Glassware and tableware pull reception style together to create a crisp, solid look. Here are ideas for creating a gorgeous tablescape (and some cocktail ideas to accompany them).

Wet Your Whistle
It's a gin-gin situation: a refreshing cooler with a hint of pear that's lighter than other gins. The complementary fruit slices can be cut in advance and stored in ice water. Add lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.

1½ oz. WET by Beefeater (70-proof gin)
Tonic water
Pear slices

Pour the gin into an ice-filled highball glass. Add tonic water to taste. Garnish with pear.

Crystal Summer Circle highball glasses in aqua, yellow, and coral, $20 each, stoneware Summer Circle dipping bowls, $35 per set of three, stoneware oblong serving tray, $40, all from Kate Spade by Lenox, Trays on low table, from Kartell,

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