As a party progresses, your ice bucket inevitably fills with water as the ice melts. Avoid a bucket of soaked ice by adding a colander to your your ice bucket.
Household tips magazine Real Simple shares how you can serve your guests clean and drip-free ice that hasn't been sloshing around in a water logged ice bucket for the last hour:
At a party, stash ice in a colander set on top of a bucket or a bowl. Water will drain out, and guests will get only the solid stuff.
It's a simple thing but it cuts down on the drips all over the counter, your guests hands, and their glasses. For more clever entertaining tricks make sure to check out how to mark drinks with rubber bands or window markers, and how to keep candle wax off cakes with Life Savers. Have a clever party trick to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things [Real Simple]
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Sunday, September 5, 2010
Stash Ice in a Colander for Drip-Free Ice [Clever Uses]