For my birthday celebration this year I wanted to have a retro themed cocktail party. We had about 20 people and the night was huge success. Some of those vintage recipes are delicious.
We had two cakes with an old fashioned feel. One coconut cream, and the other a Chocolate Almond Mousse! We also dug out the vintage punch bowl and made a wonderful sparkling punch.
I ordered a carton of vintage candy cigarettes and had them placed all around the room! The guest loved them and had a lot of fun posing for photos with their drinks and smokes!
This party was a bit on the pricey side to create. But in total we spent about $400 on food, drinks, decor and desserts.
What People Ate
We set out a massive amount of finger foods since the party took place during dinner hours. We had the obvious cocktail weenies and meatballs, and we also dusted off the retro bacon wrapped water chestnut recipe. We have cheese and sausage, an olive bar, and antipasto platter as well as everybody favorite deviled eggs. We fancied them up a bit and gave them some new school flavors, all in all we wound up with 6 different types.
What People Drank
Since it was a retro cocktail party we brought back some of the tried and true options. We decided to go with some pre-made drink mixers so it would be easy for all guests to experiment! We had Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Tom Collins, and of course Martini's!
Everyone came dressed to impressed in retro outfits!