If you like wine, cocktails and other delicious drinks as much as I do, then you’ll also consider them an important feature at any party. At most occasions, the food takes centre stage, and the drinks are the supporting cast. However, with just a little creativity, the beverages at any party can become more interesting, enjoyable and complimentary of the food. Intrigued? Here are my extra special drink ideas for your next party.
How about themed drinks?
Themed parties are so much fun! You can choose any theme you like from Club Tropicana to Great Gatsby. The beauty of them is that you get to be very creative with your decorations, costumes and music. And if you want to go all out, your food and drink can also reflect your theme too. So for a Club Tropicana theme you could have vibrant, fruity cocktails served in hurricane glasses, coconuts or pineapples. Obviously there would be lots of fun decorations like umbrellas, slices of fruit and funky straws. These little details will all contribute to a very authentic themed party.
Organise a pop-up bar
A bar at home is a real luxury that, unfortunately, most of us don’t have. However, you can hire catering services that will set-up a pop-up bar in your home or garden, complete with a bartender or two. This may be a bit of an expense, but could be the perfect touch for a very special occasion. But if you don’t want to blow your budget on this if you have the space for it, why not create a DIY bar?
As the summer is on its way, you are probably thinking about the summer parties you’ll be enjoying with friends and family. The essential thing when it comes to providing drinks at a summer party is that they are kept cool and refreshing. There are some extra special ways of doing this. Ice molds in all different shapes including spheres and pyramids will create an interesting and beautiful way to present your drinks. As will ice cubes filled with petals or herbs. Another great idea is to pour ice cold water into glasses before pouring the drinks. This creates a lovely frosted and refreshing look that will definitely have your guests oohing and aahing!
Pair it with food
Certain foods and drinks bring out the best in each other. Another extra special idea to make the most of the beverage element of your party is to pair a different drink with each course. The most obvious alcohol to do this with is wine, but to mix things up you can also include beer, spirits, liquors and non-alcoholic drinks. Not only will the result be delicious at a stylish dinner party, but it may also be educational for you and your guests. You can find out more about matching drinks with food be researching online.
As you can see, there is so much fun to be had with drinks at your next party. If you have any more extra special drink ideas, I would absolutely love to hear about them.
Have a great party!