Cocktail parties are fun, exciting and easy to prepare. A cocktail party is a social gathering usually held during the cocktail hour. Cocktails, alcoholic beverages and finger foods are usually served. These parties are usually for social and business interactions and is a great way for people to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

The venue is crucial in planning your cocktail party. An indoor cocktail party is much cheaper and easier to pull off than an outdoor cocktail party. With a tight budget, you can throw a fabulous themed party no matter what the occasion is. First thing you need to do is figure out where you are going to hold your cocktail party. Assess the space so you know how many people you can accommodate. Next, you have to set aside your budget so you know how you can stretch it and make the most of it.

Here are some cocktail party ideas indoors.

  1. Themed parties.

Themed parties are always fun and exciting. Decide on what theme you like. Will it be a 1920’s party? Will it be a Christmas cocktail party or a black tie cocktail party? In choosing a theme, consider your interests and the interests of your guests. After you decide on the theme, you have to make your invites, decorations, food and music fit the theme of the party.

Here are some cocktail party themes you can choose from:

  • Carnival Cocktail Party
  • Movie Cocktail Party
  • Fiesta Cocktail Party
  • Sports Cocktail Party
  1. Experiment with food.

Try different combinations of cheese, cold cuts, jams, chutneys, canapes, fruits, etc. The possibilities are endless. Choose non-conventional yet yummy food combinations to excite and entertain your guests. The great thing about indoor cocktail parties is that you do not need to spend a lot on food because you will be serving mostly hors d’oeuvres and finger foods.

  1. Serve simple and classic cocktails.

You can serve the classic margarita, daiquiri or cosmopolitan or any other classic cocktail depending on the theme of your party. Choose one or two cocktails and surely, your guests will still have a great time drinking. At the same time, you get to stay within your budget.

  1. Make fun and interesting decorations.

Choose your lighting well to make the place come alive. Choose your decorations well or you can even use DIY decorations to save money.

  1. Make a great playlist.

Music sets the mood of guests so it is important that you choose songs that fit your theme and your guests’ interests.

  1. Pay attention to details.

Use interesting and unique glasses, plates and other utensils. Choose unique garnishing like herbs, stir sticks, and fruits.

Cocktail parties are designed to entertain and feed your guests. Have fun in planning your indoor cocktail party and surely, it will be a fun and successful event.

Ryan Davis is the owner of Argyle Catering the best company for catering Jefferson City, MO has to offer.