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6 creative ways to serve drinks at your next big celebration

From cocktails to mocktails to Champagne, wine, beer and all other fruity concoctions, we take a look at six creative ways to serve drinks at your next event.

By LLM Reporters  |  January 17, 2022
Champagne pyramid with waitress on event, party or wedding banquet reception

The festive season may be over, but there are plenty of opportunities to continue celebrating all year long, with birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and many other celebrations and events to enjoy with loved ones throughout.

If you are looking to organise an event this year, then you may be trying to come up with creative ways to accommodate your guests, from the entertainment to the food, and down to the drinks you serve and even the way you serve them. Anyone who has hosted a party or event of any kind knows how important it is to give their guests a good time, and below we are going to take a look at how you can elevate your event through your drinks offering 

Ultimately, they have to taste delicious, and you won’t want your creativeness getting in the way of your guests actually enjoying the drinks they are sipping, but there are certainly some interesting ways in which you can provide drinks to partygoers to ensure that your event is one to remember.

From cocktails to mocktails to Champagne, wine, beer and all other fruity concoctions, we take a look at six creative ways to serve drinks at your next event.

Champagne tower
Any classy and sophisticated soiree would be elevated with a show-stopping Champagne tower

Champagne tower

Any classy and sophisticated soiree would be elevated with a show-stopping Champagne tower. Adding the wow factor to your shindig, this way of serving Champagne will provide a moment of grandeur and can be tied in with a speech from the host as the tipple is poured, trickling its way down and into each glass. Make sure you use quality glassware and the very best Champagne, and your event will, no doubt, be one to remember.

Beer snorkel

If you’re looking to host something for the younger adults, then scuba drinks, or beer snorkels, could be just the element of fun you need to get the party started. Perfect for an outdoor party, by the pool perhaps, these drinks work by attaching a specially made snorkel top with straw to a bottle or can and tipping upside down so the drink can be guzzled. These are available in a range of colours and can be found if you visit https://scubabeer.com.

Themed cocktails
Conjure up some creative cocktails at your Tiki bar, or better yet, have a professional come in and serve them up in a range of themed glassware or mugs

Themed cocktails

If you have a particular theme for your event, then a great way to tie it all together is with the food and drink offering. If travel restrictions are stopping you from jetting off to tropical climes then a Polynesian-themed party might be just what you need to bring some beach-side fun to your home. Conjure up some creative cocktails at your Tiki bar, or better yet, have a professional come in and serve them up in a range of themed glassware or mugs.

Arrange a blind tasting

Perhaps you would like guests at your event to make up their own minds about a wine, spirit or beer, and a fun way to get them to use their senses and decide what their tastebuds really like is to arrange a blind tasting. Don’t worry, no one needs to be blindfolded – just make sure you have someone to serve the drinks, so no one sees the bottle and ask your guests to score the tipples on a range of different criteria. It could be a great way for them to discover, or share, some new and exciting drinks.

cheese and cold meats board
One way to elevate the drinking experience is to find some perfect pairings for each beverage on your menu

Food pairings

One way to elevate the drinking experience is to find some perfect pairings for each beverage on your menu. If you’ve been to some of the better bars in the holiday hot spots abroad, you will know that your drink usually arrives with a mouthful or more of food to enjoy alongside it.

From the typical salty, savoury snacks to accompany a beer to candy floss to go with Champagne to edible garnishes and seafood canapes, there are many ways that guests can experience the best of both, but this is your chance to get creative, so do your research and opt for some unusual pairings that will surprise and please your guests in equal measure.

Ice sculpture

These intricately carved delights will certainly make a statement at any event and can be crafted to almost any design you desire. A popular way to enjoy an ice sculpture is to ask for a vodka luge, whereby the vodka is poured through a hole in the top and cools as it makes its way down to your glass. Again, using the best quality vodka is important here, and using an LED ice cube will only serve to elevate the drink.