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Anyone can throw a cocktail party, and this simple guide shows you how. Discover everything you need to know to ensure your party is a complete success — from party organization to food and drinks.
Open the book and find:
Strategies for reducing your stress on the day of the party
Advice on stocking your bar
Six tasty recipes to get you started
Icons Used in This Book.
Where to Go from Here.
Chapter 1: Getting Started: You Have What It Takes.
Developing the right attitude.
Power of the people.
Coming up with a plan.
Secrets to Success.
Chapter 2: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Making a List, Checking It Twice.
Mixing and matching.
Some methods to the madness.
What’s in a Number?
Chapter 3: Secrets to the “Big O”: Organization.
Getting the Big Picture.
Three Useful Lists to Make.
Your shopping list: Everything you need to buy.
Your task list: Everything you need to do before the day of the party.
Your day-of-the-party list: Everything you have to do the day of the party.
Surviving the Day of the Party.
Chapter 4: Would You Care for a Drink?
Setting Up a Mixed-Drinks Bar.
Selecting the Wine and Beer.
Adding Nonalcoholic Beverages to Your Bar.
Icing Down the Beverages.
The Minimalist’s Guide to the Home Bar.
Swimming in the Bathtub with Jim Beam.
Chapter 5: Little Bites: Cocktail Party Appetizers.
Knowing How Much to Make.
Designing a Menu.
Recipes to Impress.
Posted January 21, 2013
Posted April 3, 2011