Building Your Home Bar with Your Macy’s Registry

How to Build Your Home Bar

So you and your love are getting close to tying the knot (CONGRATS!). You’ve chosen the venue, hired a photographer, and things are starting to come together! However, there’s this daunting question of, “What should we register for?” Well, our vote is that you should definitely include items necessary for a home bar! After all, you’ll be wanting to entertain, and invite friends over to celebrate this special time in your life, right? Right! :)

Today, we’re introducing Macy’s Registry and the top ten items you need to stock your home bar! From pretty polka dot glasses + barware, and a few delicious cocktail recipes — Macy’s has got what you need!

Ready to see our must-haves + all the pretty photos by Dana Grant Photo? Let’s get this party started!

Kate Spade Ice Bucket with floral ice cubes

Kate Spade Ice Bucket with floral ice cubes

1. Ice Bucket

How darling is this polka dot Kate Spade New York Gold Dots Acrylic Ice Bucket? We think it’s the perfect piece for displaying wine at parties, especially when paired with fun, floral ice cubes!

How to Build Your Home Bar

2. Wine Glasses + 3. Wine Opener

To complement the polka dot ice bucket above, we fancy the Kate Spade New York Set of 4 Larabee Dot Stemless White Wine Glasses and Stemless Red Wine Glasses! A handy-dandy wine opener is always a necessity, too!

Beer Glasses

4. Beer Glasses

Do you have a favorite type of beer (stout, lager, ale, porter)? Well, we recommend registering for glasses to serve them in! We’ve got a penchant for wheat beers, so these Lenox Tuscany Craft Beer Wheat Beer Glasses (Set of 4) are perfect! If you fancy another type of beer, here are a few other favorites: Lenox Tuscany Craft Beer Collection, IPA Glasses, Tulip Glasses.

Kate Spade Cocktail Shaker

5. Cocktail Shaker + 6. Cocktail Stirrers

Shake things up with this Kate Spade New York Two of a Kind Got Dot Shaker! For good measure, a cocktail jigger + these arrow stirrers are perfect!

Gold Rimmed Cocktail Glasses

7. Old Fashioned Glasses

These patterned Miksa Cheers Party Double Old Fashioned Glasses are absolutely DELIGHTFUL and perfect for lots of great cocktails.

To Have & To Hold Cocktail recipe

For an added pop of color, we’re crushing on these pretty pink napkins.


To Have & To Hold Cocktail Recipe

-1.5 oz Casamigos tequila (this cocktail also works well with vodka)
-.5 oz Chareau Aloe Vera Liqueur
-.25 oz simple syrup
-1 oz fresh lemon juice
-Dash of lavender bitters

Garnish this cocktail with basil blossoms, edible flowers (chamomile flowers work great!), lemon twists, or lavender wands — basically, anything flowery, feminine, and colorful will do! The expert mixologist behind these delicious cocktails is none other than Karen Grill; she helped us craft the most unique + tasty cocktails, which are perfect to serve at any event or enjoy at home!

How to Build Your Home Bar


Floradora Moscow Mule recipe

8. Moscow Mule Mugs

We LOVE making Mules, as they’re pretty darn easy to make and the glasses are gorgeous! No home bar is complete without these Moscow Mule Mugs.

Floradora Moscow Mule recipe
We asked Karen Grill to come up with a fun spin on a Moscow Mule and this recipe twist with raspberries is perfect for spring!

Floradora Moscow Mule

-2 oz Ford’s Gin
-.5 oz raspberry syrup
-.5 oz ginger syrup
-.5 oz fresh lime juice
-Topped with soda water

Garnish these Mules with lime twists and fresh raspberries. If you prefer to make this cocktail with ginger beer, simply omit the ginger syrup and go for a heavy, spicy, ginger beer (such as Bundaberg)

Floradora Moscow Mule recipe

Rose Gold Wine Toppers

9. Wine Stopper + 10. Bar Cart

For when you just want one glass of wine, this adorable Martha Stewart Copper 4-Pc Bottle Stopper Set is PERFECT! And what home bar would be complete without a bar cart? Take the cocktails from the kitchen, the living room, or the patio with ease and keep the party going all night long!

Complete your registry + home bar with all these goodies from Macy’s. We’ll cheers to that!

photos thanks to Dana Grant Photo and cocktails created by Karen Grill

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