Dreaming of an exotic vacation but just can’t seem to get away? Hosting a theme party inspired by your desired destination might be the perfect antidote to your wanderlust.
We’ve chosen beautiful Morocco as our party theme because of its rich entertaining tradition and visually stunning design. Throw together a few colorful accent pieces with some mood lighting to set the scene. Then prepare a menu of fragrant foods served family style and, of course, a festive cocktail to welcome and transport guests to your Night in Marrakesh!
The signature drink of Morocco, green tea with mint, is served all day and night to visitors that come into your home. The act of serving tea to your guests is a sign of hospitality and friendship.
Inspired by these refreshing flavors, we suggest you offer your party guests a Honey Mint Lemonade Cooler, which is made from Stirrings® Simple™ Lemon Drop and Stirrings® Simple™ Mojito Mixers, honey and freshly chopped mint. Add a dash of vodka to turn it into an elegant evening cocktail that will pair well with the spice-laden foods of Morocco.
Moroccan cuisine is a mélange of flavors from the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean. Spices are at the heart of all of these recipes and enrich all of the slow-cooked savory stews and buttery meats.
Cooked and served in colorful tagines (ceramic or clay cookware with a domed lid), these vegetable and meat stews are served family style with a side of couscous.
When it comes to theme parties, the biggest planning pitfall is going overboard with the theme itself. It’s all about bringing together a few key elements of event design to create an ambiance and mood. You don’t have to be literal to give your guests an extraordinary experience – sent the backdrop by infusing your home with a palate of Moroccan inspired colors, and let their imaginations fill in the rest.
COCKTAIL Moroccan Delight
- 1.5 oz. Stirrings® Lemon Drop Mixer
- 1.5 oz. Stirrings® Mojito Mixer
- 1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
- Fresh Chopped Mint
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge.
MOCKTAIL Moroccan Spritzer
- 2 oz. Stirrings® Lemon Drop Mixer
- 2 oz. Stirrings® Mojito Mixer
- Splash of Soda Water
- Fresh Chopped Mint
Combine Stirrings® Mixers and Fresh Chopped Mint in a tall glass, and top with a splash of soda water.