If you’re anything like me, by this time of year you are all partied out. Well, almost because New Years Eve is still on it’s way. We have a new house so this year I’ve hosted a lot of soirees and it’s been awesome. Seeing family and friends and enjoying each others company over delicious food and bev is definitely a plus, but it can be a bit of a struggle to entertain when you have little ones. Truth be told, I’ve been able to keep the pace with party season by striking a balance between casual and more formal entertaining ie; some cocktail parties and some sit-downs.
Becoming a parent has changed the way I entertain, but it hasn’t changed my love or desire to celebrate with family and friends. My time and budget may be limited but I figured out early on, I can still entertain like a rockstar without breaking my back or the bank. Cocktail parties are one of my favorite way to entertain casually and on a budget. One or two signature cocktails (fancy description for a mixed drink) and some bite sized noshes and you are all set to paaar-taay!