Decor: Valentine's wine tasting partyAfter lots of planning and decorating
It was wonderful! We had so much fun!
We used this as a chance for everyone to dress up a bit, because really there are just not enough times in our life that we can wear nice clothing. Honestly what happened to our generation and our lack of desire to dress up!? It is a travesty. But that is a whole other rant for another time.
Anywho, along with it being a dress up occasion, we asked everyone to bring a favorite wine and fruit/cheese pairing. With there being 7 couples, it meant that we got to try a good amount of different wines!
Most of the tasting was held in our dining room, so of course that is the area that was decorated the most. I made those paper garlands that I sewed on my machine and pom poms that were then glued onto paper covered wire to make them look like flowers. We also made two different gifts for our guests. One of them being slate tiles with felt on the bottom. We used those as plates to set out the food pairing, but we use them as hot pads (trivets) in our house. We also did simple things like turning corks into place card holders, which we then asked our guests to use to let us know what they had brought.
The wines and pairings (which are sitting on their slate tiles)
Throughout the rest of the house there was more of the paper garland and pom poms, as well as the fabric and paper rosette balls I made. They were little touches, because we didn't want to go too overboard.
Even our chalkboard wall got into the action!
A wreath made from a feather boa and paper garland sat above our sink in the kitchen
The pom pom flowers and fabric rosette balls.
The candle holder got its very own little mini dangling garlands.
The gifts for the guests all wrapped up and waiting to go home.
This party was my most DIY oriented party I have every thrown. Almost everything we used to decorate and give as gifts were hand made. It was stressful at moments, but so worth it to have such a wonderful night with friends. I enjoyed it so much, that I want to make this into something we do somewhat frequently. My mind is already racing with ideas!
Because of all of the DIYed stuff, check back this week for some more in depth how tos and DIYs!
So have you ever been to a wine party/tasting? Did you have fun? Have you ever planned one? If so, what did you do?