Bunny suggests setting a bar tray in whatever room you use most - your living room, family room, or library. Having drinks in plain sight is a nice way to make your guests feel comfortable, so you can just say "help yourself." It is also much easier to have refills close by instead of needing to run to the kitchen each time a glass is empty.

Top a console or cabinet with a large tray. Fill the tray with basic liquors, sodas (Bunny prefers the small cans), several glasses, cocktail napkins, an opener and an ice bucket. When guests arrive all you'll need to do is put ice in the bucket and pull out a bottle of chilled white wine.

“Growing up in the South where entertaining was constant - people even dropped by unannounced - I learned to be ready.”

- Bunny Williams