3 Tips On How to Host the Best Cocktail Party

With our Host(ess) with the Most(ess) collection, having friends over for a cocktail party is a breeze. This special Marlo's Collection includes: sweet and savory pear butter to marry with cheese, spiced almonds, parmesan & herbs popcorn, and a box of our Original Soft-Baked Biscotti (which- little known fact-, pair beautifully with salty, hard cheeses like parmesan and manchego) All you need is some crunchy crackers, your favorite cheeses and wine and/or cocktails and you're good to go.

But, why not go the extra mile for your pals? Here are some super simple tips to help you reach that host(ess) with the most(ess) level.

  • Set the mood. Pay attention to the details that will make your party feel like a party. Lower the lights and set out some candles (unscented is a safe bet in case anybody is sensitive to smell), turn on your favorite jazzy playlist (keep the volume low so people can have conversations), and treat yourself to some fresh flowers to make your space feel extra special.
  • Mix up the guest list. The whole point of a cocktail party is to enjoy the company of people you enjoy, right? Spread the love by inviting people who don't already know each other but share common interests. Take it to the next level by theme-ing your evening around a special event. Think: inviting all your film buff friends to an Oscars party. Cocktails and acceptance speeches are a match made in heaven!
  • Create a signature cocktail. Or search Pinterest for something that sounds delicious and rename it. (Shhh, nobody will know better!) A signature drink — original or not — makes for a memorable evening.



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