Thursday, December 20, 2012

8 Cocktail Party Tips

Entertaining can be fun, and the food can be both delicious and healthy. Yes, there is a cocktail party life on a healthful eating plan! Here are some hints that will help you throw a fun and healthy cocktail party.

1)    Appetizers set the tone for the rest of the meal. They should be light and whet the appetite, rather than fill your guests up.

2)    Try to keep the fat content as low as possible in your dips and spreads. Try using only lowfat and nonfat dairy products.

3)    Keep fiber content high! Use lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grain crackers to serve with your dips.

4)    Fill the room with low-fat munchies instead of nuts and potato chips.

5)    When serving vegetables, make large quantities rather than skimpy ones.

6)    Remember, food is more appealing when served attractively.

7)    For an alcoholic beverage that is on the light side, try a wine spritzer. (Half white wine and half club soda with a twist of lemon or lime.)

8)    For a sweet after-dinner touch, serve a flavored coffee or non-dairy creamer.

For more entertaining tips see my past blog post--12 Ideas for Entertaining!


  1. Great tips and perfect for New Years Eve! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

    1. Thanks Trish! I find these tips really help me when I am entertaining!

  2. Just excellent cocktail party tips!! Truly these are going to be extremely useful for the people. I am also one of those. Actually my parent’s anniversary is coming and I would be hosting at the local LA event venues. Do you have any ideas for DIY decorations for this bash?