Cocktail parties can be a lot of work, but they’re oh, so much fun! There’s just something about cocktail parties that really cheers us up. Menu, check. Drinks, check. Music, check. So much to plan, prepare, and execute.
Luckily, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that mostly involves things we love. From dishes to drinks to decor, see our 10 cocktail party ideas that’ll get you excited about playing host for the coming year!
3-2-1 bottom’s up! Ring in the New Year with this lovely spread of celebratory drinks. The Minty Pomegranate Spritzer is just bursting with flavor, and the toasted marshmallow shot glasses are crowd pleasers but don’t take our word for it. Give them a try!
If you also pardoned the turkey this year, you’ll love these vegan recipes. Absolutely no dairy and no meat, so no worries! You won’t go hungry, and your belly will “thank” you for it. *wink*
Create a welcoming holiday vibe in your home by hanging stockings in unexpected places like a banister or building a gallery wall of wreaths. Just keep your guests away from the stocking full of coal and steer them towards a hot chocolate bar that will warm their hands and hearts.
Trick or treat, give me something good to drink! Halloween isn’t just for kids. Adults love an excuse to dress up and have some BOOzy brews. You may not be able to go next door to ask for candy, but you can certainly ask the neighbors to come to your place for some sweet cocktails and a screening of Stranger Things.
Bring out the red, white, and blue – vegans can have fun too! We know it’s hard to stick to a healthy diet (we slip, too!) but we’ve got the best food and drinks to serve on Fourth of July weekend. The stars of the menu? Pop Rock Shooters and Firecracker Fruit Pops both get our vote!
Transform your home into an exotic medina by styling it with the geometric decor, colorful fabric and of course—lovely, spicy food.
When you don’t have the resources to hire a bartender for the holiday season, have a go at these 12 easy cocktails that will make your celebration even merrier. (Psst! We especially love the Grinch Jello Shots!)
Gather family and friends for a wonderful meal and an equally wonderful tablescape. Think it’s only for the pros? Check out these inspiring tablescapes, from simple to opulent, that will make your Thanksgiving visually memorable. (You’re welcome!)READ: 12 Inspiring Thanksgiving Tablescapes
TIP: Jacquard tablecloths are expensive. Save yourself some money and buy fabric instead, for a DIY tablecloth you’ll love. Check out Boho Luxe Home‘s Fabrics By The Yard. Browse 12 table-popping patterns.
Fall means knit scarves, boots, and of course—all things pumpkin! We’ve got a rundown of the pumpkin-est dishes to warm you up, and the best part is they’re all vegan recipes! Tip: Try the vegan pumpkin pie, it’s delish!
You’re going to get some extra “sugar” with these Valentine’s Day drinks. And we do mean day—start with a breakfast smoothie of root veggies and end with a sexy glass of bubbly or a strawberry margarita.