• quail egg and tomato tartare on crostini
  • tuna poke-wonton tacos
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  • blood orange jalapeño margarita
  • white on white chevron cake

Style Inspiration: Cocktail Party

If a formal multicourse dinner in a stately ballroom is out of your budget, or just doesn't feel very you, scale back the pomp of a traditional reception and ramp up the good times with an elegant cocktail party instead.

With fewer scheduled dances and speeches, guests have more time to gawk, mingle, and gossip—all signs of a good party.