Wine Tasting Party
I don’t know much about wine, but one of my best friends, and bride to be LOVES it. Her mother, sister, and I decided to throw her a wine tasting bridal shower party. I have to say, it was one of the best showers I have been to. Between the bridal shower games and the wine tasting itself we had such a great time that all the guests stayed for quite a while. Here are a few easy DIY decorating ideas for a bridal shower wine tasting party theme.
Wine Tasting Score Cards
I made cards out of card stock and scrapbook paper that doubled as wine tasting score cards and an answer sheet to a “who knows the bride best” game. On the wine tasting score card I had instructions and a rating system for five different wines. There were five categories including, appearance, aroma, body, taste, and finish. I supplied pencils with the letter “W” all over them, the initial for the bride’s new last name.
I made personalized wine charms with each guest’s monogram. For a complete tutorial on how to make wine charms click here. Each guest took the glass and charm home as a party favor.
The wine tasting was so much fun. I’ve never really done it before at a party. I went to a local wine specialty store to help me choose the featured wines. They were able to assist me and curtailed it to my budget. I displayed the featured wines as part of a centerpiece as well as the wine tasting steps.
Bridal Shower Trivia Game
I wanted each guest to be able to mingle and meet one another, so I had a “who knows the bride best” game. Instead of the traditional ask and answer game, I displayed each question in a wine glass picture frame and placed them all around the room and outside on the patio. It allowed each guest to walk around, talk, and look at the decorations. Some sample bridal shower trivia questions I used were:
- What is the bride’s biggest pet peeve about the groom?
- What is the bride’s most favorite feature of the groom?
- What is the bride’s favorite sports team?
- How many countries has the bride visited?
- What is the bride’s favorite food?
- Where did the bride and groom meet?
- Where is the bride and groom going on their honeymoon?
- Who asked whom out first?
- Where was their first date?
If you are throwing a wine tasting party only, and not a bridal shower, consider using wine trivia questions instead.
Recycled Wine Bottle Centerpieces
Wine bottles come in so many sizes and colors and are so beautiful when they are grouped together. I asked my friends to save their wine bottles and collected them to use as party decorations. Click here to find out more on how to make wine bottle frames.
Hanging Tissue Paper Flowers
I made hanging tissue paper flowers out of cocktail napkins instead of tissue paper. I decided to do this because it was cheaper than tissue paper, and the color scheme of the napkins fit the décor. Click here for a full tutorial on how to make tissue paper flowers out of cocktail napkins.
Decorate Your Own Wine Glass
This party game was a hit! I had a wine glass decorating station. At the guest’s leisure, they were able to sit down and anonymously get creative. The bride chose the winning glass. At the decorating station I had craft markers in all colors especially made for glass, gems in all sizes, shapes and colors, googly eyes, ribbon, and other embellishments. The winner received a prize and each guest took their glass home to remember the occasion.
Other Simple DIY Decorating Ideas
I framed the letters of the bride’s new last name, “Mrs. Walker”.
I used recycled wine corks to labeled the food by cutting a flat side and a slit on top with a sharp knife.
I made easy DIY cupcake decorations with the couples monogram.
I placed framed pictures of the happy couple everywhere.
I picked up recycled wine crates from a wine specialty shop to use in the décor. Check your local wine shop. They sell them for about $5.00 a piece, or give them away for free!
I used scrapbook paper, ribbon, and twine to embellish recycled wine bottles.
P.S. Today is the bride to be’s birthday! Happy birthday, Sara! I love you!! Thanks for always being an inspiration in my life!