Nibbles & Sips: No-Fuss Menu for a Fancy Cocktail Party

updated May 2, 2019
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I absolutely love a good cocktail party and think we should all be throwing them a lot more often. It’s less pressure than hosting a full-on dinner party, you get to invite more people to stand in clusters around your apartment’s tiny living room, and you still get to pull out your high heels. Plus, cocktail appetizers are the best. When else do you get to eat half a dozen bacon-wrapped potato bites with well-shaken Manhattan and call it dinner?

The Menu:

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    The Scene

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    Making It Happen

    Transforming your living room from it’s everyday function to a cocktail hour venue can feel a bit daunting. I fall back on Faith’s tips for creating atmosphere at a party, namely: dim the lights, add some candles, bring in some flowers, and set the appetizer tables with linens. A good party soundtrack seals the deal.


Cocktail Party Strategy: Make A Lot of a Few Dishes

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