Cocktail party

Cocktail partyHow to arrange a beautiful evening reception with cocktails

There is a standing, while holding a glass in his hand, is this not a nightmare? And what to do with used toothpicks stick in a pot of ficus? And how to shake hands when you have a plate in one hand and a wine glass in another?


Cocktail is a very common form of reception, but you need to be able to organize it. Not only you are hungry, but everyone who needs to communicate and with whom you are even strangers. In addition, also a little drunk.


There are different types of reception with cocktails: cocktail, cocktail reception and others. Each of them has its own purpose, for each you need to dress differently.


The cocktail usually lasts about two hours, starts at 17:00 or 18:00 and ends between 20:00 and 20:30. Hot is not served, only snacks. Mandatory element bar-bar, where there should be soft drinks for non-drinkers. Cocktail can be informal or official, so the invitation should specify how to dress guests. The main purpose of the cocktail is the establishment of contacts and communication.


Cocktail parties are usually arranged on one of the working days between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. This type of reception involves the supply of hot dishes, so you will need tables, chairs and silverware. Usually served a lot of different foods, cold and hot. Cocktail parties are organized, for example, in honor of the launch of a new product or in honor of the best customers. Typically, such a reception requires a business suit (in the invitation, do not forget to specify what should be the uniform).


If you are invited to a cocktail where you are not supposed to sit, then you will have to carry food and drink with you. Here's how to do it.


First, take a glass in your left hand so that you can shake someone's hand with your right hand.


Secondly, if you have both a drink and a plate in your hands, and someone approached you, put a plate on the table and extend your right hand for a handshake. Do this in a way that does not put the other person in an awkward position. Some manage to hold a small plate and a glass of wine in their left hand at the same time. If this does not work out, then try not to move far from the tables or the bar.


Thirdly, if you cannot shake your hand, then just smile and nod your head or bow slightly in greeting.

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