The weather is getting warmer which means the great outdoors are calling, even if only to your backyard. Now’s a great time to celebrate the coming of summer, and what better way to do so than with an outdoor cocktail party? Here are a few things you should keep in mind when setting up your shindig.
You want this party to be laid-back and fun, so encourage your guests to be comfy! A simple cot or hammock with loads of fun pillows will do the trick. Bring out a few folding chairs or stools for more options.
Even a budget DIY cocktail party deserves some good barware. Make sure you have necessities like a cocktail shaker and ice bucket, and then get creative with some fun glasses, stainless steel straws (they’re environmentally friendly!), and unique ice molds.
Since this is a cocktail party, don’t worry about a meal or anything. Some simple snacks will be fine. To liven up those peanuts and pretzels, however, serve them in margarita glasses or bright mismatching bowls.
What you serve is up to you, but to cut down on prep time. Try something light and refreshing like a simple gin and rosemary fizz. Plus, avoiding lots of sugary drinks will help reduce the chance of a hangover the next morning.