why not dig out some old party books from the 50's- 60's... back when they knew how to throw a party that didn't involved red plastic cups.
the two books I'm showing today are my Esquire Party Book from the early 60's and an awesome cocktail book called Bottoms Up also from that time period.
Both are really fun reads and you'll pick up a few drink and party ideas easily.
Plus the Bottoms up has very nice Pin up art work through out it.
So find some old party / cocktail books and throw a real vintage party sometime.
They'll give you everything you'll need to know. Cause a cocktail party or just a party is a vintage guy thing..... and girl cause otherwise it's just guys....