Beer Tasting Party

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Photography by Brittany Gidley Photography

Party checklist

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Purchase

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Prep

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Assemble

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Party Décor

Beer Tasting Paddles with Glasses from Libbey Craft Brews

Beer Tasting Paddles with Glasses

$14

Shibori Napkins from Izzy and Piper

Shibori Napkins, Set of 6

$35

Shibori Tablerunner by Izzy and Piper

Shibori Tablerunner

$28

Vintage Appetizer Plates from Helsingor

Vintage Appetizer Plates, Set of 12

$31

Vintage Blue Goblets from Cost Plus World Market

Vintage Blue Goblets, Set of 4

$24

Glass Cake Stand from Mosser Glass

Glass Cake Stand 9"

$54

Glass Cake Stand from Mosser Glass

Glass Cake Stand 6"

$46

Wood Beer Holder from H&R

Wood Beer Holder

$35

Beer Opener from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Beer Opener

$6

Beer Bucket from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Beer Bucket

$13

Dip Dye Tassels from One Stylish Party

Dip Dye Tassels

$30

Jumbo Confetti Balloon with Tassels from One Stylish Party

Jumbo Confetti Balloon with Tassels

$32

Outdoor String Lights from Smith & Hawken

Outdoor String Lights

$20

Custom Hand-lettered Globe from inherwordslettering

Custom Hand-lettered Globe

$50+

Beer Tasting - Rating Sheet from iDobyksoldo

Beer Tasting - Rating Sheet

$6

Beer Tasting Notepad from Donahue Paper Emporium

Beer Tasting Notepad

$6

Prep

Prepare perfect party decor.

DIY Beer Tasting Paddles

Materials

  • Natural wood beer tasting paddle with 4 glasses
  • Navy chalk paint
  • Foam brush
  • Chalk marker

Directions

  1. Use the foam brush paint the wood beer tasting paddle.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Use the chalk marker to write a label for each type of beer.

Assemble

Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.

Timeline

 

3 Weeks Prior

Place your order for the desserts, such a caramel drip cake, themed sugar cookies, and mini cupcakes

Order online party decorations, such as the Jumbo Confetti Balloon with Tassels, table linens, and home decor items

Reserve party rentals if you need a larger table or additional chairs (optional)

Place floral order (optional)

 

2 Weeks Prior

Do an inventory of serving ware that you own and purchase anything you might still need, such as cake stands, cheese boards, water goblets and appetizer plates

Send out party invitations

 

1 Week Prior

Purchase four different types of beer for the tasting. I recommend including a pale ale, a lager, an amber and a stout

Paint and prep the DIY beer tasting paddles

 

2 Days Prior

Shop for the grocery items (think simple: cheese, crackers, nuts, etc.)

 

1 Day Prior

Have the Jumbo Confetti Balloon filled with helium

Lay out the serving dishes on the appetizer table to map out where the food items will be placed the day of the party

Set out the dishes, glasses, platters and linens that will be used to set the table

 

Day Of

Pick up the florals and desserts

Prep appetizers and keep cool until guests arrive

Set the table and style the dessert display

Place the food and pour the beer just before the guests arrive!

Estimated Budget

15 People

Decor: $600 – $800

Food: $200

Beverage: $100

TOTAL: $900 – $1,100

Styling tips

One Stylish Party shares its top tips for pulling off this event.

Tip 1

Consider the theme when selecting your color palette. I recommend going for bold, rich colors for a beer tasting party that will help you create a masculine vibe to complement the theme.

Tip 2

Style with comfort in mind. Create a cozy and inviting setting for your party by incorporating ambient string lights, fuzzy blankets and plush pillows.

Tip 3

Stay simple with your party menu. Host the party at an off time, so you are not tied to serving a full dinner. Prepare an appetizer table with an assortment of cheese, crackers, and nuts that pair well with the brews being served.

Tip 4

Don’t skip the florals. Even though it is a masculine party theme, florals are still an important component to bringing the decor to life. I recommend using a greenery garland for your tablescape with seasonal blooms tucked inside. You can also get creative by painting beer bottles to use as bud vases as well.

Tip 5

Support local. Consider sourcing beer for the tasting from a local brewery. Craft beers are so on trend at the moment, and it is fun to have the opportunity to introduce your guests to something new that is readily available in their area.

Vendor Credits

Event Concept, Design + Balloons: One Stylish Party | Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography

Custom Paper + Home Decor: Tiny Prints | Beer: Great Lakes Brewing Company

Event Rentals: Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals | Sweets: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Floral Design:  Life in Bloom | Beer Tasting Paddles: Webstaurant Store

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