Set the mood with lighting
For an outdoor evening celebration, try adding twinkle lights throughout your landscaping to create a peaceful ambiance. Or, a more casual setting can be lit up with paper lanterns scattered about. If you have a swimming pool, use floating candles to make it glow. No matter the theme of your event, lighting is integral to setting the desired mood.
Create themed food and drink menus
Introduce your guests to the flavors of your party as soon as they arrive with signature cocktails placed strategically at the entrance. Fancy garnishes and a memorable presentation will immediately wow friends and family. We recommend a festive pre-prepared punch so you can interact with your guests instead of playing bartender throughout the event. All of our luxurious Camelot Homes offer gourmet kitchens, so put yours to use and satisfy their appetites with passed finger foods or an easily-accessed buffet table. This thoughtful touch ensures your guests do not have to drink on an empty stomach, while also providing a convenient gathering place for mingling.
Comfort is key
It is always important to have enough comfortable seating so that your guests can relax and converse. Plush seating scattered throughout can be rented for the evening and will help make everyone feel at home. It is recommended you provide seating for at least 30 percent of the crowd.
Fill the air with music
An integrated sound system is an amenity found in many luxurious homes, and is perfect for entertaining. Use yours at a low level to let the sweet strains of music create a backdrop for your cocktail party. For more festive celebrations, set up an area where guests can take turns being a DJ. Either way, a pre-planned theme-appropriate playlist will ensure your party never lags.
Make cleanup a breeze
From fancy to casual, parties can leave even the most luxurious homes a bit messy. Add a little class to the cleanup process by providing easy-to-access refuse stations throughout the event with elegant trays beside each to collect drinkware. Whether you have staff to help or are managing every detail of your cocktail party, with a few simple steps you and your guests will be left with only good memories of your time spent together.