It’s summer and it’s a great time to host cocktail parties. These are some great ideas for cocktail parties that won’t cost a lot of money and don’t require much effort.
Let’s start with the cocktail party menu. It should be simple and light. Cut different types of vegetables into small pieces, then skewer them. Marinate the skewers with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt, and then grill or roast the marinated.
You can mix it up! You can make a grilled vegetable garden at outdoor parties by placing the skewered vegetables on a bed of wheatgrass. You can also place the vegetables on a platter, and decorate it with loose flowers like Gerber daisies or Cymbidium orchids.
A caterer put together a fantastic cocktail party menu, which included Macadamia nuts crusted chicken lollipops. You can also order European cheeses with dates, figs, and sliced toasts or crackers.
Cocktail parties are a great way to serve appetizers in a shot glass. Serve skewered shrimp in shot glasses with cocktail sauce, soups like gazpacho and cucumber. This will create a conversation starter. It’s good old-fashioned milk and cookies, where you can serve mini cookies with cold milk.
It’s summertime so you can include mini-burgers on the tray (can be beef or turkey, veggie), and your favorite mini-hot dogs.
Another fun idea for a cocktail party is to create an all-white summer theme event using a white fabric pavilion. Rent a canopy that is 10’x10′ and use sheer fabric to cover the sides. For the smaller tent, you may need the assistance of a tenting company. However, the fabric can be purchased at a local store to make the swags.
Colored glass decorations such as marbles and vases can add color to white cocktail parties. Flowers can also be fun and bright, but they are easy to make.
Here are some refreshing summer cocktail party ideas. Make your own spa water! This is one idea for a cocktail party menu. Simply add the following ingredients to water, and allow it to sit for a while.
* Fresh strawberries or raspberries
* Citrus like oranges and lemons
refreshing summer cocktails /> * Cucumbers
* Herbs like mint and basil
You might consider adding sangria, mohitos, or flavored martinis to your cocktail party menu. You can find cocktail party martini recipe pages 87-88 in Budget Bash.
These cocktail party ideas will be great for summer cocktails parties. Make your cocktail party fun and light. Remember the Budget Bash mantra when throwing a party: keep it simple, delicious and stylish while still being fun!