Winter-tainment Party Guide
33 inspired products — plus 6 smart ideas — for hosting a fun gathering this season
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Serving wine? The Krups Two-Bottle Wine Aerator enables you to offer guests their fave wine, chilled to perfection. $500, metro-area Macy’s stores, macys.com; metro-area Bed Bath & Beyond stores, bedbathandbeyond.com.
Take dessert to new levels with the Krups Barista Fully Automatic One Touch cappuccino machine, which allows you to pick from 17 exclusive recipes, catering to everyone’s preferences and turning your home into a mini café. $2,500, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com, and Williams-Sonoma, metro-area stores, williamssonoma.com.
The new Twist 1586 glassware collection by Saint-Louis is perfect for wine novices and experts alike. Once the wine is poured, the Venetian-style pattern magnifies the crystal's luminosity, enhancing the wine's color and flavor. Water tumbler, $125; champagne glass, $170; young wine glass, $170; mature wine glass, $170; bottle stopper, $125; wine decanter, $635; Neiman Marcus, Troy.
Coffee and a Danish
The Royal Copenhagen Star Fluted Christmas cup and saucer combines the spirit of Christmas past and present with cozy Danish design, $75, Neiman Marcus, Troy.
Inspired by the Vasque of the French wine tradition, the Alessi Noè ice tub/wine cooler can hold up to five bottles of wine or two magnums. $350, store.alessi.com.
Good morning, guests! Who’d like a cup of tea from an old-fashioned electric kettle? Smeg ’50s retro-style kettle (available in seven colors), $130, Williams-Sonoma, metro-area stores, williamssonoma.com and West Elm, Birmingham.
Nothing kicks off a party better than a festive cocktail prepared ahead of time and ready for guests as they arrive at the door, notes Laura Zender of Laura Design in Ann Arbor. “My go-to concoction is always champagne mixed with a splash of Pama Pomegranate liqueur. I present it in a gold-rimmed champagne flute garnished with a sugar cube and fresh cranberries.”