When it comes to cocktail parties, nobody throws one better than I do, trust me! Sure, it can be a stressful undertaking, but it’s all part of the excitement. Whether you are hosting a simple, intimate dinner or a fabulous glam soiree, these tips and tricks will take your party planning to the next level.
Pick a theme
Who doesn’t love theme parties? They’re fun, cool and a great opportunity to put your creative skills to work. Plus it helps you narrow down the entertainment options. I prefer something dazzling, like “Time to boogie,” think Studio 54 meets Stranger Things. Dress code enforced.
Craft a signature cocktail
Nothing screams sophistication like Absolut Elyx, a single estate, copper crafted vodka that is the luxury expression of Absolut. Even the bottle is chic!” But what makes Absolut Elyx so smooth? Well, is produced from single estate wheat in Sweden and distilled in vintage still made entirely from copper.
Not only that, Absolut Elyx goes above and beyond to create a full experience. Just look at the stemware! Timeless and stylish. For this cocktail party, I chose the Raspberry Mule. A tasty twist on the classic Moscow Mule, making it is simple:
You will need:
3 Parts Absolut Elyx
1 Part Fresh Homemade Raspberry Cordial*
1 Part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
Top Ginger Beer
Combine all ingredients in a copper mule cup over crushed ice, top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh raspberries.
Play some disco tunes
Music is the most important thing to set the mood for your party. Your playlist should have a retro feeling without sounding old. This Spotify playlist will keep your guests dancing all night long.
Ultimately, the trick to throwing an epic cocktail party is being a good host. Engage with your friends, enjoy the night and make sure everyone drinks responsibly because no one likes a messy queen.
Photos by Chel Wardell