"" Dream To Life: Champagne Cocktail Party

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Champagne Cocktail Party

A weekend in Laguna Beach is just what a girl needs to rest, relax and rejuvenate.  My best friend is getting married in a couple weeks, so we had to whisk her away for a bachelorette weekend before the Miss becomes a Mrs!  Three full days of everything girly...and the weekend was topped of with a fun Champagne Cocktail Lingerie Shower:

How to...Throw a Champagne Cocktail Party:

Cocktail Bar:
   *Champagne (Prosecco, Sparkling White Wine is equally fine)
   *3 or 4 different Champagne Cocktail Recipes: We chose a Classic Champagne Cocktail, Pimms Royale, Mimosa, and Poinsettia.  Recipes here.
   *Garnishes and mixers based on recipes chosen.

   *Assorted cheeses with crackers and torn up french bread
   *Grapes to garnish cheese plates
   *Crudite platter
   *Pita chips and hummus

   *Scour vintage shops, antique stores, and specialty shops for all different champagne glasses.  Give each guest their own glass to take home with them.
   *Candles, candles candles!  My go-to decor.  Tea lights, pillars, tapers, use them all.  We were outside for this party, so we had to be creative in our placement - out of the ocean breeze.
   *Silver seashells make gorgeous paper weights.  And real sea shells hold down the drink recipes.
   *Wooden Skewer Sticks tied with fun ribbon make festive stirring sticks
   *Undo a pre-made bouquet from a flower store to make a more modern arrangement - place a single stem in each vase.
   *Hand tear ribbed card stock, and write down the names of the cheeses - then attach to a wooden skewer and stick in each cheese.
   *Write out each recipe for every cocktail you plan to serve.
   *Get creative with garnishes:  Berries got poured into wine glasses, vintage cake stands hold cucumber slices and mixers, a martini glass serves up sugar cubes.