Cocktail party - what is it and how to organize it

Cocktail party - what is it and how to organize it

Sep 23, 2021, 2:42:26 AM Life and Styles

Friendly meetings, corporate events, exhibitions, vernissages, or other smaller family celebrations - a cocktail party is an elegant social event, which may have various forms and shapes. The basic principle of organizing this kind of event is one and the same - it takes place standing up, and the guests serve themselves. How to organize a professional cocktail party, so that both the host and the participants are satisfied? We will explain to you step by step.

Cocktail parties were most popular in the early 20th century. Then, for a while, they disappeared from the traditions, only to return to favor in the 21st century, both in the business world and to the regular social gatherings. 

Initially, the cocktail party seemed to be an ideal solution for limited space and a large number of guests. Nowadays, however, these kinds of parties are also organized in spacious places, which make it even easier to communicate with each other. Because communication is what this kind of party is all about.

Throw your own exclusive cocktail party

You don’t need to be a master to organize a grand celebration. All you should do is either to find cocktail caterers who will help you prepare the most luxurious cocktails and finger food or to give it a try and make them on your own. 

Cocktail snack time is one of the key points when it comes to a cocktail party. After all, the menu can help make connections or, on the contrary, spoil the whole party. When it comes to food, tartines, toothpick appetizers, savory and sweet cupcakes, mini cakes or mini crepes are always a great idea. Not only is it easy to eat them with one hand, but they also make your table look interesting.

The same goes for a drink menu. Take some time to come up with the sorts of alcohol which you would like to be served, or ask a top mixologist for help. Cocktails play an important role in creating the atmosphere, as they let the guests feel more relaxed and communicative. 

Not less important is the role of the host who will greet and bid farewell to every participant, take care of the interaction between the guests, and introduce people to each other, because communication is the key to a successful event. It is also worth paying attention to the music and lights. Soft, dimmed light along with the unobtrusive music definitely influence positively the integration of the guests.

A cocktail party is a simple and modern solution for both social and business meetings. All you need is several steps to organize such an exclusive event. If during the two hours of the celebration the conversations do not stop and the cocktail snacks disappear - it is a sign that the cocktail party was simply successful.


Published by Samantha Brown

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