After the year that was, it’s a great feeling being able to come together and safely welcome those closest to us into our homes to entertain - whether it’s a backyard BBQ, dinner party or cocktail night, however many of us are a little out of practice.
So, we had a chat with renovation, style and home bodies Kyal and Kara about how they entertain at home and what tips they can share to help Aussies host the perfect get together with products from homewares, to wines, snacks, and outdoor furniture, all from Amazon Australia.
There’s nothing like a cocktail to kick off a party at home! Who needs a fancy bartender when you’ve got a stocked drinks trolley and a cocktail shaker to impress your guests?
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Kyal and Kara's tips for hosting a cocktail party
There’s nothing like the classics
It’s all about sticking to the classics – they’re the easiest when you’re serving up for a crowd and everyone loves them. Think margaritas, espresso martinis, a Bellini or a refreshing mojito. Starting with a selection of cocktails that people know will make them more likely to join you and you’ll look like a pro bartender as they are the easiest to master.
Don’t forget the snacks
What’s a cocktail party without a cheeseboard? It’s always important to have some nibbles for your guests while they enjoy their spicy margaritas, so make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks available! It also helps tide people over until the main meal and shows you’re a safe and responsible host.
Get the glasses
Having the right glasses for your cocktails can make the experience all the more enjoyable. Make your guests feel like they’re at a real bar as they sip on a martini through to a Moscow Mule.
It’s all in the detail
Take your cocktail night to the next level with a little extra flair. Experimenting with specialised ice trays and garnishes, or even cracking out the blender for some granita can be the cherry on top of a great night. You could even theme your evening with cocktails to suit – 007 Martini anyone?
Don’t mock mocktails
If some of your friends are taking it easy or are not really drinkers don’t forget to have a few non-alcoholic options available, like mocktails! You can have fun learning some bright, unique and tasty drinks that might even have the cocktail drinkers envious.
So, whether its outdoors, dinner or a drinks night, Amazon Australia has you covered when it comes to reconnecting at home with family and friends.