For luxury lovers everywhere, there is no greater time to shine than as host of a highbrow cocktail party, and throwing the ultimate event could send your status soaring. Sparkle and sumptuousness are the orders of the day, and going all-out with the preparations will ensure that yours is an event people will be talking about for a long time to come.
Invite everyone you know, go to town on creating the most glamorous of events, and make sure that every aspect of your party is made with decadence and dazzle in mind. A decadent cocktail party should be all about extravagance and glamour – here’s how to get yours just right.
Create a high-brow, high fashion theme
When it comes to hosting the ultimate cocktail party, it’s one of the few times when having a theme won’t seem twee. We’re not suggesting you throw an 80s rave night, of course, a suitably highbrow and high fashion twist has the potential to elevate your event above all others, making it one people are sure to remember for all the right reasons.
An at-home casino night is always a good idea – why not get in a lavish themed slot machine like Life of Riches and a tabletop roulette wheel to provide the ultimate in entertainment? Parisian chic, Italian Renaissance, and myth and magic also work well as inspiration, allowing you to create the most beautiful and decadent of delights for your guests. From your dress to your decorations and drinks, let your imagination (and your spending) run wild. This is the kind of party where no expense should be spared.
Enlist the help of the catering elite
Whilst you may well be a true domestic god or goddess yourself, every host needs a little help to create a night of absolute decadence and luxury, which is why enlisting the catering elite could be your best move yet. Try to choose a company that specialises in a cuisine that is in-keeping with your theme; it’s the little details that make all the difference, and classy caviar and champagne and a towering cake should all be included as a matter of course for an event as glamorous as this.
Offer champagne and cocktails on tap
Don’t forget to sate your guests’ thirsts with the most delicious and decadent of alcoholic beverages. Champagne and cocktails should be available on tap, with servers to carry heavily-laden trays of Dom Pérignon and expert bartenders to whip up whatever concoctions your glamorous guests dream up. Make sure that the drink keeps flowing throughout the evening and you can guarantee your guests will stay happy – it’s one of the most important elements of the whole party, and it pays to get it just right.
Give everyone a goody bag to remember you by
It may sound rather quaint, but if you really want to throw the cocktail party to end all cocktail parties, giving your guests a little something to remember you by is the way to go. There’s no need to go overboard, but a few themed items can be a great way to show your munificence. A pack of playing cards, a gambling chip or two, and a small bottle of champagne for a casino-themed night are just the ticket, whilst tarot cards and a tot of absinthe are a perfect reminder of an occult evening. Whatever your theme of choice, think outside of the box, and you can be sure that no one will forget your luxurious event in a hurry.
Luxurious, decadent, and ultimately enjoyable, a good cocktail party is a sterling reflection on its host. Isn’t it time you went that extra mile to impress your guests?