Cocktail parties are the perfect kind of setting that allows your guests to socialize and let conversations between people flow. Cocktail parties are also a great excuse to gather your friends to drink, chat, and have some fun. Cocktail parties are an enjoyable event but they are also very difficult to set up and organize.
As we’ve already said cocktail parties are very difficult to organize but for people who have never organized an event in their life, it can be a living nightmare. So to help first-timers organize their own cocktail-related event we created a list of tips and tricks that will help make sure your cocktail party goes smoothly.
It might seem very obvious but planning ahead is very important. Depending on whether you do this step right or not can make or break your cocktail party. Here are some of the things you need to decide ahead of time so organizing the event goes smoothly.
- Number of guests invited to the party
- Is it going to be a formal event or a casual one with friends?
- Are you going to keep a limited cocktail menu or an open bar?
- Are you planning an indoor or an outdoor party?
- What type of food or snacks you are planning to serve?
- Are you going to have a specific theme for the party?
- What is your budget?
All of these things combined will greatly help you in organizing the party and save a lot of time. It will also give you time to focus on the smaller details of the event and really make it special.
Although it is not the focus in a cocktail party the food catering is just as important as the drinks. Begin the night with some simple nibbles, such as cheese, nuts olives, and introduce more gourmet finger food and canapes as the night progresses. This allows your guests to consistently eat throughout the night and keep the energy of the party from dying.
Keep in mind when doing a cocktail party it is best to serve small snacks rather than full course meals. Also don’t forget to include a variety of different finger foods, including seafood, meat, vegetables, cheese, and sweets. Don’t forget to cater to special diets by providing some vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.
The Cocktail Menu
Just like the food, it is very important to have variety in your drinks. In addition to alcoholic beverages don’t forget to put drinks like sodas and juices on the menu. If you want to make your party even more memorable try going for a theme with your cocktails. There are hundreds of cocktails to choose from when creating a cocktail menu so here are some of our recommendations for drinks that should be on your cocktail menu
- The Sidecar
- Gin Fizz
- The Classic Margarita
- Mulled Red Wine
With the help of these easy-to-follow steps, you can have your own cocktail party that your friends are sure to remember. If you want to get professional catering for your cocktail party in Vancouver visit The Supper Club to get Vancouver’s premium dining experience.