The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

Nick Gray

You know that well-connected friend who only exists in the movies? The one who throws the best parties and can set up any introduction you need?

Everyone wants to know someone magical like this who brings people together. The secret is: you can be that person. You should be that person. The 2-Hour Cocktail Party will show you how.

Discover a simple formula with step-by-step instructions to host parties that help you meet new people, strengthen your existing relationships, and make you the person everyone wants to know.

You’ll learn which days are the best (probably not the ones you think!) and what to say to the first people who arrive. Read how to ensure your invitations get responses and your guests show up excited to mingle. Plus, get helpful pre-party checklists and a breakdown of activities to encourage new connections.

With The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, you’ll make new friends, boost your career, and leave everyone asking, “When’s your next party?”

Press & Praise

Nick Huber, The Sweaty Startup

Success (and happiness in general) isn't about what you know - it's about who you know. This book is a guide to making new relationships and making them happen more often and in a fun way. Nick Gray is a master of getting people together. I highly recommend this book!

Cathryn Lavery, CEO and Co-Founder of BestSelf

Nick's book is the most practical, no-fluff instruction on how to throw an incredible and memorable event. It's part self-help, part personal growth, and full of actionable steps you can take today to build big relationships and become a connector.

Ben Casnocha, Co-Founder of Village Global, New York Times bestselling author

Fun and engaging. This book is a proactive do-it-yourself guide to party hosting and network building.

Nick Gray moved to New York City with very few friends and less-than-stellar social skills. But Nick craved new relationships and exciting opportunities. He started hosting non-traditional parties-a move that opened doors he never could have imagined.

Today, after hosting hundreds of 2-hour parties, he counts business owners, artists, and inspiring teachers among a circle of friends that helped him launch a multimillion-dollar company. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Nick has been called a host of culturally significant parties by New York Magazine.

More at or @NickGrayNews on all the socials. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

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