Love Entertaining? Must-Have Registry Items for the Classiest Cocktail Parties

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Why stop celebrating after you get married? Once your band or DJ turns off the tunes and the top tier of your wedding cake is tucked away for your one-year anniversary, it's time to break out those awesome wedding gifts you registered for! If you and your new husband love to entertain, fill your wedding registry with items you can use again and again, whether you're throwing a potluck or a cocktail party.

We enlisted the help of Target's Registry Expert Brit Morin to pick out stylish, versatile housewares that make your wedding gifts go the extra mile. These stylish, modern glassware, serveware, and décor objects will impress your friends and be a constant reminder of your wedding day.

Wedding registry cocktail party martini glass

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"I love entertaining, so a great selection of glassware is a must," says Morin. She recommends a a full 10-piece set of wine glasses, tumblers, martini glasses, and beer mugs. We happen to love these classic martini glasses, which come in a set of four. Add some gin or vodka and blue cheese-stuffed olives on a stick, and your guests will surely agree.

Riedel Vivant Martini Glasses, $39.99 for a set of 4, Target

Wedding registry cocktail party wine glass

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Per Morin's suggestion, we found this amazing stemless wine glass. This style is very on-trend, and the etched pattern is a fun twist. "To prepare for guests, I set out all my glassware a few hours ahead, and wipe everything down for smudges," Morin says. A sparkling-clean set of these glasses are sure to get the party going.

Threshold Etched Stemless Wine Glasses, $23.99 for a set of 4, Target

Wedding registry cocktail party beer mug

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The etched pattern on this beer mug is a great complement to that of the wine glasses. When registering, make sure that everything you choose feels harmonious, even if it doesn't match. "Pop the beer mugs in the freezer so they're icy cold when it's time to pour," Morin advises for party time.

Threshold Etched Glass Beer Mugs, $23.99 for a set of 4, Target

Wedding registry cocktail party bar cart

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"Showcase your drink selection on a bar cart or with serving trays and let your guests help themselves once they arrive," Morin adds. What better way to do so than on this modern cart, which has storage space for bottles and glasses on the lower shelf? You can store everything there when you're not rolling it out for party time.

Threshold Bryant Faux Wood Patio Bar Cart, $116, Target

Wedding registry cocktail party tray

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This serving tray is another Morin-approved object that's perfect for displaying your best barware and alcohol. The geometric mirrored design will play off of your glasses in the most delightful way.

Nate Berkus Gold Mirrored Decorative Tray, $34.99, Target

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