Everything you need to host an Epic Cocktail Party

A great way in which your work buddies can make friends among each other and get to know the boss better as well is to host a professional mixer. Friendly, casual, and a lot of fun, delight them with a cocktail party that will become the talk of your workplace (well, it should be for a few days and by few, we mean 3 days at max.) The key to a successful party lies in the details, from the food and drinks to the venue you choose and the playlist you and your party will dance to, and no matter what you have in mind, when you host it at Veda, we will make sure it becomes a night to remember.

Plan, Plan, and Plan!

Now that you have decided to throw a party, don’t forget to plan the details. The details will include things like the suitable date and time (consider a weekend, so that everyone can actually party hard) venue, the drinks list, guest list, menu, party games and curating the ultimate party playlist. When you are looking for a venue that is professional yet fun, your search ends here at Veda. We are located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia with an opulent dining hall that can accommodate up to 100 guests.

The Perfect Pour

First things first, you need to create the ultimate drinks list. Don’t forget to include non-alcoholic ones because not everyone fancies alcohol in their drink, and it will make you look like a considerate host!. At Veda’s full service bar, you can choose from a wide variety of in-house specials that are made from scratch from freshly sourced ingredients.

The Signature Cocktail

Make your party stand out by keeping a signature cocktail on the menu. Choose from our wide variety of craft cocktails, that are both original and inspired. From the classic Old Fashioned Gabbar, the refreshing Summer Autumn Tea, the delightful Drunken Lassi, or the Espresso Martini Cocktail. Don’t forget to raise a toast to mark the moment with the signature cocktail to get the party started.

Boozy Bites

Now that you have included the booze, choose a menu that compliments it well. Include finger foods and small plates as they are easy to munch on because let’s be honest, alcohol without food is a call for a hungover morning. Level up your party with the best of Indian Cuisine at Veda, some of the favorites are: Lassoni Gobi, Chicken Murmuri Rolls, Goun Crab Cake, Vegetable Samosa, Calcutta Pork Ribs, and Tandoori Chicken.

Keep It Casual

We know it’s a work event but you can always keep it casual and friendly (that will not only make it a night to remember but will also help your employees open up to you and the boss and that will create a good relationship for the future). Make sure that people let loose, mingle, and enjoy with each other at the party.

A Bangin’ Party Playlist

It’s not a party until you have that playlist everyone is grooving on. Fire up the music as soon as possible because that will set the mood for the party and will help your guests loosen up. You can even ask for song choices while making the playlist as that will include a number of songs to dance upon but will also make your colleagues feel a part of the planning. And when you have that amazing playlist ready, just bring it to us and we will get the party groovin’ and shakin’!

Mingling Techniques

The real reason you have kept the party is for your colleagues to get to know each other, which can be a little awkward at first especially for the introverts. Make them feel welcome with the help of party games, icebreakers, speed networking, or small group discussions. You can also ask everyone to wear a name tag with a small and fun description of themselves to get the conversations started. Let us know what party games have you decided upon, so that we can make it even more fun for you.

Enjoy The Night

Now that you have planned and decided everything, leave the rest to us and don’t forget to enjoy the party that you have worked so hard on. Go along with the party and have great conversations with your guests. Capture a lot of memories with your colleagues and even your boss. Remember to have fun and be a gracious host, and your guests are sure to have a great time!

At Veda, we will make your cocktail party enjoyable for everyone with top-notch service in a spacious dining hall along with a full service bar that will for sure be the star of your professional mixer. Remember to focus on the details, prioritize professionalism, and cater to your guests’ needs for a truly memorable evening. Ready to host your cocktail party? Contact us at Veda – Modern Indian Bistro Philadelphia to connect with our events team to get a customized party quote today.