Great cocktail parties take on a life of their own, and a great host works in the background to keep the party machine running smoothly. Planning the layout and movement of guests beforehand is the best way to let your party thrive with the least interference from you.
Set the stage for your event to function seamlessly with a strategy for each of these five key areas:
Arrivals & Departures
Phone Zone/Smoking Area
1. Mingle Zone
Cocktail parties are all about the mingle, so do everything you can to encourage it.
Designate a centralized space just large enough to hold your guests.
The closer your guests are to each other, the more they’ll mingle.
Arrange furniture, cocktail tables, and plants that can be pulled back if it gets too crowded.
More mingle = more fun; keep it tight, but comfortable.
The life of your party depends on mobile, mingling guests.