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PrepFollow our easy ideas to wow your guests.
AssembleFollow our timeline and party tips for seamless execution.
Additional TipFor the dining table, layer a chiffon table runner under the charcuterie grazing board with fresh olive branch leaves peeking out from the bottom. Determine what you will use for the charcuterie board — either DIY or ask a local wood worker to create one. You can also use several smaller charcuterie boards placed together instead of one continuous board. The food on the grazing board is so beautiful that the table doesn’t need much other décor. Each place setting includes a gold rimmed wine glass, a water goblet, gold flatware and dining plates — topped with a wine glass cookie favor and greenery.
DIY ROSÉ BAR
Additional TipFor the DIY milk crate bar, I recommend purchasing a piece of wood (for the top of the bar) from a local woodworker or hardware store. Alongside the bar, I incorporated a jumbo Jenga game that I personalized with pink, coral, and rose gold paint. The game is a fun ice breaker and will provide plenty of laughs throughout the evening!
MaterialsDIY Milk Crate Bar
- 9 milk crates
- Pink spray paint
- Rose gold spray paint
- Variety of pink balloons
- Butcher block top (for top of bar)
- Soft pink chiffon table runner
- Free-standing wooden arch
- DIY balloon garland
- ‘Rosé All Day’ laser-cut sign
- Paint the 9 milk crates with pink and rose gold spray paint.
- Stack the painted milk crates in a 3 x 3 formation and place butcher block on top.
- Inflate a variety of different shades of pink balloons to fill the crates with. Accent the bar with a soft pink chiffon table runner, pink wine glasses, a dipped donut tower and a vase filled with fresh florals.
- As a backdrop for the bar, use a free standing wooden arch to display fresh florals, a colorful DIY Balloon Garland and the “Rosé All Day” sign.
- Brie Cheese (2)
- Dill Havarti Cheese (1)
- Basil Cheese (1)
- Aged Cheddar (1)
- Mozzarella Balls (2)
- White Cheddar (1)
- Goat Cheese with Fig Topping (2)
- Bite Size Salami (1)
- Prosciutto (2)
- Sliced Salami (2)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Grapes 2 lbs (all colors)
- Grapefruit (3)
- Peaches (4)
- Strawberries 2 lbs
- Blackberries 1 lb
- Assorted Crackers
- Parmesan Crisps
- Bruschetta Rounds
- Italian Loaf Bread
- Crunchy breadsticks
- Marcona Almonds
- Pecan Halves
- To create visual interest on the board, incorporate small serving dishes, such as ramekins for the tomato and mozzarella balls. pickles and artichokes. Two rectangular plates placed on either side of the board can be used to display a block of cheese and some crackers. It also helps to select something unique for the center of the board, such as a wine bottle holder that will also come in handy for refills throughout the evening.
- Once the serving dishes and props are in place, next add on the meat and cheeses. Be sure to cut the cheeses in different ways so each one looks a little different. For the meat, some of it should be rolled and the rest of it can be stacked loosely around the board. Now, begin filling in the empty spaces left with fresh fruit, nuts and crackers. In addition to small fruit, sliced grapefruit and grilled peach halves add color to the grazing board and really evoke the season of summer.
- The board should be assembled 1-2 hours before guests arrive and should be the very last item placed on the outdoor table just prior the guests arriving.
3 weeks prior
Place your order for the desserts, such as dipped mini donuts and themed sugar cookies
Order online party decorations, such as the DIY Balloon Garland Kit, milk crates and linens
Determine what you will use for the charcuterie board and if you’d like to DIY it or ask a local wood worker to create one (tip: you can also use several smaller charcuterie boards placed together instead of one continuous board)
2 weeks prior
Spray paint the milk crates
Do an inventory of serving ware that you own and purchase anything you might still need, such as wine glasses, dinner plates, ramekins and platters
Send out party invitations
1 week prior
Purchase wine and dry goods for the charcuterie board, such as crackers and nuts
2 days prior
Shop for the remaining food items, including meats, cheeses and produce
1 day prior
Assemble the DIY Balloon Garland
Pick up some fresh flowers from your local florist or grocery store
Layout the serving dishes on the charcuterie board to map out where the food items will be placed the day of the party
Set out the dishes, glasses, flatware, platters and linens that will be used to set the table
Day of event
Pick up the desserts
Chill the wine
Allow 1-2 hours to arrange the food on the charcuterie board
Set the table and style the milk crate bar
Place the assembled charcuterie board on the table just before the guests arrive
Food: $150 – $200
Beverage: $50 – $100
TOTAL: $600 – $700