Are you ready to throw the ultimate cocktail party? But let's face it, hosting can be a bit of a nightmare, so why not take the stress out of it by serving ready-to-drink cocktails? I've got five top tips to help you host the best cocktail party of the year, so pay attention.
Plan your menu, and I mean plan it! You don't want to be running out of drinks halfway through the night, do you? Decide on the types of ready-to-drink cocktails you want to serve, like pre-mixed martinis, Margaritas or Old Fashioned, and make sure you've got enough to go round. And don't forget about your guests with dietary restrictions, have some non-alcoholic options ready too.
Lighting, lighting, lighting! The ambiance of your party is everything, and ready-to-drink cocktails deserve the best. Use a combination of ambient and task lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Dimmer switches or candles will create a soft, warm glow, perfect for sipping those cocktails.
Self-serve bar. This is the way to go, trust me. A self-serve bar means guests can help themselves to drinks, keeping the party flowing. Set up your bar in a central location, and make sure you've got all the necessary supplies, such as mixers, ice, and garnishes, as well as a variety of ready-to-drink cocktails.
Bite-size snacks. You don't want your guests to be too full to enjoy those cocktails, so serve small, easy-to-eat snacks. Mini quiches, deviled eggs, or bruschetta are all great options.
Ask for help. Don't be a martyr, darling. Hosting a party is a lot of work, so don't be afraid to ask for help. Enlist the help of friends or family members to help with tasks such as setting up the ready-to-drink cocktail bar, serving drinks, and cleaning up.
And there you have it, five top tips to help you host the best cocktail party of the year. Just remember to relax and enjoy yourself, after all, you're the host, and you deserve to have some fun too!
Lots of love,
Alan & Team Boxtails