How to Throw a Party for Any Occasion
By Shyema Azam
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WEEKEND PARTY: Mint juleps are delicious and perfect for a weekend hangout, says Cheney, who adds that the drink is associated with lazy days and relaxation. Then again, you can never go wrong with fun mojitos!
WEEKDAY OFFICE PARTY: If theres a no-alcohol policy, opt for virgin lemon spritzers, which consists of syrup, lemon juice, sparkling water, and fresh mint. For a weeknight office party, simple wine and beer is appropriate, depending the formality of your office.
HOUSEWARMING PARTY: When you think home, do you think comfort or relaxing? We do too, so go for a cozy, aromatic option, like a spiked apple cider or mulled wine (especially great in the colder months). For a housewarming in the summer, a giant bowl of rum punch fits the bill.
BACHELORETTE PARTY: This is your excuse to be a little naughty, and go straight for the Sex on the Beach cocktail. SATC fans, pink cosmos are in order. But, if thats a little too racy, go for a sweet, decadent drink, like a Mudslide with Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlúa.
BON VOYAGE PARTY: You want to send your friend or family off right, but not give the wrong celebratory message champagne would. Sangria is a fun drink from overseas, plus a perennial fav! says Cheney. Or, choose a drink from the destination, like a vodka-based drink if the guest of honor is going to Russia, for example.