The Ultimate Guide to Party Drinks
Let’s just start by saying that party drinks are, well, the life of the party. A unique adult concoction can take the party from basic to bumping with a minimal effort. Here’s everything you need to know about choosing and designing the perfect party drink.
Colors and Flavors to Match Your Theme: The first step is to pick a theme and know what kind of event you’re planning. Next, decide how to put the vibe of your party in a glass. Bridal shower for women? Shots of tequila probably aren’t your best bet. Or, with your friends, maybe they are. No one knows your guest list better than you!
Glasses Can Set the Tone: If you’re entertaining people who are less particular about appearances, consider trading in the fancy glassware for some mason jars or milk bottles. Personalized plastic party cups are a great alternative as well. If you’re going for a ritzier vibe, spend the pretty penny on some fancier glasses.
Straws Make a Big Impact: You wouldn’t spend all day picking the perfect outfit just to finish it off with your spring break collection of beads. Moral of the story: Small details matter. Custom straws are a great way to add some flare. With so many different options, you can get straws with numbers, someone’s name, or even someone’s picture on them to make the drink that much more special.
Stirrers for More Than Just Stirring: Much like straws, drink stirrers are a great option to add customization or pizazz to a party drink. You can go simple with a cute stirrer that says something like “cheers,” or if you’re an overachiever, you can use cookie cutters to carve fruit into letters and spell words on the stirrer.
Ice Cubes Make a Big Statement: Have you ever gone to a party and been awestruck by the sight of fruit or a mint leaf in the ice cubes? Ice usually gets the short end of the stick when it comes to the details, but this is a very easy added touch that makes a huge difference in presentation.
Beyond the Drink Itself: There’s only so much you can do to a drink to make it look cute and unique before things get a little cluttered. So why not include personalized drink labels, personal drink napkins, and printed coasters as well? All of these are great for extra customization.
Take the DIY Route: If you’re short on time or money, or you’re just not much into the ins and outs of planning, you can always let people make their own drinks. Set out some glasses with an airplane bottle of alcohol and a mixer with a cute straw and ribbon, and voila! No one will complain about making their own drink if it looks nice, right?