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How to Host a Southern Cocktail Party with Modern Style

Looking to host a spring mixer or brunch? Why not try hosting a cocktail party instead. It is always time for happy hour in the south and today we are giving you the inspiration you need on how to host a southern cocktail party with modern style. Get some inspiration from a recent cocktail party hosted by Chambord at The Dewberry Charleston.

How to Host a Southern Cocktail Party with Modern Style

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These bright, fresh cocktails were created by beverage director Ryan Casey at a recent cocktail party in Charleston- the most popular by far was the Shishito Pepper Margarita, which included house-made Shishito pepper infused blanco
tequila, Chambord, Fresh lemon juice, Simple syrup, and Orange bitters
.

Unique Glassware: Don’t be afraid to mix and match your glassware for the various cocktails you serve at your party. A mix of modern and traditional are a great way to add style to your event.

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Fresh Flowers: Want to add a bit of natural southern style to your party? Fresh flowers will certainly do the trick. Use varying heights, colors and size arrangements for a collected yet modern look to your floral tables. Be sure to add your cocktails or drink bottles in candle holders or vases for a fun way to display your curated drinks.

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Looking for modern southern style inspiration? Check out the Dewberry hotel, a perfect backdrop for a modern southern cocktail party.

Display Your Drinks At the Bar: Be sure to create an Instagram worth bar display for your guests to not only enjoy but be able visually select their drink quickly and have more time for partying. Open shelving and drink menus are always important to any bar.

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Set the Mood: Candles are the best way to set the mood at a cocktail party. Choose a few of your local favorites or select scents that accent the cocktails for an experience your guests won’t forget.

VENDOR CREDITS:

The elegant evening was organized by Olio Event Group and vendors included Nuage Linens, The Mocktail Project, On a Limb Floral, Ooh! Event Rentals, Ceci New York, Élan Artists, J.Lily Design, and Pantoja Photography and Videography.

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Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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