Wine Tasting Party
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DIY Wine Tasting Clipboards
- Spray paint
- White chalk pen
1. Wipe off clipboards with a dry paper towel.
2. Spray paint the clipboards, one side at a time. Let dry in between coats – you will need several coats per side. 1 can of spray paint can cover about 5-6 clipboards.
3. With a white chalk pen, write the guest’s name on bottom of the clipboard.
4. Tie the ribbon over the metal clip.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each guest’s clipboard.
Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.
4 Weeks Prior
Send out invitations
Purchase any party decor items or serving ware that you need for the party
Plan your menu (food & wine); contact caterer if not preparing the food yourself
3 Weeks Prior
Send out invitations
2 Weeks Prior
Assemble DIY wine tasting clipboards
Order floral arrangements (if not making them yourself)
1 Week Prior
Purchase wines for wine tasting portion of the party
If you are using a caterer, confirm the menu
2 Days Prior
Purchase any food & wine you need for the party
1 Day Prior
Pre-set as much of the tablescape as possible
If preparing the food yourself, do as much of this as you can the day before the party
Arrange place settings on the tablescape
Pour yourself a glass of wine, relax and enjoy your guests!
Food: $300 – $1,000
Beverage: $200 – $500
TOTAL: $1,000 – $2,000
To Have + To Host shares its top tips for pulling off this event.
Incorporate the theme of the party into your invitations. It will set the tone for your guests weeks prior to the party date!
Adding real grapes and cabbage into the floral boxes, created some incredible interest and texture to the arrangements.
Clipboards purchased in bulk, spray-painted in a matte violet, and tied with a simple grosgrain ribbon made a great surface for the tasting cards and were budget friendly! Enlist a friend to personalized each clipboard in a modern calligraphy font for each guest. And because names appeared on each board, they doubled as place cards.
It’s sometimes cheaper to buy wine glasses instead of renting and they come in storage friendly boxes for storing later.
Hosting this party outdoors allowed plenty of space for guests to mix and mingle before they were seated.