Labor Day Weekend Entertaining Tips from Patrón’s Secret Dining Society
Aug. 29, 2016
Perusing Pinterest for ideas on how to take your Labor Day weekend soiree to the next level seems like a good idea in theory, but it can be a slippery slope. The line between cool and kitsch is a fine one, indeed.
But have faith: With these five tips, culled from Patrón’s past Secret Dining Society events, even novices can become party-planning pros.
Add Some Green to the Glass
Garnishing a cocktail with fresh herbs is one of the simplest things to do, yet it magically convinces guests that you’re a bona fide mixologist. Not only will greens enhance a drink’s flavor, but they’ll also introduce a rustic, elegant decor detail. As far as other cocktail ingredients to keep handy, these five are always a good place to start.
Mini Bottles, Maximum Impact
Mini bottles are adorable and extremely useful for outdoor gatherings like cookouts. They can pull double duty as napkin weights and party favors.
Have old Patrón corks and a knife? Then with some clever maneuvering, you’ve also got personalized name-card holders.
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to put your own innovative twist on flower arrangements; in fact, your empty Patrón bottle holds a whole wealth of repurposing possibilities. Try dropping in a candle to create a makeshift lantern or using an empty bottle to hold succulents, and voila: You’re ready for your DIY network debut.
Light It Up
Finally, an excuse to pull out your Christmas lights early—and if the neighbors start whispering, well, let ‘em. A simple string of lights around the table creates just the right amount of mood lighting for a warm, summer soiree.