I realize not everyone is interested in planning a cocktail party. Let's face it - it's a lot of work, takes a lot of time, can be an expensive proposition, and where to start. In this day and age, you don't have to be celebrating a special occasion to justify hosting a cocktail party or planning one at another venue. A party brings family, friends, and co-workers together, especially over the holidays or in the middle of winter when life slows down and everyone needs a little pick me up to escape those dreaded winter blues. It's a change of pace from the norm and can be really fun. This is where 'Raise Your Spirits' comes in. We will walk you through every step of the process from planning the location, determining the number of guests, picking out the cocktails and developing a cocktail menu based on the season and taste preferences of you and your guests, what supplies to have on hand, creating a theme, etc...Plus, you don't have to worry about setup or cleanup or serving guests all night...This allows you to spend quality time interacting and entertaining your guests.
For those looking to be being adventurous in the coming months, keep reading and let 'Raise Your Spirits' do what it does best - raise your spirits. No party is too big or too small for us to coordinate. I have found through my experience and looking at the statistics that it is more customary for people to have cocktail parties in certain parts of the country, whether it is associated with socio-economic status or finances or drinking habits, I just don't know. Of the 20 or so events that I have done and including events I wasn't hired for within a 100-mile radius of Harrisburg, about 90% of them are held or requested in Southeast PA (Philly area and suburbs), Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. The lowest percentage comes from Central PA, which includes Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Elizabethtown, and Mechanicsburg. Is this a coincidence or do people from these areas 'not like to party'? I would guess it's not the latter, but rather a lack of education or misunderstanding about the concept of 'cocktailing'...For example, there are many displaced New Yorkers and others now living in Central PA who continuing their tradition of hosting a cocktail party once or twice a year, which leads me to believe that it is a 'mindset' of people living in certain areas. I have come across people who spend $10 per cocktail or more in a nice, upscale bar without tipping. If you triple that number, you are looking at well over $30 or more per person (couple $60). If you have ten people in your party, that's a grand total of over $300 for the night. Sounds a bit steep to me and when you can book 'Raise Your Spirits' for $100-$125 in the privacy of your own home, not deal with parking costs, traffic, crowds, loud music, crappy service and terrible drinks. Plus, you get a cocktail menu specific to your needs less the hassle.
Give us a call to discuss your next cocktail party and the see the benefits and advantages of booking a professional like 'Raise Your Spirits'.