jump to last post 1-11 of 11 discussions (24 posts)

Throwing a cocktail party-Need suggestions!

  1. Ladybird33 profile image73
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    I am having my first cocktail party, would love some ideas on cocktails, potential games, or idea's to make this party everlasting!  Please share! Thanks

    1. profile image0
      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Saucy charades and plenty of Purple Rain's! Mudslide's and Woo woo's! smile

      1. Ladybird33 profile image73
        Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What are purple rain?  Tell me! smile

        1. profile image0
          sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Blue Curacao
          Vodka
          Lemonade
          dash Grenadine

          Very nice! smile smile

          1. Ladybird33 profile image73
            Ladybird33posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, it sounds delicious and I will definitely have that for my party.  Much appreciated!

  2. ThePartyAnimal profile image81
    ThePartyAnimalposted 7 years ago

    Think outside the box and have some fun cocktails that are different - look on the internet - lots of choices.
    Depending on your crowd and age group a funny game that I have seen at a party where drinks were involved that is too funny is:

    Take a toilet paper roll and a plunger - one person holds the toilet paper between their legs and another person puts the plunger between their legs. Then the person with the plunger comes from behind and has to get the plunger through the toilet paper roll. Yes it is a bit strange, but extremely funny if you have a crowd who has had some drinks and can handle that type of game - you will all be rolling on the floor laughing very hard.

    Another fun one is when you choose a word that no one can say like "Drink" and everyone wears a necklace you gave out or a pin. When someone catches another using that word then they get their necklace or one from them. At the end of the night who ever has the most wins the game. Pick a word that you know will be hard not to say and the more the night goes on the harder it gets.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image73
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OMG!!! I love this, thank you, we will definitely do the plunger and toliet paper, I sooo appreciate it!

  3. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    My best  suggestion is have cocktails there lol

    You Party Animal

    btw I just did a hub on funny hats = it would be hilarious to have a hat coctail party - they can buy or make them and during the party if they're tired of it they can take it off - unlike a theme or costume party.


    read the hub, I swear so hilarious and even the men can get very creative

    I'm still laughing

    cheers!  Hope it's a smashing success

    Name of party-my hats off to you lmfao

    xo

    1. Ladybird33 profile image73
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I actually love the thought of a theme party, very good idea.  I appreciate your responding!

  4. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I've never played games at a cocktail party so I can't help you there, but you may want to consider including a section on the RSVP that asks your guests what their favorite cocktail is. Then, you can have all the ingredients ready to make them!

    1. Ladybird33 profile image73
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful, I am sending out the invitations tomorrow and I will definitely ask this question, thanks!

  5. Jane@CM profile image62
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    What age is the group of people you are inviting?  My cocktail parties are generally with people our age (mid 40's).   I have a big gold tub filled with ice & assorted beer, pop & bottled water. One one counter I have a variety of liquor along with lime & salt/sugar and a martini mixer, and ice bucket. 

    We don't play games.  I have music on & people mingle.

    1. Ladybird33 profile image73
      Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jane, they will be mid 30's to early 40's so we are thinking games and passing cocktails, but making there own is a good idea too.  I appreciate it. 

      Gosh you guys are giving me some wonderful ideas, keep them coming!

  6. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Make sure you have some non-alcoholic cocktails for those who are driving or do not drink alcohol and some vegetarian nibbles.

  7. Ladybird33 profile image73
    Ladybird33posted 7 years ago

    ohhh, I will have the cokes, etc... for non-drinkers but the veggie nibblets is one I forgot, Thanks!  Do you have any good suggestions on the veggies?  I make my standard but would love other ideas.

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Last time I made sandwiches (with sliced bread) and cut them in four, to make them bite size.  You could fill them up with egg mayonnaise, olive tapenade, salmon, cheese...
      You could also make double sandwiches: bread + tomatoes+bread+avocado puree.

      I am a cheese fun so I usually have lots of wine and a variety of cheese and breads.

      1. Ladybird33 profile image73
        Ladybird33posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        AWWW, this is a GREAT idea, I am going to have to do these, I may make a cheese plater and wine now (thanks!)

        1. Princessa profile image86
          Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Don't forget to add some fruits and veg. on your cheese platter, it not only makes for pretty and colourful decoration but it also enhances the flavour of some cheeses and serve to "clean" the flavour of one before you go onto the next one.

          I usually try seasonal fruits like figues (they look beautiful when cut open) grapes, apples, etc.
              http://i48.tinypic.com/2btflh.jpg

  8. Ladybird33 profile image73
    Ladybird33posted 6 years ago

    You are so good!  I can't thank you enough, everyone for these awesome suggestions and helps me so very much!

  9. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    All you really need is Red Bull Boiler makers and the party will make it's self!

    1. Ladybird33 profile image73
      Ladybird33posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      what is that?  I know red bull but what is the boiler part?

      1. cheaptrick profile image74
        cheaptrickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Drop a shot glass of red bull in a glass of beer[Heinekens best]and down it!
        The effect is a quick drunk that cant stop talking!
        Make sure you invite funny people to your party and Walla!

  10. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
    Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago

    This sounds like fun, have you got my address?

  11. profile image70
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Invite me!  Your guests will not soon forget the party! smile

 
working