Root for your favorite team this year by hosting a Gold Medal Party, complete with gold-medal cookies if you’re feeling extra festive. Impress your guests with simple appetizers like Korean “tacos” or deviled eggs by serving them on a golden platter. Shake up custom cocktails in a shimmering shaker or pop some cheap beer into a golden tub that you can use at parties all year-round. So go for it! Here’s how.
Whether you’re filling this tub with Champagne, bottles of sparkling water, French cider, or beer, it looks divine. Gold-plating surrounds a steel interior for durability and heft. The tub includes two handles on each end for easy portability. It’s corrosion-resistant, has a food-safe lining, and looks just as good as part of a seasonal motif. (Another tip: Fill it with cherry blossom branches or pine, or stack it full of wrapped gifts and ribbons for a wedding shower.)
Arrange these elegant appetizers—crostini with pears and crudités with crème fraîche—on this platter and they’d look like you ordered them from a 4-star restaurant. A 1 ½-inch, hand-hammered rim lends even more elegance and keeps olives and nuts from rolling away. Pro tip: Make guests cocktails, then place them on this tray to serve them, for a medal-worthy move.
Speaking of cocktails, wow your guests when you shake up an award-winning with this beauty. Amp up the metallic element by pouring drinks into Old Fashioned glasses dotted with golden palm trees or pineapples. Consider golden-hued spirits, such as bourbon and ginger liqueurs, and on-palette garnishes like candied ginger when dreaming up cocktail recipes.
Whether doling out punch from a cut-glass bowl or soup from a pan to party guests, this ladle never goes out of style. You’ll use it at the holidays, for chili and gazpacho, and for big-batch drinks like lemonade in the summertime. Thanks to its stainless-steel base, it’s durable—and dishwasher safe.
Gold Bar Tool Set
Why not create your own personal bar that makes you proud to concoct custom drinks for your guests? This marble-and-gold set includes a double-sided jigger with marks for ¾-ounce and ½-ounce measured pours, a top-quality Hawthorne strainer, a chic bottle opener, a bar knife for citrus, and ice tongs. With a small yet sturdy stand this is a foundation piece for a fabulous at-home bar.
You could serve an $8 wine in this number and it’ll taste like a tough-to-find, $40 bottle. Such is the effect of gold. As is true of copper, it makes everything look and taste just a little more elegant, a touch more rarified. This sleek item adds a glint of optimistic charm to any party—no matter how your team does!