Throwing a cocktail party doesn’t have to mean you make it a super-fancy affair – just make sure you follow these simple tips to make sure YOU the host get to have a nice time! After all, what’s the fun of throwing a party if you are stuck in the kitchen the entire party?
Create a Do-It-Yourself Bar
Set out some dark and light alcohol, mixers (club soda, a juice, and some tonic water), and wines. (Beer can be DIY as in getting it from the fridge.) and make sure you’ve pre-cut your citrus slices for people’s garnishes – much less sticky for you to clean later. Check out our visual step-by-step below to ensure the perfect lemon and lime wedges.
Make the Ice Drip-Free (Seriously!)
We love this hack so much. Instead of setting out a bowl or bucket of ice that will soon become all watery and slushy – place a nice colander of ice over a bowl of about the same size (we love the visual if they are both copper or metal,) so that there is about a half inch or inch between the two. That way as the ice melts, the water is caught in the bowl below.
S.O.S (SET OUT SNACKS!!)
Let’s face it, we’re not in college anymore, so a bag of chips and store bought dip won’t feed a crowd. Keep your guests from erring on the side of too-tipsy by setting out snacks that have a little more ‘oomph’ to them. No need to break the bank, just look in your fridge! As you’ll see in our video below, we sliced up some sharp cheddar, added a side of honey, and some mixed nuts for a salty and sweet snack! Get creative what you have.