Breakfast at Tiffany's
Pearls, rhinestones and little black dresses. Champagne before breakfast and cocktails before dinner. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic of American cinema, thanks to Audrey Hepburn's Oscar®-nominated performance as the carefree New York socialite, Holly Golightly. Here's how to put together your own version of Holly's famous cocktail party.
Here's how to put together your own version of Holly's famous cocktail party, where you and your guests can get into the spirit of the '60s on Manhattan's Upper East Side...
Stylish party invitations
Holly didn't enjoy the convenience of emailing her guests, but you do — thanks to Evite.com. You'll find a wonderful selection of electronic cocktail party invitations with glitzy and glamorous designs that will set the tone for your event. Our favorites: "Yellow Cocktail," "Did You Say" and "Five Cocktails."
Bling's the thing, darling!
Invite people to come to your party dressed to the nines — girls in black cocktail dresses and fashionable hats, guys in suits and skinny ties. Ask your female guests to wear their favorite rhinestone or a piece of jewelry that belonged to someone in their family. It's a great ice-breaker (pardon the pun), and a nice way for your guests to wear a string of pearls, a pair of rhinestone earrings or a vintage tiara that has special meaning for them.
A Tiffany-inspired decor
Decorate your home in shades of Tiffany blue, silver, ivory and white. Tie satin ribbon around the base of cocktail glasses and the neck of wine bottles. Wrap votive candles in a Zaarni Organza Wrap Circle™ from Bellenza.com. (Tropical aqua is the color that is closest to Tiffany blue.)
Cocktails that sparkle
Drinks for this occasion are straight-up Chandon Brut Classic, etoile Brut or mix things up with a light sparkling cocktail like our Chandon Melon Breeze. You can serve any of these drinks in a paper cup — just like Holly did in her New York brownstone apartment — or in a Champagne flute for a dressier touch.
What would Holly serve?
Simple, inexpensive appetizers like olives, mixed nuts, chips and pretzels were popular in the 1960s. And remember, Holly didn't keep that hourglass figure of hers by indulging in a lot of rich party foods.
Breakfast at Tiffany's music mix
With this iTunes playlist, you can recreate the ambiance of a 1960s cocktail gathering on the Upper East Side. We've picked two songs from the soundtrack of Breakfast at Tiffany's, including Audrey Hepburn's own version of Moon River, as well as other lounge music favorites. You can download these songs as a Club Chandon iMix at the Apple iTunes Store.
Steppin' Out With My Baby
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Something for Cat
The Boy from Ipanema
(Love Is) The Tender Trap
That Old Black Magic
Wives and Lovers
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane
Mack the Knife
Audrey Hepburn and Henry Mancini
Sammy Davis, Jr.
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