Gatherings held at the home can be an enjoyable experience at the best of times. At the worst of times, they can be stressful, especially if they’re not planned well. If you’re thinking about hosting a wine tasting party at your home, and this is your first go at it, you might be wondering where to start. Like any house party or gathering, a good amount of preparation will need to go into it to make sure that it’s fun and memorable. For a wine tasting party at your home, there are some different steps to take to get the party going! Here are some tips to consider before you get started.
Choose a Date That Won’t Have Many Conflicts
Choosing a date that isn’t going to conflict with many people’s schedules is important. Usually, things get pretty busy around holidays, so be mindful if you’re planning on doing one around those hectic times. Feel free to ask around to see what dates work best for people. Choose a date that works for everyone, including yourself.
Invite Your Group
Big or small, there are so many ways to invite people to your gathering. You can go the old fashioned way of sending out paper invitations in the mail or you could go the more casual route of sending texts. Regardless of how you decide to invite your guests, make sure to let them know what the event is, where it’s located, what the time and date is, and if they should bring a wine or a dish. Keep track of who RSVPs so that you can make sure that you have the correct amount of supplies prior to the party.
Choose a Wine Selection
If you’re going to throw a wine tasting party, then the wine selection is going to be one of the top priorities. If you’re someone who is experienced in wine, then feel free to make the selections on your own. If this is more new to you, we recommend going to a store that specializes in wine and consult with an employee. Keep in mind that not all stores that sell wine are going to have employees who have extensive wine knowledge. Choose a shop that is known for having some people there who know their wine.
Pick Out Some Appetizers
For a wine party, it’s important to also have snacks for people to enjoy. Depending on the vibe of the party, you can either choose to have full meals or just opt for some appetizers or hors devours! One popular pairing with wine is a charcuterie board. You can either order one or make your own if you’re feeling adventurous!
Before the party, do some cleaning and set up. Make sure the house is looking clean and in order. Then, do some setting up. Lay out the food, wine selection, cups, silverware, and more. Since it’s a wine party, do your best to make it look put together and attractive! You can also add in some decorations and candles to fit the vibe. This can also be used in the future to help decorate your home. If you’re wondering what your home will appraise for, keep in mind that a well decorated home is going to appear more valuable.
Last but not least, be sure to have some fun at your party. While events that you host can sometimes be stressful, they are ultimately meant to be fun. Sit back, relax, drink some wine, and enjoy your company!