Time to spread a little holiday cheer by hosting a small cocktail party (for 6-8 guests)! I teamed up with Fresh Press to design this gathering inspired by their “Cocktails & Cheers” invitations . Their designs are sleek and modern, and for this one I simply brought the swag from the invitation into my design, using ribbon and felt circles. Read on for the party details.
The food is part of the design with it’s green, red, and white hues.
I’ve always loved a mashed potato bar so I served some up in mini martini glasses. The mini glasses keep the portion size just right. Set out toppings such as shredded cheese, bacon bits, and chives.
At my annual Christmas party, shrimp cocktail is always the first thing to go. I made individual servings using small tea light holders. The well is perfect for holding cocktail sauce and the shrimp sits on the side nicely.
For some international flair I served wonton pot stickers in Asian spoons. Again, the bowl of the spoon holds a sweet chili sauce that you can double-dip in without guilt.
For a fun and unexpected touch, I served individual ceasar “salad shooters” in small shot glasses. The colors are right on with green lettuce and red cherry tomatoes.
Finally, serve a signature cocktail for the evening and give it a themed name. Champagne is always my celebration drink of choice and it’s made that much better with the addition of cranberry juice and amaretto add-ins. Get the full recipe for my “Jolly Old Elf” cocktail here!
I hope this party inspiration gets you in the mood for holiday entertaining.