Thursday, March 20, 2014

How To: Last Minute Wine Party

My friend and I own a craft business called The Whimsical Cupboard. We make an assortment of kitchenware and vases (or pretty much anything if you want a special order). You can check out our products here!

To feed our latest habit, wine bottle vases, we threw a last minute Wine Night with about 10 ladies. Each person brought a bottle or two of their favorite wine or champagne. We had appetizers and goodies for people to snack on and a small mimosa bar. Since we hadn't planned it too far in advance, we had to use what we had on hand for decoration.

What We Had:
  • Chocolate Melting Pot & chocolate
  • Skewers
  • Olive oil & balsamic vinegar
  • 6-pack of mini plastic wine cups
  • A three-cup serving bowl
  • 4 crystal platters
  • Endless adorable mini frames 
  • Orange juice
What We Bought:
  • Strawberries
  • Bread
  • Tortellini
  • Pesto
  • Berries
  • Champagne

We kept the decorations simple with a few statements pieces to give the party a special feel. On the coffee table, we had two crystal platters with bread and the olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip. To be even more adorable, we made use of the mini plastic wine cups we had to display the dip. Note: this was adorable, but the balsamic vinegar fell to the stem of the cup so it wasn't a practical dip holder.

Then we had skewers with tortellini and pesto for dipping.

At the bar, we had a large bucket filled with ice to chill the opened bottles. Around that was the mimosa bar and chocolate melting pot. The berries were frozen and displayed in the three-cup serving bowl. These doubled as fancy ice cubes and flavor boosters.

Then we had strawberries and skewers on a platter next to the melting pot.

These adorable frames are from the discount bins at Michael's. I use them for everything! They work really good as labels for food and drink items at parties!

And of course, we had a couple of our new wine bottle vases on display. Aren't these to die for?!

We ended up with about 15 bottles by the end of the night (not all empty...). Go check out our page and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest crafts!

Happy crafting!