One of the best ways to get together with friends and family or for a special bridal or wedding shower, birthday party or other celebration is by having a wine and cheese party. The best thing about this party is the fact that even if you don’t know much about wine or cheese, you can still put one together with a minimum of work. You can throw together a simple but elegant party without a lot of fuss and have an interesting theme to boot. To make the party a successful one, however, requires creativity and planning. So, check out these unique tips for when you host your very own Wine and Cheese Party
1. Determine your budget
You have to know how much you want to spend on the cheese, the wine and hosting the entire event. An excellent way for you to lessen the costs is to invite each guest to bring their bottle of favorite vino. This makes it more interactive and certainly is a cheaper option.
2. Think about when you will have this party
A white wine party would be suitable in the day if it's in the summer. Winter and cold dark nights are ideal for the red wine party. Depending how you theme it will determine what you can do.
3. Decorations for a Wine and Cheese Party
There are many things you need to consider when setting up the party room. One of them includes the room shape or the amount of space available. If you have a big space at hand, you can place a long table against the wall and set up several small "stations" on the table. However, when setting up the table make it look simple and at the same time elegant. You want this to be an upscale party. The cheeses should be labeled with information about the flavor or any other interesting facts.
4. What to Serve
A wine and cheese party requires more than just wine and cheese. You'll also want to provide lots of interesting stuffs also like caviar or some dessert. And finally, some coffee might be in order after all that wine. Complimentary wine and cheese pairings will produce interesting and unusual tastes because you have to make sure you serve the right wine with the right cheese. So, you should also see cheese party as an option for you to see what new combinations you can come up with.
4. Glasses and Plates
Your party won’t be perfect without using the right type of wine glass with each wine. The best type of wine glass you can use for red wines is the rounded ball-shaped glass, and white wine is more fluted but not as narrow as a champagne flute. Also, make sure you keep a bunch of each type of glass out so your guests can have access to them. For the cheeses, you could go with an eclectic mix of little antique plates or get wine themed plates or. Make sure you have plenty of little plates around for your guest.
So give a wine and cheese party a try for your next occasion. You'll be partying like the Romans sipping on vino while enjoying good company and a comfortable setting. Just remember to encourage everyone to be responsible, there's a reason you didn't hand out wine printed key chains!
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