11/21/2011 

How to Throw a Cocktail Party

Food
If you’re throwing a cocktail party outside of typical meal hours, five or six types of hors d’oeuvres will be sufficient. Plan on each guests eating one or two of each kind. If your cocktail party takes place during meal hours, your guests will be hungry and there should be enough food to constitute a meal. Prepare eight to ten types of hors d’oeuvres and plan on each guest eating two to three of each. Also, younger men tend to eat more than women and seniors, so if you have lots of ties on your guest list, add a few extra hors d’oeuvres to your menu. (more…)