Camille Styles

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How to Throw a Cocktail Party in an Hour

August 18th, 2016

Confession: I’m really happy that we live in an age when we can get almost everything delivered at the tap of a smart phone button. As much as I actually enjoy grocery shopping (really I do), my current schedule makes leisurely trips to the market a thing of the past, and the ability to have my groceries show up on my doorstep has been lifesaving over this last year of juggling 2 babies and a busy work schedule. I’ve tried all the delivery options available in our area, and Shipt is my front-runner for a few reasons: same-day delivery in as soon as an hour, free delivery for orders over $35, and all the shoppers I’ve had so far have known how to pick produce the same way that I would have if I’d done it myself. To kick off our partnership, Shipt challenged me to throw a cocktail party and order everything from food to flowers to be delivered to my house… then prep it all in 60 minutes before guests showed up at the door. Click through the slides to see if I pulled it off.

*photography by Ashleigh Amoroso

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  1. Adriane says:

    Really enjoyed this post! Was creatively inspired by the Italian tomatoes tin can vase, as well as the brie / figs / cherries cheese spread. And Vinho Verde has become my go-to wine this summer. Look forward to sipping it straight from the source when on holiday in Portugal next week!

  2. Karin says:

    Enjoyed the more animated recipe ideas, and the sangria is truly inspiring.

  3. Madeline says:

    Love this post so much, and the spread was so gorgeous! What gif/animated picture app did you use to make those recipe tutorials? So cute!

  4. Kelly says:

    Nice post, I’m glad share with us these few tricks, a party made up of short, always put us in difficulty. You did a wonderful picture gallery!

  5. I was totally looking for this
    <3 thank you!

  6. Bird says:

    Hi, love how casual this looks! I have a question though, was the nuts recipe made with thyme or rosemary? The text said thyme but the photo had rosemary on it. Would either or both work? Thanks!

  7. Danielle says:

    Love this. Who makes the bowl you used for the nuts?

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