Cocktail parties are the best way to gather and involve in interesting conversations with friends and colleagues. These parties are all about food, drinks, and stories. Let’s have a look at the best tips to throw a perfect cocktail party:
The deciding phase:
This phase includes deciding the budget, guest list, venue, drinks and food menu and everything else that’s needed for a cocktail party. Having a budget on the onset allows you to keep track of your expenses and where to allocate the money. Also, since your guests will be drinking alcohol, so, throw a party on a day when they can rest the day after. As far as the venue is concerned, you can throw an informal cocktail party at your place and a formal one at some bar or restaurant.
Send cocktail themed invites:
Instead of the normal invites, think of something interesting that creates a sense of anticipation and curiosity about the event. For instance, you may opt for wine glass shaped invites or you may send printed invitations to your guests in a glass bottle. Even after the party is over, these invites can serve as mementos.
Go creative with the decor:
The decor is an essential element of every party. So, you need to make sure that your cocktail party decor makes the best use of space. You can also consider placing unexpected thought-provoking treasures throughout the area so that the guests do not perceive any central place to be.
Drinks and ice:
Drinks are the soul of a cocktail party. It is advisable to print up a menu of a few signature drinks in advance and buy your booze according to what you need for each drink. You can make the party and drinks more interesting by setting naming all the drinks. You may also coordinate the color of your cocktail and the decor for that extraordinary effect! Consider investing in silicon ice-cube trays. Also, you may start freezing ice several days in advance and store it until the day of the party.
A cocktail party without food is not advisable. So, consider serving a variety of bite-sized appetizers like canapes, nibbles etc. You can actually place these snacks at different locations throughout the area in an interesting manner such that people will have a reason to move to all corners of the room.
You may ask set up a playlist with the help of suggestions from all the guests you invite. Entertainment at a cocktail needs to be on a lower side. In fact, you may opt for some mellow music that’s conducive to conversation.
Cocktail party favors will help your guests remember your party even after its over. You can give away goodies such as DIY gift baskets, treat bags etc. that you can stuff as per your interests. These tiny party favors will leave your guests smiling long after the event is over!