as the couple wants, but in the spirit of celebration and the coming together of all their besties - guys and girls alike - there are a few things that are absolute must-haves:
So, we took some time to splice together a few signature cocktails and sweets pairings for your perusal… I think I might just throw myself a stock the bar party this weekend to test them out… Or just start planning my summer porch party lineup.
If you really want to get creative… plan your stock the bar siesta for a Tuesday night. And do it with tacos and tequila… We can’t even Tacobout the cuteness of this theme. Cinco de Mayo is next weekend, people.
Because it's a wedding... Of course you have to do champagne somewhere... And you can start with this easy chocolate macaron recipe.
And if you want to go a little old school... bring out the adult ice cream bar