It's a line from an old jazz song.
I remember it whenever I entertain
at a cocktail party.
Where a lovely glass of wine or a cocktail
helps conversations flourish.
Last week we played at a fantastic
theme cocktail party.
We set the mood with
"Stardust", "Blue Moon",
"Fly Me to the Moon", "Volare", "Moonglow",
"Sunny Side of the Street",
"My Blue Heaven",
"Blue Skies", "Got the
World on a String", and
dozens more like that.
Can you suggest a few tunes we missed?
Everyone there got right into the mood
and enjoyed chatting with friends.
That's the whole point of any cocktail party,
Are you panning an event? Although it might
seem unimportant, cocktail party music can
make or break your celebration.
Any celebration. Really. No matter what
kind of event you're planning.
The right cocktail party music can
the perfect mood for your ENTIRE event.
How? Three ways:
1. Helping your guests remember where they've been.
Cocktail party music can reflect back to the preceding
and whatever mood your guests bring to the party.
What can you select? Perhaps you could repeat a few
songs from the wedding ceremony. Or play songs about
the activity your guests just completed.
2. Helping your guests enjoy where they are.
Cocktail hour music can celebrate what's happening now.
You could choose songs suiting the cocktail party's theme,
that refer to the activity your guests are involved in right
then and there. Perhaps with specific words in the title,
like "summertime", or "New Orleans", or "love".
3. Helping your guests anticipate where they're going.
Cocktail hour music can prepare everyone for whatever
follows, whether it's a friendly backyard barbecue,
a formal awards dinner party, or an elegant wedding
Whatever your event, you could assemble a playlist
know your guests will love.
Or you could explain your plans to the musicians.
Tell them what mood your guests will bring at the
start and what mood they should have at the end.
And leave the details up to the musicians. If they're
experienced, they'll know what to do.
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