Every home that’s getting ready for a great season of entertaining and intimate family get-togethers should invest in a selection of serveware that includes a set of beautiful dishes, shiny flatware and crystal glasses and cups. For homes that still practice the age old tradition of an in-home bar, that also means a selection of beer mugs.
Beer mugs are offered by Mikasa and The Cellar and are usually included as part of regular bar supplies used for home entertaining. Other glass mugs can be used to serve beer, of course, but one used for beer is usually heavier and larger and has a sturdier handle than one used for hot drinks. It also can be plain and smooth with a thick base or have a frosted appearance and a fluted texture or any other design that matches the other glassware in the home. Look for a set that uses recycled glass if possible and make sure they are lead-free and dishwasher safe.
Other glasses, like the tall and thin Pilsner glasses, are also popular for entertaining and a nicely fitted home bar can serve almost any kind of drink including soda and water if it is supplied with a selection of glasses and stemware. A matching drink dispenser—one made of glass will let the beverage show through—will allow people to help themselves to lemonade or tea if it is served.
When it comes to glasses for the table, plan on two styles—a water glass and beverage glass—for each guest, depending on the occasion. Sometimes additional pieces like glass mugs for hot beverages are used, but most often those are offered after the guests leave the table.
Setting a beautiful table and stocking a home bar will make for some great home entertainment this season. Browse the great selection of beer mugs today at Macy’s.