10 Amazing Pandora Playlists for Your Next Cocktail Party

You focus on the food, decor and scrumptious cocktails. We'll handle the party playlist.

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When it comes to entertaining, you have more things to worry about than the playlist. That's why we've rounded up 10 perfect Pandora stations for just about every scenario. Now the only trouble will be choosing your favorite!

French Cooking Music

This one tends to be on the mellower side, so it would be a great choice for a more elegant or laid-back gathering. They play artists like Django Reinhardt and Madeleine Peyroux, and somehow it all just sounds cooler because everyone is speaking French. This is also a good one to play as your guests are arriving. Listen now>>

Hipster Cocktail Party

True, this station does have kind of a ridiculous name, but the music they play makes up for it. Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Van Morrison and Ray LaMontagne are some regulars you'll find on this station. It's a good option for mellow but slightly peppier music. Think: work colleagues or older family members. Listen now>>

Class of '93 Hip-Hop

Try this station if you're looking to turn it up a bit and really get the party started. Ice Cube, KRS-One, A Tribe Called Quest and other early hip-hop superstars will definitely up the ante at your gathering. Don't be surprised if people start dancing (on your coffee table) if you have this station blasting. Listen now>>

Blues BBQ

No matter what the weather is like outside, you can always keep the summer BBQ vibe alive and well in your life with this awesome station. B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan are the superstars that will keep your guests' toes tappin' when you have this station on in the background. Listen now>>

Beats for Studying

This station is geared toward people who are cramming for midterms, but don't dismiss it too quickly: it's also the perfect cocktail party music. The vibe is sort of mellow as many of the songs are instrumental, so it's the perfect station to keep the party vibe going but still allow you to chat with your guests. The XX, The Dallas String Quartet and The Piano Guys are some of the featured musicians you'll hear. Listen now>>

Yacht Rock

This is another station with a completely silly name, but it's still an awesome option for more of a throwback, fun party vibe. They play Hall & Oates, the Doobie Brothers and Toto to name a few. Ahoy, sailor! Listen now>>

Cool Jazz

This station features some of the jazz greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Dave Brubeck. This is the perfect go-to station if you're inviting your parents over or just want to keep things light and casual. Listen now>>

Brunch Cafe

Are you planning a Sunday fun day with just the girls? Why not invite Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones and Etta James to join the party? This station is full of melodic tunes to accompany those mimosas. Listen now>>

Radio for Kids

If the kids are invited over for some "mocktails," this station is a great choice. They play music from various Disney movies and Broadway shows, so everyone can sing along with Idina Menzel and Josh Gad. Don't be surprised if you hear the entire Frozen soundtrack by the time the night is over. Listen now>>

Solo Piano

Classical music is always a good option, but this station is great in particular because it specifically focuses on piano pieces. It sort of makes you feel like you're sitting in the lobby of a gorgeous hotel, but it still keeps the vibe lively and elegant for your get together. This is also a great choice for any end-of-the-party music. Listen now>>

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