Cheers! You will be the toast of the town when you host an elegant wine party.
This is a perfect theme for a wine enthusiast's birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, and dinner parties. PartyIdeaPros will walk you through every step of your wine party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Party Hearty!
Wine Party Invitations and Stamps
Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party, even a casual party! We found lots of great wine party theme invitations from which to choose. Here are a few of our favorites.
Celebrate with Wine! >> Printed and Online Invitations
Elegant Return Address
The custom embosser is all about sophistication. Now you can easily add some elegance to everyday stationery or as an elegant alternative to having your return addresses printed on your party invitation envelopes. They also make wonderful gifts. You will be surprised at how often you use your new embosser.
Wine Party Table Linens
If you are hosting a wine party at your house consider using individual sheets of 12 x 12 wine theme scrapbooking paper. It is easy and they really do look great, even on top of simple white, cream, or black linens.
Or rather than make your own, just purchase these wine themed place mats and tablecloths.
Wine Party Centerpieces
If you need to set many tables, PartyIdeaPros suggests using a number of different but complimentary centerpieces.
To create a centerpiece similar to the look in the photo you will need a footed bowl filled with ice, grapes, and some greens. First check your cabinets for any crystal or cut glass bowls you might own. Mixing and matching is absolutely fine — in fact it adds interest to the tables. For effect, throw a couple of neon ice cubes in with your real cubes.
Other good options include …
The old-world style of this elegant candelabra makes quite a statement. With charm and grace, you can transform any wine bottle into a masterpiece by simply placing the wrought iron design with three candle holders in the top of the bottle. Great for romantic dinners! Facts and features: Wrought iron design will coordinate with any decor.
Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holders
You might also consider adding a candle lighting ceremony to your celebration. Line up unlit candles on a table and honor special friends and family by inviting them to light each candle with you. Try writing a poem for each candle
Old friends are precious, they are special and rare,
Even when we're not together we know how much you care
So Caryn and Carole, bring up your men
And light this candle, it's candle #10
Wine Theme Floral Arrangements
Keep it simple with a wine chiller or wine cooler centerpiece
Wine Party Napkin Rings
First use these decorative wine collars as napkin rings and then let your guests take them home as party favors to be used for the true function.
Another option is to skip the napkin tie altogether — Just fold your napkin beautifully and place a wine bottle stopper in the pocket for everyone to take home as party favors.
Wine Party Place Cards
Each one of these place card holders are cuter than the other … any choice you make will be great!
Don’t forget to buy the place cards to use with the place card holders!
Personalized Wine Hang Tags, Wine Labels, and Wine Coasters
Another option, especially If you are having a fairly small party, is to purchase sets of personalized wine hang tags, wine labels, or wine coasters for each of your guests and place them at their assigned seat.
Most recently we used clear wine bottles and wine bottle labels to direct guests to their tables at Daniel & Lizzy's Rehearsal Dinner. We used the art from the rehearsal dinner invitation and added the guest names using the Avery Design and Print App to the mailing address labels that fit the wine bottles perfectly. And now you have a new reason to save your bottles – fill them with flowers.
Wine Theme Party Favors
Although the recommended place cards and napkin ties also serve as party favors, if you want to lavish gifts on your guests or prefer to use a simpler place card, consider these fun party favor ideas. They will also add another dimension to your table setting. Order 1 party favor for each couple, 1 for each single. Use a liquid gold pen or colored Sharpie marker to write your the guest of honor’s name and the date of the party or attach a personalized favor tags or place card tag.
Wine Party Candles
These clever candles masquerade as corks, but they'll bring a warm glow to your tables as quaint miniature lighting. Better yet, place one in the mouth of a wine bottle and turn it into a candle holder.
Wine Enthusiast Home and Garden
Wine Theme Plates and Dinnerware
For your Wine Cellar
You create an easy DIY place card holder with recycled corks >> simply use a utility knife to cut a slit across the cork. Then slip in a card stock place card. What could be easier than that? These could wine cork place card holders can be used again and again, for just about any occasion (except maybe a children's party).
Wine Lovers Gift Baskets…
There would be no wine party without wine.
Wine Theme Fun and Games
Make your guests work for their libation!
Wine Party Beverage Napkins and Paper Goods
No matter how formal or casual your party, wine theme beverage napkins will get your celebration off to a festive start. Choose one style or mix and match all styles to add a bit of punch to your cocktail hour. Order 5-6 napkins per guest figuring everyone has 1-2 drinks, and 3-4 appetizers each.
The Little Extras for Your Wine Theme Party
Sometimes Party Idea Pros comes across an idea or a site which might provide that little extra something you are searching for or is just too cute or to silly to pass up.
Books for the Wine Enthusiast
Plan a Romantic Trip to the Wine Country
When I think of the the Wine Country, I automatically think of Napa Valley and the surrounding area, but in California Paso Robles wine country and San Luis Obispo wine country also offer superb wine tasting for day trippers and truly memorable wine country vacations. Of course, there is always France and Italy. How about a Bordeaux wine experience with a chateau stay or enjoy a luxury hotel barge cruise on the Burgundy Canal with wine tasting, ballooning and more.
Be sure to add Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and South Africa to your list of romantic wine country vacation destinations. And although California has been the undisputed king of wine in the U.S., but many of the country's best wines are now coming from the Pacific Northwest. Consider a trip to the Okanagan in British Columbia, a Walla Walla Valley wine tour, or Oregon pinot noir tasting in the Willamette Valley. If you are on the East Coast, New York state is home to many fine rieslings and other white wines. Plan your wine lover get away today!