1. Dare to be different
Here at Ableforth’s We’re all about uncompromising methods and exceptional ingredients, which means standing out from the crowd and doing things differently. Pinterest might have all the party inspo you think you’ll need, but how many other people have been inspired by the same venues, menus and decorations? Throw caution to the wind and plan your shindig the way you want it, from unusual locations to curious cuisines. Those individual touches - however small will be the things your guests remember and talk about for years to come. (Unless you combine ice cream and mustard. We’re not sure that’ll have anybody talking for the right reasons…)
2. Have an eclectic playlist
When trying to sort the music for your celebrations, it can be tempting to go one of two routes - 1) Just stick songs on there that everybody knows, even if they’re overplayed to death (does anyone really want to do the Macarena?)
Or 2) Fill it with songs you like and risk an empty dancefloor because nobody else remembers The Script’s version of Eminem’s Lose Yourself.
We’re here to tell you that you can do both...and neither. Put together your playlist based on songs that fit the vibe of your event, and make sure there’s a good mix of old, new, obscure and popular. And if you really really have to, you can put the Macarena on, just don’t follow it with The Cha Cha Slide.
(P.S -if you fancy giving it a listen, we’ve created a little birthday playlist here)
3. Dress to impress
Our bottles always dress for the occasion so we think it’s only right we should too. And, while we don’t suggest a wax hat and brown paper outfit, there’s nothing wrong with going all out. After all, as someone famous probably once said, every day is a dress up day...
4. Take your time
Our Bathtub Gin infusion process takes a whole 7 days, and we don’t like to rush things - when it comes to planning a party the same applies, the more time you spend perfecting it, the better it’ll be. Plus, you need to allow extra time for breaks where you can enjoy a cheeky cocktail - for “research” purposes of course...
5. Serve some delicious drinks
We don’t know what to tell you here. Warm Prosecco from a plastic cup probably isn’t what you or your guests are going to enjoy - we’d imagine some tasty cocktails might be more on your agenda. Our advice? Grab some Ableforth’s spirits, some mixers and garnishes and get to work whipping up some distinctively delicious drinks. Need some inspiration? We’ve got some serving some suggestions right here.