15 Things You’ll Need to Celebrate National Martini Day!
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15 Things You’ll Need to Celebrate National Martini Day!

Wednesday might be hump day, but this Thursday trumps all ‘cuz it’s (drumroll please) National Martini Day! Let’s give thanks to the cocktail gods for giving us an excuse to sip on some mean martinis mid-week by throwing an impromptu martini mixer, shall we?

We’ve found everything you’ll need to host this glamorous and sophisticated pop-up party for your martini-loving friends, recipes included. And from all of us here at Brit + Co., cheers and happy (safe ;) sipping!

1. Keep Calm and Martini On Print ($15): This print says it all. Hang it up in your party space to remind everyone to martini on all night long!

2. Gatsby Cocktail Shaker ($30): This sleek shaker with its art deco rings will bring the glamour of the Gatsby era to your martini-day gathering. If only Leo was included in the packaging… sigh…

3. Thurston Bar Tool Set ($49): Every home bar needs a solid set of bar tools. This set from Pottery Barn includes a jigger, strainer, bar spoon, bar knife and an opener.

4. Stainless Steel Cocktail Picks, Set of 6 ($30): A good cocktail pick is a party must, especially for a cocktail-themed shindig. These simple yet sophisticated stainless steel picks from Williams-Sonoma are a timeless addition to your home bars and bar carts.

5. Martini Glasses, Set of 4 ($29): These classic and elegant martini glasses from Birch Lane are a staple for every ‘tini-loving household.

6. Coasters ($45): Feelin’ a little retro? Throw down these graphic coasters to gain some serious style points and prevent those obnoxious drink rings from staining your wood tables.

7. Rose Pomegranate Martini: For a tart take on the vodka martini, try this rose pomegranate blend, finished off with a rose petal garnish. (via A Beautiful Mess)

8. Sex and the City: Want to turn this martini get together into a viewing party? Pop in your Sex and the City DVDs for a mini-marathon! After all, no one does martinis as fabulously as Carrie and the gang. (Photo)

9. Mad Men: If by some slim chance Sex and the City is not your cup of tea (or gin), throw on some Mad Men for scenes filled with Robert Sterling sipping his famous vodka martinis. (Photo)

10. Extra Dirty Martini: Do you love your martinis extra (and we mean EXTRA) dirty? Try out this concoction, complete with olives rolled in chili flakes! (via How Sweet It is)

11. Martini Cookies: Feeling extra creative? Whip up these martini + olives cookies, and wow your guests with those fondant skills. (via Joy Served Warm)

12. Herbal Martinis ($20): Have a guest who prefers a mock-tail instead? Stock up on these herbal blends from Altar for delicious virgin martinis. Bonus: These yummy tonics also make incredible mixers if you want to add a splash of your favorite spirit after all.

13. DIY Rainbow Picks: Add some color to your cocktails with these bright (and fringed!) cocktail picks. (via Studio DIY)

14. French Pear Martini: If fruity bevs are more your speed, this French pear martini is the way to go. This light and refreshing ‘tini is made with elderflower liqueur, pear vodka and a splash of bubbly. (via Style Me Pretty)

15. Martini Glass Cupcakes: Fill your extra martini glasses with mini cupcakes and marshmallows for a sweet and sassy treat. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

How are you celebrating National Martini Day this year? Tell us about it in the comment below!