I recently attended a very chic cocktail party at my next door neighbor's home. Sharon knows how to throw a party! For most hosts and hostesses, party preparation begins with a guest list, an invite or EVITE, and the cocktail and appetizer menu. Sharon leaves it to professionals and hires staff and a chef. If you prefer to DIY, this post is for you.
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Sharon's party is centered around her luxe Lucite bar cart. Just the idea of one is so Mad Man chic!
Sharon had "The Trixini," a champagne cocktail made with Chambord. It was named after her precious pup, Trixie. Here's something different. The Candied Grapefruit Cocktail. It's as pretty and refreshing as it can be.
Pretty Plain Janes
Create a Photo Booth Background or hang above the buffet. These will add pizazz to the party.
Matte Metallic Bar Accessories
I found these bar accessories on sale. Love the Matte look of the gold! You will love the prices, as they are greatly reduced.
Pier 1 Imports
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Figs, Honey and Pistachios
Who doesn't like warm gooey cheese? This stylish starter has a trio of terrific flavors - crunchy nuts, salty cheese, and sweet fruit.
Large Brass Pineapple Tumbler with Straw
Guaranteed to put the Pina in your Colada! How fun is this? I can just see it sitting proudly on that Lucite and brass bar cart above.
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"Pop" Ice Bucket
A touch of red livens up any party!
Barney's New York
Artichoke Hearts with Citrus Zest
When you want to serve up something sophisticated and at the last moment, this is your dish. It's prepared with jarred artichokes!
O Martini Glass
These are so contemporary chic! Again, Sharon ordered a bunch of these for her party. They look great lined up in a row and also make a stylish server for olives and nuts. Sold in Sets of two.
Salt Cured Salmon With Vodka, Juniper, Rosemary & Lemon Zest
There is always a crowd around the salmon platter. A sophisticated dish that is simple to make.
Feasting At Home
The Dolce Vita Bar Cart
Rose gold and super glam, this double decker designed by Ceci Thompson, will deliver the chicest of cocktails.
RabLabs Amethyst Bottle Stopper
Jewelry for your wine bottles! Imagine the style statement your wine selection will make with these on display. A great gift, too.
These beautiful blooms add a touch of whimsy and elegance to cocktails, cupcakes, and salads.
Bacon Wrapped Dates With Almonds
The perfect party finger food. This recipe comes from NYC's Red Cat restaurant. Sweet and savory always play well together.
Floral Elixirs for Champagne Cocktails
Champagne chic. Create clever champagne cocktails with this set of five elixirs. Not only do they make a beautiful beverage, they also have sensational scents. One or more bottles make an haute host gift.
Spicy Shrimp Tapas With Mango
Funny how a zest of lime, a pinch of Sichuan Pepper, a cube of mango and a shrimp can all come together to create a simple but stylish appetizer.
Eat Well 101
You can find the Bamboo Skewers at Sur La Table. I always have some on hand.
Apricot Coconut Prosecco Punch
As the author of this recipe states, "Fresh tart apricot puree, subtlety sweet coconut sorbet and bubbly cold prosecco. Yes and Yes."
Quick Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato & Burrata Cheese Tarts
What a colorful and sophisticated offering! Burrata Cheese is so "of the moment." Probably best on a buffet than passed.
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