Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cocktail Party

Audrey Hepburn starred as the unforgettable and totally lovable Holly Golightly in the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. As a delightful result, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s cocktail party has become quite popular. An Audrey Hepburn style party includes one of the easiest party costume staples ever, the little black dress.  Here is your blueprint for how to throw a classy cocktail party where the ladies dress in the fashionable style inspired by Audrey Hepburn and the men dress in suits like sharp, successful businessmen. This one of the best adult party ideas. Get ready for a chic retro party filled with fun, laughter, music and booze.

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First, let’s tell your cocktail party guests how to to dress for the occasion.

 

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party attire for ladies:

  • Dress in attire that captures that illusive Audrey Hepburn charm
  • Little black dress
  • Diamond necklace and earrings – or Rhinestones
  • Pearl necklace and earrings – or Faux Pearls
  • Black evening gloves
  • Dark sunglasses for that elegant Audrey Hepburn style
  • Wide-brim black hat with or without white silk or polyester scarf

 

 

 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party attire for men:

  • Cocktail attire for men is considered formal yet has a bit of room for originality.
  • Suits and ties of a dark tone/shade work best and black suits should be avoided.
  • It’s also best to avoid suits with patterns that are brash. Business sport coat and tie may also be acceptable.
  • Men’s shoes should be a classic pair of brogues or oxfords. Shoes should have a nice shine to complete the look.
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cocktail Party

 

 

 

 

 

Next, what will you serve at your Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn Style Cocktail Party?

 

Party Food Menu

  • Classic 1950’s – 1960’s Cocktail Party Food Ideas: deviled ham dip, crackers and cheese dip, fruit kebabs, bacon wrapped snacks, fruit kebabs, fresh fruit plate, deviled eggs.
  • Modern Cocktail Party Food Ideas: antipasto, bruschetta, crostini, deviled eggs, fruit, veggie, cheese platter, canape, mozzarella sticks, other finger foods.     
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    Cocktail Party Bruschetta

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    Cocktail Party Antipasto                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you plan to hire a bartender for your Audrey Hepburn Style Cocktail Party?

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Bartender Mixing Drinks at Cocktail Party

Cocktail Bar

  • Hire a bartender, if it’s in your budget, or
  • Have a good mixing cocktails bartenders guide book on-hand
  • Stock home cocktail bar

Cocktail Bar Equipment Necessities 

  • Bar Spoon
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Corkscrew
  • Jigger – Shot Glass
  • Muddler – to crush herbs, mint leaves
  • Stainless Steel Shaker with Mixing Glass and Cocktail Strainer
  • Other Bar Related Necessities
    • Other Related Bar Items
    • Ice Cubes
    • Juice – various as necessary
    • Lemons
    • Limes
    • Oranges
    • Roses Lime Cordial
    • Salt and Pepper
    • Sugar
    • Sugar Cubes

Cocktail Bar Glassware

Alcohol – Spirits

  • Blended Scotch Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Brandy
  • Gin
  • Rum – white or light
  • Tequila
  • Vodka

Liqueurs

  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Crème de Cacao 
  • Crème de Cassis
  • Maraschino Liqueur
  • Triple Sec

Vermouth and Bitters

  •  Angostura Bitters 
  •  Campari 
  • Dry Vermouth
  • Orange Bitters
  • Sweet (red) Vermouth

Syrups

  • Grenadine
  • Gomme Syrup – Sugar Syrup: or just make Simple Syrup at home

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3 Ways to Make Your Party Event Memorable

“When it comes to party supplies such as party decorations, think creatively. You’ve already got some great inspiration and ideas for your next party event…”

An event planner mentioned to me that she was disappointed because although she planned and hosted many parties, they all pretty much looked the same. I asked her to explain how the party events were similar. It turns out that there were always lots of colorful party balloons, streamers and party favors. However, the party theme colors were almost always red, yellow, blue, green and orange. Well I could see exactly what she meant. It would be boring if every party we planned was decorated in just these color combinations. So how do you keep your party and your party colors from being boring and unmemorable?

Here are 3 Ways to Make Your Party Event Memorable

1. Be Imaginative!

Stretch your imagination to come up with some unique party ideas. Think about coming up with a party event theme based on a popular TV series such as Downton Abbey, Empire, or Mistresses.

Be Imaginative
Be Imaginative! Stretch your imagination to come up with some unique party ideas.

As an event planner I like to plan parties that easily lend themselves to specific colors that are not typical run of the mill primary colors. I love unique color combinations like party decorations in pink, white and gold. A Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme for a Bridal or Baby Shower allows the party planner to bathe the room in Tiffany blue better known as robin’s egg blue. Now bring in the color of black, add some party decorations and favors such as imitation pearls, diamonds, Audrey Hepburn herself, and you have unique party event that your women guests will adore!

 2. Be creative!

Be Creative
Be Creative! When it comes to party supplies such as party decorations, think creatively.

When it comes to party supplies such as party decorations, think creatively. You’ve already got some great inspiration and ideas for your next party event, so don’t go “Plain Jane” on the decorations.  Be sure to think outside the box for party decorations that will make you next event extraordinary and unforgettable. Think jars filled with colorful baubles, giant goblets filled with colored glass or stones, lighted wine glasses and vases full of fantastical feathers!

3. Bring on the party lights!

Create an exciting party room with party lights. Transform your party venue into a fantasy land and a wondrous nightscape by illuminating it with the magnificent ambiance of light.

 

 

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