05/19/2012 01:10 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Throw An Easy Outdoor Cocktail Party (Without Stressing Out)

What You'll Need

Let the good times roll with a bar on wheels, stocked with the essential tools: glasses, plates, ice, and swinging party gear―like a cocktail shaker and swizzle sticks. For reinforcements, just cruise back to the kitchen.

All the Fixings
Lay out all the extras―olives, citrus slices, cherries, and cocktail onions, plus sugar or salt on a plate to rim glasses. And keep things laid-back: There's no reason your bowls and trays have to match.

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