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Food Rules of Your Cocktail Party

By Guest Author On August 27, 2011 Under Improve Your Life

When you host a cocktail party it is a very entertaining way to have so great time with your family and friends.  But when you serve alcohol your guest are sure to appreciate a few bites of food.  When you are deciding what to serve you must think about how many people will be attending, this will give you a good idea of how much food you will be needing.  As a rule of thumb, estimate six bites per person for every hour.  However depending on the guests I would calculate a bit more then that.

Finger foods are good for cocktail parties.  They can be prepared prior to the cocktail party and they require little clean up.

It is a wise choice to have some napkins or paper plates also.  This way they can mingle while they snack.  And still not much clean up involved.


Appetizers as a rule are small in portion usually bite size.  Good ideas would be mini cheesecakes, sausage rolls, dipped strawberries in chocolate are all great cocktail party foods.  Pair up smoked salmon or caviar with martinis.  Or you may choose to go simply with cheese trays paired with wine.


Whatever the cocktail party food of choice you need to be sure that you enjoy yourself at your cocktail party as well.  It will not be too entertaining if the host is nowhere to be found, it could in fact make some guests feel uncomfortable.  So be certain that you choose something to serve that you are familiar with, something that you have made before.  The last thing that you need to be doing is slave in the kitchen when there is a fabulous cocktail party going on right on the other side of kitchen door. 

The Author runs an online Pursehook company selling unique Purse Hooks and Purse Hangers.

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