Cocktail parties are among the easiest and most elegant parties to throw. And let’s face it, everyone loves a good cocktail party. With delicious drinks, good eats, and your favorite guests, what could go wrong?
Here are Gardenuity’s four essentials to throwing a fabulous cocktail party.
1. The Right Libations
It goes without saying that delicious cocktails are the greatest essential to throwing a cocktail party. For us, a delicious drink means fresh ingredients, a perfect balance, and high-quality spirits. Throw together your favorite cocktail or try something new.
If you’re looking for fresh ideas that bring the bar to your home, check out our Cocktails from the Garden ebook (it’s free!).
2. The Right Bites
The key to throwing a good cocktail party is small, flavorful bites. Set them up as hors d’oeurvres and lay them out for guests to enjoy. We recommend choosing your eats based on your drinks. For example, if you’re serving margs, you simply have to have chips & fresh guacamole to accompany it.
Keep it simple! No one’s expecting caviar. For more simple and surprisingly tasty bites, try this tomato ricotta bruschetta, this spinach & artichoke dip, and this divine blood orange mint honey cake.
3. The Right Venue
At Gardenuity, we are always advocating for throwing an outdoor cocktail party. Because what’s better than good friends with sweet sips on the patio on a warm summer night? String some lights up and trust your patio gardens to be all the décor you need.
4. The Right Jams
A party’s not a party without music. Whatever your poison is, pick and get jamming. The right playlist will set a fun atmosphere and help people relax as they socialize. We recommend creating your own — that way, you have complete control. But if you need help, jam out to these acoustic oldies, chill out with these mellow grooves, or get jazzy with sophisticated tunes.
With these 4 essentials, throwing a cocktail party is easy and stress-free — and fun! So send out your invites, hit the grocery store, and get ready to relax, sip the good stuff, and catch up with the people you love.