cocktail party Catering
Cocktail Party Catering
When one thinks of cocktail parties one may think of parties reserved for the rich. But, though it is considered--in some circles--to be high end--it can also be one of the most affordable choices. When you choose a cocktail party event--how much damage in the pocket it will cost is determined by what kind of cocktail party you are throwing. Here we will show you everything you need to know about throwing cocktail parties.
The Main Idea.
The main idea behind a cocktail party is to gather people together for socializing and drinks. But, you don't have to limit it to this. You can have entertainment, dance and food. It's just that the cocktails which should be the best of the best--are the main event. At Orange County Best Catering we provide everything you need for the best cocktail party experience.
The Tools of the Trade.
Now, there is equipment beyond drink stirs and olives to make or break a cocktail party. Try some tables for guests--indoors or outdoors the high top tables are the best. Make the table dressings classy. Cloth table covers that are slightly uneven when draped in a gold tone with an off white or cream square turned to look like a diamond on top of the main cloth. Make sure you have those drink charms so people know whose drink is whose. For the most part--all you need is creativity and one of our very talented staff and we've got you covered.
This is the next best to the main event--the cocktail. One good idea is to save some money and have people coming to every cocktail party you have is to have a signature cocktail or two maximum. Experiment a little we can do whatever you ask! Then you need signature food. You can do this one of two ways. You can have a menu of appetizer, finger foods which are a bit bigger than an appetizer, could even be sandwiches but small like tiny clubs sandwiches.
Of course you need to have some sweet treats as well. Generally speaking, there is almond and chocolate sort of things but you can add small cookies and other baked good of which we have many choices to help you with. Just give us a ring and we will work with a budget that suites you and your guests will think you splurged every time.
Review the Drink List.
Coming up with an enchanting list and one that all the guests like and that stays within your budget may prove to be quite the challenge. That's where we come in. The best thing to suggest is to make a preliminary list of drinks and review them with us. This way we can help make suggestions and reduce the list to target it better. For instance, there are a lot of popular drinks that have the same ingredients in them. So, we might make two lists to reflect one with a Vodka base and one list with another base or maybe sangria. Only you know your guests and what theme the cocktail party will take.
Get clear what you want as a theme or atmosphere. Generally the music sets that as well as the food and remember our rule of thumb--you wouldn't serve a submarine sandwich at a masquerade ball would you? So, you must think cocktails would evoke a lite sound like Jazz or Blues and not something that would turn it into a party. People have to be able to talk easily and mingle without having to strain over the music. You can have live music as well as recorded. We can suggest a play list for these genres.
Cocktail parties aren't rocket science but it's harder to think clearly when it's your own and you want to make the best impression. So, this is where the expertise of Orange County Best Caterers comes in. Just give us a call and we'll suit you up to make you look like a cocktail party pro we promise!