Tag Archives: cocktails

October 21

Halloween Cocktail Party Inspiration Board

Get your friends together for a spooky good time with these Halloween themed drinks and treats. Here are some fun menu and decor ideas to inspire you for the perfect Halloween cocktail party. Click on the links below the image to see the recipes!

L to R:  Tiny Prints Sanguine Soiree party invite, Bloodthirsty Marys, Centerpiece, Sweet Bones meringues, Coffin Cake, Pina Ghoulada, Red & Black Candy Apples, Black Bone Martini Glasses

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May 31

Colorful Cocktails for Memorial Day and Beyond

Today marks the unofficial start of summer! Whether your heading to a barbecue or putting your feet up poolside, you can bet you’ll be in good food company— and what better way to wash down the holiday provisions than with a celebratory cocktail? These creative and colorful drinks are perfect for any warm-weather occasion and promise to quench your thirst all summer long.

Stars and Stripes

Compliments of Drinkhacker.com


Apple Raspberry Mojito

Compliments of The Mojito Company

Smokey Grapefruit Margarita

Compliments of Well Fed

Summer Nights Sangria

Compliments of Gulf Coastal Living Online


Limoncello Lemonade

Compliments of The Noble Pig


Yum! Which one do you find most intriguing?

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January 25

Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party Ideas

Valentine’s Day and cocktail parties go hand-in-hand like a box of chocolates and a dozen roses! It’s the perfect way to include all of your loved ones in your celebration, whether they are single or attached, male or female. Plus, it’s a great excuse to make sweet and stylish Valentine’s Day cocktails for the occasion!

 

Here’s a list of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day cocktails along with themed party invitations to match:

 

“Love Bites” Party with Classic Cosmopolitan

 

Get the girls together for a classic Valentine’s Day singles party, but don’t forget the cosmopolitans! These bright red cocktails are perfect for the occasion. Simply mix vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime!

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Sweet Dessert Party with Bailey’s Cool Raspberry

 

Give your guests a sweet surprise by featuring cocktails that taste more like dessert! These Bailey’s Cool Raspberry drinks are sure to delight your sweet tooth.

 

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Classic Valentine’s Day Party with French Kiss Cocktails

 

Pink is never played-out on Valentine’s Day! Plus, these French Kiss cocktails are a delicious blend of vodka, peach schnapps, Chambord and fruit juices.

 

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Couples Valentine’s Day Party with Beyond Compear

 

Finding a pink drink that’s suitable for the fellas can be a bit of a challenge, but we have it on good authority that these Beyond Compear cocktails are sure to be a hit for ladies and gentlemen alike.

 

Cuddly Cutouts Valentine's Day Party Invitations

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For more ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day party invitations on both Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas.

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January 19

Top Cocktail Garnishes

Opting for a hosted bar as opposed to an open bar is a great way to treat your guests to free-flowing libations without breaking your budget, but signature cocktails can sometimes look a little bland. If you are looking for a way to add some flair to your bar area, consider some of these simple (and inexpensive!) cocktail garnishes featured on Brides.com to make every detail of your event look perfectly tailored to suit your style.

Fun with Flowers

I love the idea of freezing little mint leaves and seasonal wildflowers into ice cubes to add a burst of color to any drink. Plus, picking blooms in a complementary color to garnish your drinks is sure to make your entire event look chic and well pulled together.

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Fresh Fruit

Starfruit is a favorite garnish among beachy brides, but classic orange, lemon or lime zest also work perfectly for sleek city weddings as well. And don’t forget the luscious appeal of berries as cocktail adornments!

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Foodie Finds

These savory soups have been transferred to shot glasses for a blend of cocktail hour and pre-dinner snack. We love the mini-grilled cheese sandwich and cracker monogram added to the rim for extra appeal!

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December 30

Wine and Cocktail Themed Wedding Favors

Whether you’re hosting your event at a vineyard or simply love wine and want to share it with your guests, wine-themed wedding favors make excellent gifts.

Plus, if you’d like to hand out bottles of wine or champagne, you don’t have to spend a fortune on specialized labels. Simply order a batch of personalized gift tag stickers! They are the perfect size for mini bottles of vino or bubbly, and you can design them to match your invitations.

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Read on for more wine and cocktail themed favors your guests are sure to love!

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These colorful cocktail infusion favors are sure to add a hint of dazzle to any table setting. Plus these champagne bottle bubble sets pull double duty as unique place card holders!

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Put a unique twist on your celebration with these mini-cocktail shaker favors, or select your favorite charm to serve as wine stop toppers (like this beachy starfish wine bottle stopper!).

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October 8

Fresh Fall Cocktail Recipes

Fall is now in full swing, and that means it’s time to switch from light summery drinks to full-bodied cocktails that are perfect for this enchanting time of year. Whether sweetened with maple, honey or the heartwarming taste of pumpkin pie, these drinks are the ideal complement to all of your autumn celebrations.

Zinger Martini from BlissTree

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  • ½ part Bärenjäger honey liqueur
  • 2 parts lemon flavored vodka
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon.

Maple Cocktails from Coombs Family Farms

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Hot Buttered Maple Rum

  • 1 tsp 100% pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • Dark rum

Combine ingredients in a mug. Pour in dark rum and stir. Add boiling water and stir again; top with nutmeg and serve.

Pumpkin Pie Martini from BlissTree

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  • 1 oz. milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ oz. Three-O Vanilla vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. crème de cacao

Using a small amount of honey, rim martini glass with graham cracker crumbs.

Shake milk and pumpkin puree over ice to combine. Pour in remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into the martini glass.

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July 7

Have Your Cocktail and Drink it, Too!

Every time we have an event in the Wedding Paper Divas offices, the girls and I inevitably end up talking about how hard it is to juggle a plate of food, a glass of wine and a tote and still look fabulous while snacking on canapes.

Since it’s the perfect season for barbecues, pool parties, pre-wedding cocktail events and other summer soirees, I set out to find the best ways to balance a drink with a plate of food. Here’s a list of the latest and greatest inventions, along with links to help you find out where to buy them.

Trust me—your guests will love you for it!

For the Casual Event: Go Plates

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For the BBQ: Plastic Plates with Drink Holders

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For an Evening of Wine Tasting: Drink Mates

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For a Fun Outdoor Event: Wine and Dine Plates and Glasses

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For the Ultimate Chic Cocktail Party: Sebastian Conran’s Fiesta Collection

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December 23

Chic Holiday Cocktails

Whether you a trudging through snow, sleet or icy winds, or you are just braving a frosty reception from your future in-laws, nothing beats the cold quite like a fun and festive holiday cocktail. Whip up a batch of these sweet and savory drinks tomorrow night to get everyone rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

15 Cocktails with a Twist from the Food Network:

With recipes like the Cherry Gin-Gria and the French 75, this fabulous slide show of holiday cocktails looks as scrumptious as it sounds!

InStyle‘s Celebrity Holiday Cocktail List:

Jessica Simpson is a fan of the Feliz Jefe, while Cameron Diaz prefers the French Kiss as her holiday cocktail of choice according to InStyle magazine.

Hostess with the Mostess’ Favorite Hot Toddies:

Make a batch of Peppermint Patties and cuddle up for a warm treat on a cold night with your future spouse!

Healthy Cocktail Tips from Marie Claire:

Follow these simple rules and exchange your traditional eggnog for a hot toddy if you are worried about staying in shape for your upcoming nuptials.

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October 6

Cocktail Flair: Dress Up your Extra Wedding Invitations

We adore Wedding Bee’s idea for making your own charming little drink umbrellas for your wedding reception! This way you can make your own Signature Cocktail, as Diva Dialogue blogger Tara wrote about, and decorate it with a little of your signature style as well!

If you are considering making these charming little umbrellas, we recommend using leftover wedding invitations and save the date cards. They will perfectly match the style of your wedding and your wedding colors, and they have the perfect consistency for the project. Just think how gorgeous these engagement party, shower and wedding invitations would look as accessories for your bright drinks and cocktails!

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