As you all know, I've been planning a Golden Globes Viewing party all week long. The event will take place next Monday at my house, where a small group of girlfriends and I will gather to eat, drink, and gossip about the show. Awards shows can be boring, so hosting a dinner watching party is a great way to make them more fun. If you are just starting out as a hostess, I recommend planning an event of these sorts because the show, in this case the Golden Globes, is your main inspiration. Conversation will flow naturally following incidents that happen during the program.
At a small party, I like to offer one specialty cocktail with appetizers followed by a white wine choice and a red wine choice to serve with dinner. With the warm crab mixture on tiny toasts, I'll shake up a round of Hollywood Martini. I've only invited four girlfriends which means I can mix the drinks individually for each guest when she arrives, without taking time away from the party. During the main course I'll offer a Sauvignon Blanc (white) or a Chilean red. Two pitchers, one full of still water and the other of sparkling, will be garnished with lemon slices and find a home on the bar next to the clean water glasses. This way the girls can help themselves when they want water. And to top it all off, I'll make a pot of coffee to accompany dessert.
Got a great delicious drink recipe with a Golden Globe twist? Tell me about it and I may just serve it at my party. Check back tomorrow for more on my party plan, I'll be designing the decoration scheme.