Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cocktail Party Starters

oh I am at a total loss on this one....I am not a party person.
I asked my best friend for suggestions. She reminded me that I would go directly to any of the kids at the party. I guess I relate best to the young 'ens. This does not help me at a "cocktail party."
So I had to consult the expert, Gammy. (that's my mom) Artist and Salesperson who has never met a stranger should be able to give me lots of pointers. My family also threw in their suggestions. Keep in mind they majority of them are males and in their 20's.

Depending on what type of cocktail party, Muy Guapo! is usually what Gammy says to all the males.
(Spanish for Very Handsome.)  Cocktail party or waiter bringing a frozen margarita, doesn't really matter. Works on both. She would be dangerous if she knew any more Spanish.
Other tips from the family:
Don't wait for them to come to you.
Smile...
I thought you were a movie star...
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? (this son was confused between pick up lines and opening lines)

Are you with the bride or the groom?
Are you on FACEBOOK?
I just learned that...FILL IN THE BLANK EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT UP.
Are you from around here?
Didn't you hear me?
Remember their name and use it in conversation.
The rest were not suitable for print.
Never ask a yes or no question. Ask about their family, hobbies, etc.  What my dad always taught me comes into play here. God gave you 2 ears and 1 mouth. Use them accordingly. You will be surprised at how much you learn.

What I am lacking on Cocktail Party Chit Chat,
I have made up with my sister in laws, Oreo Cream Cheese Balls recipe.
CLICK HERE for printable version.

4 ingredients, easy to make,
looks and taste like Godiva chocolates

 Tip from my son Grant, Serve with "shooters" of milk.
 
Now be sure to check out the holiday projects that have been whipped up for you at Perkin's Dry Goods , Patrick Lose and Kelly Ann's Quilting

62 comments:

  1. Wow...these look great! Will have to try them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Day 3 - Great recipe! Walk around the room with a plate full of these and you won't have to start any conversations!

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  3. Looks extremely fancy but very easy. I think that these are a to do for me this year!

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  4. Your mom sounds like a daring woman - what a hoot. I'm more like you, get together with kids and conversations just flow. Thanks for sharing the "better-than-Godiva" recipe as well as the tips from your family. (I bet the "pickup" line works if your son Grant is using it - such a cutie!)

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  5. I don't think you could ever go wrong in a recipe with Oreos and chocolate! Thank you for another great recipe. ~Kathleen

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  6. Great recipe - thanks for sharing. Oh very handsome son too!

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  7. Great ice-breaker lines! When in Mexico with my SIL, I would say: "Encantado" or "el gusto es mio" alot, when he introduced us to his family and friends. Those were the only words I knew to say. Sometimes they looked at me kind of funny, so I have NO CLUE what they said to me before I said that to them. LOL Love your Oreo Cheeseballs. I have made them before! How can you go wrong with Oreos!?! They are my favorite! Thanks for sharing - this is so much fun. See you tomorrow. HUGS... and stitches

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  8. I'm not a party person either - but I do try to ask open ended questions to keep the conversation going. Still laughing over your comments. :) Great recipe!

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  9. Mmmm - nothing better than oreos and milk! Thanks for the great recipe and pick-up lines (I mean conversation starters)!

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  10. I am definitely going top be trying this recipe. Looks so yummy.

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  11. LOL, starting the day with a laugh on these Lissa. The pure joy of young men with a cocktail..oh..oops its milk, sorry!

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  12. They look very yummy! I don't know what oreo-cookies are, probably we won't find them in switzerland. Could I use something like digestive cookies? I will try!

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  13. Cookies look great and yes shooters of milk with oreos Thank You again for all the recipes

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  14. Gotta love your mom...and gotta give those cookies a try!

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  15. Thanks for the very dangerous cookie recipe.

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  16. Can't wait to try these! They look and sound yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Those Oreo Cream Cheese Bars look deliciously dangerous! My mother-in-law has all of the grandkids call her "Gammy" like her Mom did...and I've never heard that term used anywhere else...but now I see we are not the only family with a Gammy!

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  18. Hey, I make those with the kids. We use white almond bark and then put red, green, and blue sprinkles on like Christmas ornaments! Lots of fun had by us all.

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  19. Oh, I really have to make these! They look SOOOO good!!

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  20. So would Moda Lissa say...This party, well, "It's a Hoot"! Thanks for sharing. Carolyn-marzstars@msn.com

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  21. Mention Godiva, & I'm IN! I will definitely have to try these! It'd be worth it just to hear my husband belly ache about Oreos & cream cheese together...LOL!

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  22. Mention Godiva, & I'm IN! I will definitely have to try these! It'd be worth it just to hear my husband belly ache about Oreos & cream cheese together...LOL!

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  23. The shooter of milk seems to be a must have with that delicious looking recipe :) Thank you!!

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  24. My students made these last year. They were a big hit. I like the white drizzle on the top. Makes them look fancy.

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  25. Here in france they always talk about food and wine.....very easy on a party. Thanks for this lovely recipe, I am afraid I will grow some kilo's after this blog hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. The cookies look terrific! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Oh my goodness this recipe sounds heavenly! Your family sounds like a lot of fun, too.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe and your family with us!

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  28. This recipe looks so good. I think I have had them at a party before but never had the recipe. Thanks.

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  29. thanks for sharing . the blog hop is a blast

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  30. Oh my goodness those cookies look deadly (in a good way:) I am horrible at small talk. Love your suggestions ;)

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  31. Your recipe looks great and I think your son's smile is a great testimonial!!!!

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  32. Another yummy treat! And your suggestions sound as though they came from people who don't have any trouble talking to people! Thanks.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  33. I wonder if they serve shooters of milk at cocktail parties :0)

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  34. YUMMO!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! :-)

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  35. OH my-great recipe. Funny I think what my guys would say would be just as lame and unprintable.

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  36. Your son Grant has a great idea...milk shooters! Thanks for the recipe!

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  37. Thank you for the great recipe!

    SheilaC

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  38. Great recipe idea! BTW, if our son needs more cookies, I'm sure there are plenty of girls on the east coast who would be glad to get the oven cranked up!!

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  39. Your balls are fantastic! How's that for a conversation starter?

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  40. These sound very good, easy, and quick to make. Ingredients will be on my shopping list!

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  41. Thanks for the recipe! I love to make non-bake snacks for the holidays!

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  42. These sound so good. I usually don't need to make much conversation because I spend so much time trying to get the dinner together and then served. Thanks for the easy recipe.

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  43. Love Gammy's approach. I'll have to try that! lol

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  44. OMG.....these sound delicious. Will be adding these to my holiday baking list. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Sounds yummy and looks great. I can't wait to make these. My mouth is watering. Thanks for the recipe.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  46. Love the scarf idea....I have a charm pack itching to be made into a scarf, I might have to try your example as a starting point!

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  47. Great scarf idea! The Oreo Cream Cheese Balls sound so yummy! Thanks!

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  48. Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  49. Yummy recipe...
    Thanks for sharing!

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  50. These would be great for cocktail party starters

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  51. Thank you for all the ideas. It was nice meeting you and your family! I love the ideas for the Christmas tree!

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  52. Looks good, Thank you for the recipe. Judy S.

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  53. I can't eat them but they look yuumy!

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  54. These look so yummy! Can't wait to try it.

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