A Cocktail party is ideal for a younger crowd getting together for the evening. Arrange with a professional bartender to do a demonstration of cocktails and book a cocktail and sushi bar (or order platters). Play games to put the guests at ease and learn more about how the happy couple met.
Should you keep it a Surprise or not?
If the bride-to-be loves to be spoiled, keep it a surprise for her. She will feel special knowing you went through all the trouble for her. If it is difficult to keep the kitchen tea a surprise, tell her the date but don’t spill the beans on the details.
Who should you invite to the Cocktail Party?
Ask the groom-to-be for a guest list. Invite all her close friends and family, but don’t invite people who aren’t invited to the wedding as this can be awkward for both parties. If it is a more traditional wedding, you can also serve non-alcoholic cocktails.
Ice Breaker Ideas for a Cocktail Party
Everybody at the kitchen tea will probably not know each other; use a fun ice breaker to put all guests at ease. Make a list of problems married couples may encounter before the kitchen tea. Pair the guests in groups of two or three, give each group a problem. Give them enough time to come up with a possible solution. Throw all the problems into one box and all the solutions into one box. Ask the bride-to-be to draw a problem and ask each guest to draw a random solution.
Activities for a Cocktail Party
You can arrange with a professional bartender to do a demonstration on how to make different cocktails. You can prepare questions about the couple before the time and whoever answers correctly can receive a complimentary cocktail.
Gift Ideas for a Cocktail Party
A cocktail party is a fun filled. You can provide the guests with a list of possible gifts when sending the invitations. These can include anything from kitchenware to lingerie to pampering products. Anything that will make the bride-to-be feel special.
Decoration Ideas for a Cocktail Party
The Cocktail party will work well for an evening gathering. You can decorate with palm trees and Hawaiian floral necklace (lei). You can book a cocktail and sushi bar from Bar Motion or serve finger food platters.