Champagne parties can be some of the most distinctive and enjoyable social occasions, so much so that there really does not have to be a specific reason to consider throwing one. Of course, events such as birthdays, promotions and New Year’s Eve are the most common excuses for a little extravagance, though with ever-decreasing prices and increased availability, Champagne parties are now within the reach of almost anyone looking to add a touch of class to their social encounters.
Choosing Party Champagne
Although the most common approach to catering for a Champagne party is to order a case of one specific brand or product, it is always worth considering investing in something of a selection so as to vary the experience throughout the evening. There is no better way of getting a crowd talking and interacting than providing them with a wide variety of Champagnes to sample and discuss. Many wonderful options are available from brands such as Moet & Chandon, Mumm and Asti Gancia, many of which can be procured for no more than around $12. The price high or low really doesn’t matter, as a veritable smorgasbord of Champagnes will never fail to impress.
There are essentially no right or wrong foods and snacks to offer alongside Champagne at a party, with both hot and cold traditional appetizers such as potato chips, chicken wings and shrimp fitting the bill just perfectly. Of course, if you are looking to go a little more toward the refined side, a selection of sophisticated hors d’oeuvres such as sushi, canapés and cold meats will compliment the Champagne beautifully. Going a little further down the up-market route, it is probably fair to say that nothing compliments good Champagne quite like the finest caviar serves on toast points or blinis, therefore if you are really looking to push the boat out, there really is no better option.
If you really want to take the idea of variety to another level, one of the very best ideas is to serve a selection of mixtures and additional flavors to compliment the selection of Champagnes. Offer fruit juices, liqueurs and non-alcoholic syrups for guests to experiment with of their own accord. Again, there really is no better way of inspiring conversation and interaction than giving your guest the tools and provision they need to begin creating their very own unique masterpieces.