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.
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?
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


  1. Kathy B. says:

    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!)

  2. Christie says:

    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

  3. Sandy says:

    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!

  4. Martina says:

    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!

  5. Sherri says:

    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!

  6. baukje says:

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!