Though it’s still October, the season is right around the corner. In only a few weeks we’ll be kicking off holiday parties which will fill our calendars through to New Year’s.
To get you in the party-planning mood I’ve piled up an essential element of your entertaining arsenal: the ice bucket. It may add a splash of style to your vacation bar cart and also make it a little easier for visitors to mix up something for themselves while you’re busy in the kitchen! Listed below are 20 of my favorites. — Kate out of DomestiKated Life
Mars Party Tub – $24.95
Here’s a contemporary way to store ice and drinks for larger parties. Tuck a couple bottles to the reddish powder-coated metal tub and let your guests serve themselves.
Green Ice Bucket – $75
This green ice bucket has a classic feel with the brass detailing but lends a contemporary pop of green into your pub. It would look perfect mixed with oranges and browns at Thanksgiving or red tones in Christmas.
Red Plaid Ice Bucket – $39.99
The retro red plaid on this ice bucket gives it a nostalgic sense that will fit in good with rustic decoration or even a preppy Christmas occasion.
Bleaker Bar Ice Bucket – $59
The Bleaker Bar ice bucket is a balance of tradition and modernity. The simple shape and touch of metal make it an elegant bit of barware.
Gold Ice Bucket and Glass Caddy from Twinkle Star Crafts and Vintage – $72.99
This ice bucket and glasses caddy seems like it was plucked in the set of Mad Men. It is going to add a significant splash of glamour into your pub.
Classic Ice Bucket from Flying Ace Vintage – $32
Finished in a denim outside and a topped with a bright yellow handle, this ice bucket is filled with whimsy. It is a great piece to mix with a industrial or contemporary design decorative; the dash of kitsch will make it pop in its setting.
Anchor Hocking Milk Glass Ice Bucket from Changing Years – $30
White milk glass is a timeless classic, and this hobnail patterned ice bucket is no exception. The texture adds interest to the simple shape and clean color.
Cheers Ice Bucket – $29
With its festive gold lettering, this ice bucket seems like it was created to serve champagne on New Year’s Eve.
Monogrammed Stainless Steel Ice Bucket With Tongs – $149
Including a monogram for this classic stainless steel ice bucket will allow it to be an heirloom to be passed down through the family. It is a timeless shape with simple banding for interest.
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Personalized Ice Bucket – $60
A more contemporary take on the personalized ice bucket. You may choose from dozens of options for monogramming and colours with all these lucite versions.
Ice Bucket – $125
For a bit of Hollywood Regency style that you can bring in an animal print ice bucket with fitting lucite handle and tongs.
Black Kromex Ice Bucket – $25
Faux crocodile and wood combine for a manly look which also includes a some significant glamour.
Lucite Ice Bucket – $30
Sometimes a pub needs a pop of color and lifestyle amid all those clear fluids and glasses. This lucite ice bucket includes vivid tones and patterns to make it a stand-out piece.
Pier 1 Imports
Black & White Bar Accessories – $29.95
The ice bucket is just one element of this pub, which means you may want to consider investing in a fitting pair of bar tools too. The ice bucket featured here has an inlaid white and black layout and matches the cocktail shaker, wine cooler and blending gear.
Graham and Green
Top Hat Ice Bucket – GBP 45
It is always great to have a bit in your decor with a little bit of humor, and this hat–shaped ice bucket has that element. It is an enjoyable piece that is balanced with its sleek, cool styling.
Orrefors ‘Street” Ice Bucket – $250
There’s nothing more luxe than crystal barware. The grid pattern and strong lines make this a very masculine piece which has a large impact.
Carillon Silver Pineapple Ice Bucket
Pineapples are a symbol of welcome, therefore it is an appropriate shape with this hinged ice bucket as you use it to entertain guests. It’s a classic look that will add a glow to your tablescape.
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Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Ice Bucket – $2,100
Made from silver, this ice bucket is the epitome of a fresh, timeless shape and is perfect for bringing out to celebrate special occasions.
Wishing Well Ice Bucket
For a more country-inspired appearance, this ice bucket is modeled after a rustic pail however in heavy-duty stoneware.
Colin Cowie Ice Bucket with Stainless Tongs – $14.99
The touch of golden rimming makes this ice bucket look like a million bucks — minus the hefty price tag. It is a reasonable alternative that still packs a lot of style.
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