There is always something special about ringing in the New Year surrounded by friends and family. Instead of going out (or going to bed early!), why not host your own cocktail party this year.
All it takes are some yummy canapés, a few great cocktails and a little thought about the décor – and you’ll be singing Auld Lang Syne and welcoming in 2019 in sophisticated style!
Ballito’s Posh Events by Design owner Tash Parsons says styling your own cocktail table can be really simple with just a little planning and preparation. We asked her to set up a table for us at the very popular 14 on Chartwell restaurant and bar in Umhlanga, and executive chef Jeane Morkel adorned it with beautiful canapés and trendy cocktails.
Tash shared some of her expert advice. “My only real piece of advice in terms of styling your cocktail table would be to keep in mind that ‘simplicity is the key to sophistication’. You can stay on trend while still keeping the décor elements simple.
“Focus on one large focal point and then layer the smaller décor elements in. Don’t try and go too big and over-complicate the design. Keep it themed, keep it simple and keep it classy!”
About Posh Events by Design
Posh Events by Design specialises in creating beautiful, bespoke events, designed according to the specifications of each client. From product launches, year-end parties, weddings and birthdays to cocktail functions, baby showers and kids’ parties, Posh Events ensure each occasion is stylish, unique and memorable. They help with sourcing venues and work closely with a variety of top-quality suppliers. Details: 076 985 0438 / [email protected] / www.poshevents.co.za
About 14 on Chartwell
This very popular, upmarket Umhlanga bar and bespoke restaurant offers artisanal fare, a trendy cocktail menu and an overall awesome vibe. The food options are extensive, including light meals and signature dishes – and the desserts are decadent and deadly! Executive chef Jeane Morkel focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and a simple, interesting menu. Details: 14 on Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga / FB: @14onchartwell / 031 561 1017.
Text:Leah Shone | Photographs: Chris Allan Photo
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