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How to organize cocktail party in your garden: 6 simple tips

How to organize cocktail party in your garden: 6 simple tips

How to organize cocktail party in your garden: 6 simple tips

As temperatures gradually rise and the sky takes on a brilliant blue hue, the heavy gray of winter fades into a distant memory. Trees burst into bloom, filling the air with delightful scents that tickle and caress the senses. It's a season that beckons for small cocktail gatherings in gardens, on terraces, or wherever one prefers.

An intimate cocktail party, even with just two people, marks a turning point in the desire to feel good and celebrate the arrival of good weather with the perfect drink, of course, of high quality. Paired with a menu that caters to all palates, it sets the stage for an unforgettable gathering.

From a cozy meat or fish barbecue to a lively happy hour brimming with appetizers or even a sushi spread, planning the perfect outdoor soirée may seem daunting. Fear not! We've compiled six tips to help you organize your ideal garden party with friends.

1. Ice on first

The first thing to do is make sure to have the right amount of ice to dive into the Ensure that Giraffe Cocktails' delectable drinks are never in short supply during the party!


2. A theme for your table/party

Create a well-appointed and inviting ambiance that captivates our guests' imaginations. Selecting a theme is pivotal in crafting a stunning tablescape. Opting for a travel-inspired theme is ideal—it sparks joy, ignites dreams of the future, and emboldens us to experiment with vibrant colors, whimsical decorations, and enticing flavors. Embrace warm tones, fashion place cards resembling air tickets, and illuminate the garden with Moroccan-inspired metal lanterns or Oriental-style paper lanterns. The outcome? We infuse the soirée with an extra dose of romance, adding an enchanting allure that's simply irresistible.

3. The flower centrepieces

What better way to welcome spring than with fragrant and vibrant flower centerpieces? Utilize the blossoms from our garden, freshly cut just before the party, and adorn the table with an abundance of small jars brimming with blooms.

4. A simple menu

Spending hours in the kitchen isn't necessary when entertaining guests, especially if we focus on a lavish appetizer spread rather than a full dinner. There are numerous enticing options to complement with the perfect cocktails. Here are some ideas:

Italian Menu: A platter of cheese and cold cuts exudes chic simplicity and is always well-received. Easily prepared in advance, it pairs effortlessly with cocktails. Barbecue Vibes: When the anticipation of a barbecue has been building for months, opt for quick-cooking cuts of meat. From indulgent favorites to lean chicken breasts, a good marinade and proper cooking times are key. For a more elegant option, consider fish and shellfish lightly seared on the grill or served as a refined tartare. A drizzle of oil, a squeeze of lemon, and your favorite spices and sauces elevate these dishes. For the epitome of chic comfort, offer fresh sushi ordered from your favorite Japanese restaurant or homemade with carefully selected fish. Vegetarian Menu: Classic pinzimonio vegetables paired with savory cakes (such as ricotta and spinach), herb and ricotta cheese omelettes in finger-food style, hearty rice salads, or cold pasta dishes featuring seasonal garden produce will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Vegan Menu: Warm rosemary focaccia, a platter of seasonal vegetables, grilled avocado stuffed with cherry tomatoes, and homemade hummus are sure to impress and delight everyone.

5.The solution for any weather change

Regardless of the weather forecast or the appearance of the sky, it's essential to have rain alternatives prepared for a cocktail party in the garden or terrace. April showers are a common occurrence, so why risk being caught off guard? Plan for every eventuality by setting up some umbrellas and arranging a covered seating area. This ensures that guests can enjoy the gathering comfortably, rain or shine.

6. The perfect cocktails for a party in the garden

For a perfect spring party in the garden, here are some cocktails that complement every detail of your special evening:

Gin Garden

An Elegant refreshing cocktail

London Dry Gin, Elderflower, Apple & Rhubarb pressed juices, Vanilla Syrup


Your favourite fruity rum cocktail - a firm favourite for when the sun is out!

White Rum, Strawberry Liqueur, Sugar Syrup, Lime Juice


Non Alcoholic Ready to Drink Cocktail

0% Tequila, Orange Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice

A perfect non alcoholic alternative, or use as a base to a frozen margarita

We now offer a build a box option, so that you can create your own custom cocktail gift or party box

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