How to Host a Flawless Cocktail Party
Take a break from the simple beer-and-wine gatherings and throw a fun cocktail party. Follow these simple tips to ensure your get-together is a hit.
What To Do the Day of
Purchase all fruit, squeeze all juices, and refrigerate. Fresh lemon, lime, and orange juice will make your cocktails taste infinitely better.
Freeze some fruit for creative garnishes -- white grapes and strawberries look beautiful dropped into champagne.
Set your thermostat about 8 degrees below what is comfortable. (When you fill your home with people, it gets much warmer.)
Replace your bulbs with a lower wattage bulb or an amber-colored bulb for a nice lounge effect.