It could be for one of your most important client’s or even something you are organising for your office as part of their annual charity event, we are here to show you how it’s a breeze to organise fabulous cocktail parties and to also throw some insight on why it is important to send out cocktail party invitations in advance.
One of the first things you need to decide on before sending out the party invitations is to decide on a date and time for the cocktail. Keep in mind that it will include a number of people attending the event, therefore the time, date and place on the invitation needs be convenient by most, if not all.
Another important element to look out for is the guest list in itself. Ensure that your guests who receive their cocktail party invitations either know each other or there is ability for them to form little clusters of their own. If you are hosting the evening, the last thing you would want to do is be saying hello to everyone at the same time!
If you will be relying on the assistance of a party-planner then while everything is sure to be a breeze, there a couple of things you will have to check on, just to ensure that things are running smoothly.
Decide on a dress code. Cocktails are usually dressed up evenings however, if you are incorporating a theme or if you want your guests to be donned for the season with special jumpers, accessories or any other embellishment, it is important to have it stated so in the invitation.
One of the most important features about a cocktail is of course the cocktails itself. After having sent out the cocktail party invitations, make an inventory of alcohol available, numbers of servers, bartenders and so on. Food is also crucial but as far as most cocktails go, it is finger-food that is popular. Have an assortment of food available for your guests and if your initial invitation has a RSVP card, it would be a good idea to have food preferences – vegetarian, kosher, pescatarian etc – and plan the menus out accordingly. In the end, you would want all those who receive invitations to have a good time!
Music comes next and unless you are having live music, soft evening lounge music or electronic music in the event of a product or brand launch is most recommended.