Happy Hour at Home: Designer Cocktail Trays

Here’s how to add some flair and sophistication to your drinks nights at home | Source: FarFetch While you may have all the essentials to whip up a martini or mojito from the comfort of your own home, there’s one sophisticated piece of kit you’re probably missing. The finishing touch […]

Here’s how to add some flair and sophistication to your drinks nights at home | Source: FarFetch

While you may have all the essentials to whip up a martini or mojito from the comfort of your own home, there’s one sophisticated piece of kit you’re probably missing.

The finishing touch to an evening of drinks and nibbles, a cocktail tray adds sophistication, elegance and above all, functionality to your home bar. Because, after making your Aperol Spritz at home or picking up some of your favourite gin, you’ll need somewhere to display your creations.

If you’re looking to host the next Friday drinks at home, consider adding that extra flair with one of these luxury cocktail trays that are sure to take your interior decor to the next level.

Eichholtz Gold Finish Tray

This Giacomo Tray by Eichholtz is glamour and sophistication combined. The base is black mirror glass framed by a raised gold finished metal to prevent spilling your Aperol spritz or margarita.

Perfect for a home with a modern aesthetic, this tray will be an entertaining favourite.

Eichholtz Tray Giacomo, Gold Finish, Black Glass, A$721.19 | Source: Ideas 4 Lighting

Hermès Sellier Change Tray

Made from porcelain with a velvet goatskin base, this Sellier change tray is an eclectic addition to the dining or living room. Perfect for holding a tray of cocktails, this tray features an intricate design based on the French garden beds at the Hermès store in Paris.

The Hermès Sellier is modern, classic and unique.

Hermès Sellier Change Tray
Hermès Sellier Change Tray, A$920 | Source: Hèrmes

Hero Marble Tray

This marble tray is crafted from rare Italian stone, only available from one quarry in the world. Sculpted to perfection, this decorative tray is an elegant addition to the home. The signature orb spherical feet are a subtle feature to the tray.

This tray would be the perfect addition to a home with a darker colour palette or one with marble finishings.

The Cool Hunter Hero Marble Tray
The Cool Hunter Hero Marble Tray, A$380.00 | Source: The Cool Hunter

Emilio Brass Cocktail Decor

This chic cocktail tray is polished brass and a stunning display of sleek Art Deco decor. Paired with rows of your favourite drink, this tray is the ideal dinner party addition.

Emilio Brass Cocktail Decor Tray 50cm
Emilio Brass Cocktail Decor Tray 50cm, A$599.00 | Source: Gallery Furniture

Mackenzie-Childs Royal Check Round Tray

This royal check tray is expertly handcrafted from heavy-gauge enamelled steel and bronzed stainless rims. A charming tray, this might be perfect for a picnic and drinks or high tea.

Reflections Copenhagen Tray

This tray is a fusion of retro-style decor and luxury interiors. Danish designers Julie Hugau and Andrea Larson took inspiration from the Art Deco era and formed this multicoloured crystal tray.

An intentionally mismatched look, this tray will be an elegant addition to any interior decor style.

Reflections Copenhagen Panama Crystal Tray
Reflections Copenhagen Panama Crystal Tray, A$864 | Source: Matches Fashion

Bone Inlay Tray

Made using ethically sourced bone, this tray is a stunning display of versatility. It can be used as a cocktail tray, coffee table or bedside dining decor or even to hold makeup and jewellery.

Bone Inlay Criss Cross Rectangular Tray
Bone Inlay Criss Cross Rectangular Tray, A$339 | Source: Mahalia Interiors

Jonathan Adler Arcade Tray

In classic Jonathan Adler style, this arcade tray is a striking addition to any room. The geometric pattern takes inspiration from the Colosseum in Italy. Use this tray to serve evening drinks or tea and biscuits in an ode to tasteful and stylised decor.

Jonathan Adler Arcade Tray
Jonathan Adler Arcade Tray, A$429 | Source: Harrods

Gen Serving Tray

Taking inspiration from New York’s Art Deco style, this drinks tray is a glamorous addition to happy hour. The opulent steel and leather lining adds a powerful touch to a neutral or understated aesthetic. Reminiscent of the roaring 20s and jazz-age style, this tray is stylised and chic.

Pearl Inlay Tray

This cocktail tray is a mix of mother of pearl inlay and resin. Intricate pieces have been hand carved and inlaid in a beautiful mix of elegant patterns and design. Each pearl is unique and crafted to last a lifetime. Use this tray to add a touch of opulence to your dinner parties and drinks.

Pearl Inlay Tray White Geometric
Pearl Inlay Tray White Geometric, A$329 | Source: Joshua and Jane

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