Last Minute Party Ideas

Even if it's a friend you haven't seen in ages, an impromptu guest can send even experienced hosts into a panic. You don't want the visitor to feel as if they've imposed on you, but a lack of planning time can result in a gathering that feels thrown together and impersonal.

While you can't predict the precise moment when a person will decide to pop over, you can prepare ahead of time by keeping the bar (and pantry) stocked with items that can (quickly) create a cohesive menu. Also, don't hesitate to call on help when you need it. Clos19 offers a curated selection of the world's finest champagnes, wines, spirits and experiences, and has just the answer for any host in a pinch.

Count on a Festive Punch

Instead of playing mixologist, make a punch that allows impromptu guests to serve themselves with ease. Clos19's Punch Royal recipe is a surefire crowd-pleaser, combining Hennessy V.S, Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial champagne and apple juice.

Create Atmosphere with Candles

Instead of dashing out for fresh flowers, rely on votive candles tucked in glass holders to set a festive mood.

Have a Gift at the Ready

A last-minute guest feels like the guest of honor when you're able to offer them a parting gift. It doesn't have to be overly personal—a lovely bottle of wine is enough, especially if you can add a handwritten note. Find just the right bottle using Clos19's gift finder.

Order a Special Delivery

Champagne elevates any occasion, but you might not always have it on hand. However, you can easily get it delivered thanks to Clos19, which brings your choice of prestige champagne right to your door.

Stock Your Refrigerator With Cheese

A selection of your favorite blues and Bries can become the base of a cheese board, which never fails to keep guests happy. Along with cheese, add fruit spreads, olives, tapenades, pickles and hummus to your reserves.