Everyone loves throwing a great cocktail party in the Spring but how do you create a fun night that isn’t your regular, old cocktail party? Nowadays, everyone is so into social media – so why not throw a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) Party! Entertaining Expert Paul Zahn has three budget-friendly tips to help you throw the best Throwback Thursday party ever.
First up, make a candy bar. Put out some classic candies from your childhood like Smarties, Dum-Dum Lollipops, Pop Rocks, Air Heads and more. Invite your guests to bring a vintage lunch box (ie. Ninja Turtles or Star Wars) to bring some to go. Or provide them for your guests. You can find reasonably priced vintage lunch boxes on Amazon. This will help them remember your amazing #TBT Party.
"Vintage cocktails are all the rage now," Paul says. So, mix up a batch of Midori Sours. You can find the recipe on thecocktailproject.com, along with other tips, tricks and videos to help you become a better mixologist, no matter your expertise level.
Finally, you can play a game with your #TBT guests. Paul suggests one called #Oops. Have your guests write down a funny story or embarrassing thing that happened to them back in the day, put it in a jar and have everyone draw. Read the stories out loud and try to guess who each one happened to. It's a simple and fun game. You can also play childhood favorite board games like Candy Land, Twister, Mouse Trap, etc.
Whether it's Throwback Thursday, Flashback Friday or Tipsy Tuesday these simple ideas can really enhance your next vintage party.
Midori Sour Ingredients & Instructions:
2 parts Midori
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part simple syrup
Build in iced tin and shake. Garnish with cherry.