I have one cocktail party mantra…
Don’t offer a lot of choices. Just provide a lot of the choices you do offer.
This charcuterie party was a perfect example of my mantra in action. I sat 12 charcuterie stations on handmade cutting boards around a long conference table in the clients offices. All the stations had the same set up. Affordable brown kraft paper covered the conference table while a French linen table runner made it’s way down the center. Mercury glass candlesticks with simple white taper candles as well as small vases of flowers sat atop the runner. Guests could stand at any place at the table and choose from something wonderful to eat…salami, pate, pickled vegetables, cheeses, nuts, olives, mustards, relishes and bread. The talented Katie Brooks made signage to hang off all the mason jars filled with homemade goodness and give shout outs to our clients.
But where the heck are the libations you may be wondering. There were two full bars in the client’s lobby AND a bourbon tasting bar alongside this table.