Friday, August 15, 2014
Sometimes the unplanned get-togethers turn out to be the most enjoyable. There just isn’t enough time to nitpick over the details. If the mood strikes you or you find yourself suddenly designated as host, fear not, we have put together a recipe for a quick and easy impromptu cocktail party.
Whether you get a call from friends a couple of hours before or your office mates spot-elect you as host of much needed after-work cocktails, getting ready doesn’t have to be a scary thing. Given the short notice, all you can really do is go with it and have fun.
Only have a couple of hours to prep? Prioritize and get going.
Stock up your bar
It’s a cocktail party! Make sure you have drinks for your guests. A standard list of offerings will include red and white wine, beer, and even mixed drinks if you’re feeling up to it. Don’t forget water and non-alcoholic beverage options. Take out your cooler or ice buckets and get lots of ice.
No horror hors d’oeuvres
Don’t use the fact that this is last minute to fall back on chips and nuts, not that they won’t come in handy. But even with the short amount of time, you can whip something up that’s tastier, more substantial, and just all around better than opening a bag of snacks.
Lay out your supply of glasses, napkins, mini skewers (a.k.a. toothpicks if nothing fancier is available), plates, and forks.
Do a check of what you have and note down all the supplies you need such as drinks, food, et cetera from the store.
A quick straightening up of your place, time to run out to buy necessities then get back to set up the eats and a few moments to make yourself presentable, can all be done in under two hours. Enjoy the evening!