Wine Tasting Party

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Photography by Life Created

Party checklist

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Purchase

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Prep

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Assemble

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Party Décor

Recommended Menu & Wine Parings:

1st Course:  Caviar Toast with Champagne
2nd Course:  Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers with White Burgundy
3rd Course:  Pancetta-wrapped Beef Filets with Red Bordeaux
4th Course:  Pear Tartlettes with Semillon

Prep

Prepare perfect party decor + party food.

DIY Wine Tasting Clipboards

Materials

  • Clipboards
  • Spray paint
  • White chalk pen
  • Ribbon

Directions

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.

Assemble

Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.

Timeline

 

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

 

Day Of

Arrange place settings on the tablescape

Chill wine

Pour yourself a glass of wine, relax and enjoy your guests!

Estimated Budget

8-10 People

Decor: $500

Food: $300 – $1,000

Beverage: $200 – $500

TOTAL: $1,000 – $2,000

Styling tips

To Have + To Host shares its top tips for pulling off this event.

Tip 1

Incorporate the theme of the party into your invitations. It will set the tone for your guests weeks prior to the party date!

Tip 2

Adding real grapes and cabbage into the floral boxes, created some incredible interest and texture to the arrangements.

Tip 3

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.

Tip 4

It’s sometimes cheaper to buy wine glasses instead of renting and they come in storage friendly boxes for storing later.

Tip 5

Hosting this party outdoors allowed plenty of space for guests to mix and mingle before they were seated.

Vendor Credits

Styling: To Have + To Host | Photography: Life Created

Florist: Petals | Invitations: Pretty Paper Club

Caterer: Jennifer’s Catering | Linens: La Tavola Linen

Need Help?

Questions or can’t find an item? We can help! Email us at info@blacktwine.co

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