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Weddings are no longer confined to churches or registry offices, and modern brides often choose to ditch the traditional white dress. There are some rules about where you can legally get married, but couples have plenty of freedom to create unique ceremonies and celebrations.  However, despite the growing popularity of innovative weddings that stand out from the traditional church and reception formula, many couples still choose to respect certain wedding traditions. But where do these traditions come from, and why do they persist? Stag and Hen Dos Before you even get to “The Big Day”, wedding traditions kick in. Traditionally,…
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fruity cocktail drinks
Cocktails have become an integral part of the modern party and events scene, but they’re not a new invention. The history of cocktails stretches back to the 1800s. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the evolution of the cocktail from the first time the term was coined to the development of modern incarnations such as the Porn Star Martini. The history of cocktails is inextricably entwined with important periods in our cultural and social history — from the prohibition age of jazz to the “greed decade” of the 1980s.  Cocktails have had surges and dips in popularity but…
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Alcoholic party punch for a crowd is a quick and easy way to provide your guests with a continual flow of self serve drinks. Drinking punch at parties is an age-old tradition that is enjoyed by adults and children — there are many delicious alcohol-free versions. If you have an upcoming event or party and want to impress your guests, introduce a “watercooler” of sorts with an alcoholic party punch for a crowd! Below we’ll provide a few tips for making the perfect alcoholic party punch. Do Your Recipe Research The first and most important step of making your party…
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how to make cocktails
The art of cocktail-making is a craft that has evolved over several centuries and requires time, effort and skill to master. In this post, our expert mixologists will provide some basic tips to teach you how to make cocktails like a pro. If you have ever had the pleasure of watching a professional cocktail bartender at work, it’s truly a sight to behold. Many of the techniques and knowledge they use are seamless as they almost make it look easy, but if you've ever tried to whip-up your favourite cocktail, you’ll know it’s not as simple as it looks.  Not…
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Fruity cocktail drinks for events
Planning a wedding can be a complex and often stressful affair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun too. With fun in mind, let’s talk about a few fruity cocktail drinks to excite and impress your guests. 2020 hasn’t turned out to be the year many people hoped for, especially if you have been carefully planning your wedding day. But now that things are gradually getting back to normal, it’s vital to ensure you have everything in order, for when the big day arrives. And when it comes to the most important aspects of your wedding, beverages are…
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Innovative Cocktails bar hire
Learning and perfecting bartending skills is a craft that requires several years of experience and hard work. It’s for this reason that making innovative cocktails can prove to be a tough task if you lack the skills or know-how. Much like fine cuisine, it’s difficult to comprehend how difficult it is to make both classic and innovative cocktails until you try it yourself. You’ll soon find that unless you possess knowledge of cocktail-making as well as the right tools at hand, making a cocktail look and taste how it should — well, let’s just say it’s easier said than done. …
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wedding bar menu
Many different aspects combine to create the perfect “big day” — including your food and drink choices. In this post, we’ll highlight a few fun cocktail choices for your wedding bar menu. Although many people will opt for an open bar or cash bar service where their guests can get their favourite tipple, there’s something very special about crafting your own wedding bar menu. This subtle detail not only adds a sense of sophistication to the entire wedding, but it also allows you to inject some personality and unique choices into your special day. Below we’ll list a few creative…
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bar hire and events
It's safe to say it's been a strange few months. The coronavirus is unlike anything we have seen before and has impacted every aspect of our personal and professional lives. So where does this leave the bar hire industry? At the time of writing this post, the world is essentially on lockdown and we are doing our best (most of us, anyway) to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Not only has this had a huge impact on the way we live our everyday lives, but also affected every industry. Throughout March we received several guidelines regarding social distancing and…
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mobile bar hire ideas
Getting the most out of your employees is essential for business success. However, the first step is to recognise it's a give and take relationship. Therefore, employee appreciation is crucial! At Cocktails and Bar Events, we work with many different clients who need the perfect way to celebrate their employees’ successes and provide a fun way for them to blow off some steam. Our mobile bar hire service is the ideal choice as it can adapt to suit the needs of many different occasions and add something special to your plans. Although employee appreciation week has just passed, that's not…
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hire a professional bartender
Company conferences are an ideal opportunity to socialise with colleagues, grow your business and network with fellow professionals. So it’s crucial to create an atmosphere that is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.  Company conferences come in many different shapes and sizes, but one thing that remains the same is that your top priority should be to provide an experience that suits your guests’ needs but also goes beyond expectations. While this can be achieved in a variety of ways, it’s often the finer details that make an event more memorable and stand out from the crowd.  In this post,…
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an office team receiving a morale boost.
A happy team is a hard-working team, so it’s always beneficial to maintain a good spirit around the office. Creative morale boosters offer the ideal solution for putting smiles on faces and ensuring your employees are motivated. Morale is vital for a healthy and productive work environment. From time-to-time, it’s important to show your employees that being happy at work is a top priority. Creative morale boosters are a fantastic way to invest in your team’s happiness, increase motivation and provide an opportunity for colleagues to develop stronger relationships.  1. Monday Morning Coffee Right now you’re probably thinking “I already…
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happy workers in a boardroom, symbolic of keeping your employees happy with experiential rewards.
Experiential rewards for employees offer a more unique and engaging way for employers to demonstrate their appreciation. If you’re looking to reward your employees but are struggling for ideas for something special, this blog post will help! Employee rewards are an essential motivational tool that helps increase morale and ensures hard work receives the appropriate recognition. With that said, a poor choice of reward or something that demonstrates minimal consideration will have the opposite effect. While it may not be the case across the board, many of today’s employees prefer experiences or unique gifts, rather than money, which will soon…
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wedding slide champagne fountain, plan a wedding with a wedding alcohol calculator
Planning a wedding requires an abundance of time, effort and money — but more importantly, you’ll need to stock up on enough booze to keep your guests merry. Fortunately for you, our wedding alcohol calculator will give you a good idea of how much you’ll need to buy. If you’re planning a wedding or have planned one in the past, you will know there is an endless list of things to consider. One of the top priorities of any wedding is ensuring your guests are well-fed and that their glasses are full at all times. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?…
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5 team building activities to boost workplace performance
At the heart of every successful business is a team of hard-working employees. To get the most out of your workforce, it’s essential to boost their performance in any way you can — so the following team building ideas may be exactly what you need.  Although the term “team-building” can send a shudder down the spine of anyone who’s endured a particularly awkward or nightmarish attempt to help them bond with their colleagues, the concept of team-building to boost performance is highly effective — if it’s approached correctly. For a team to work well together and benefit from each other’s…
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How to plan an unforgettable new year's eve party
New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and it’s going to be a big one. Not only is it the start of a new year, but also a new decade, so that surely warrants an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party? 2020 is upon us, and there’s no time like the present to plan a celebration that will ensure you and your loved ones see the new decade in with a bang. Unfortunately, NYE can often be a letdown, but that’s often because people fail to plan ahead and just hope for the best. In this post, we’ll provide the…
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festive drinks for a christmas cocktail party
Christmas is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by brewing up a few delicious cocktails? If you’re hosting a Christmas cocktail party or you simply want an appropriate tasty beverage to sip on during winter, the following fantastically festive cocktails are worth a try. 1. Spiced Cider This cocktail is the perfect alternative to mulled wine for anyone who’s not particularly fond of wine but yearns for a sweet and spicy festive beverage.  Ingredients: 50ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold 80ml Apple Cider Two dashes Angostura Bitters Three pieces Star Anise Four buds of Clove…
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a group of work friends celebrating at a christmas work party.
A work Christmas party usually consists of little more than a boozy evening with colleagues, but why not treat your employees and co-workers to a more unique and memorable celebration? With the festive season right around the corner and another calendar year coming to a close, there’s no time like the present to plan the company work Christmas party. Many businesses opt for a casual gathering or night out on the town (often due to lack of budget or last-minute planning). However, you’ll find that going the extra mile — even for something as simple as the work Christmas party…
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workers celebrating at a christmas party, this is one way to improve employee engagement this christmas.
Employees are the heart and soul of any company, so how they feel about the business they work for and the people they work with are essential for morale and productivity. In this post, we’ll highlight a few ways to improve employee engagement and how our services can help you motivate employees and keep them engaged during the post-Christmas slump.  Christmas is right around the corner and, no doubt, next Christmas will come around just as quickly. The festive season is a time to be jolly and enjoy some well-earned time off, but for business owners, it’s a vital opportunity…
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21 surprise party ideas - collage of surprised people.
Planning a surprise birthday party for your friend, loved one or colleague? Here’s how to really impress your guest of honour by planning the ultimate surprise party. Surprise Party Venues 1. Go Wild at Your Local Zoo An ever-popular option is to book the events space at your local zoo and theme your invitations, decorations, entertainment and refreshments to match the location. You can provide face painting at the venue and decorate everything to maximise that jungle feel!  Cocktails and Bar Events provides a fully customisable birthday party bar package that can include up to five different cocktails of your…
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The most memorable summer parties are filled with fun, laughter and mouthwatering food and drink. You’re eager to delight your guests with the perfect tipple or two, so why not hire a mobile bar service and treat them to their favourite cocktails, mixers and beer? Our professional bartenders share their expert advice on how to hire the right outdoor bar for your summer party. (more…)
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UK Top 10 Cocktails - Best Cocktails
Ever wondered what the UK's most popular cocktail is? According to the latest CGA Mixed Drinks Report, over nine million of us are enjoying a cocktail or two when we go out, and we're getting ever-more sophisticated with our selections. While in previous years, we Brits have been traditionalists, favouring our Pina Coladas above all other tipples, this year, a relative newcomer has knocked the classic cocktail off the top spot. Find out how to make the UK's top 10 cocktails from our master mixologists. Looking to hire a cocktail bartender, mixologist or mobile bar services? Give us a call…
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Planning a charming cocktail party to impress your guests and tickle their tastebuds? Whether you’re aiming for a sophisticated black-tie affair or a sensational speakeasy vibe, Cocktails & Bar Events can provide a bespoke cocktail party bar service that beautifully complements your venue, decor and theme. Here are our top tips for planning the cocktail party of the season! Why Hire a Professional Cocktail Bartender and Bar? Hiring a professional bar and a flair cocktail bartender or mixologist to run it will give your party an incredible air of decadence and luxury. Your bartender will keep guests’ glasses topped up…
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Busy planning the perfect wedding reception? Cocktails & Bar Events can create a completely bespoke wedding bar package that beautifully complements your venue, decor and theme. Here are our top tips on hiring the bar that’s right for you. Why Hire a Wedding Bar? Hiring a wedding bar is a great way to cater for your wedding guests and take the strain off your table wait staff. You can keep the drinks flowing all night, treat your guests to their favourite tipples and earn some serious hosting points. When choosing a bar service for your wedding, our event planners recommend…
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hire a portable bar
It’s your party and you want it to go off without a hitch. You’ve got the guest list complete and the cocktail menu sussed out — but how do you find the best mobile bar service for your event? Our professional bartenders share three top tips on how to hire the perfect portable bar service for your event. Why Hire a Portable Bar for Your Party? Hiring a portable bar is a surprisingly cost-effective way to cater for your party guests. Everyone can enjoy their favourite tipple without the need for you to source, stock and store hundreds of bottles.…

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