Cheers! You will be the toast of the town when you host an elegant wine theme party.
This is a perfect theme for a wine enthusiast’s birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. It also works well for fundraisers, galas, and dinner parties. Party Idea Pros will walk you through every step of your wine theme party providing professional recommendation on just about every detail including invitations, table linens, centerpieces, napkin rings, place cards, party favors, and lots and lots of little extras. Party Hearty!
Wine Party Invitations and Stamps
Choosing your invitation is the equivalent of the title of a paper … it sets the tone for the entire party, even a casual party! We found lots of great wine party theme invitations from which to choose. Here are a few of our favorites. If your event is more formal than casual, we especially like Wedding Paper Divas Wine Country Wedding Invitation.
Remember you may also need to order any or all of the following: Save the Dates, Invitations, Let’s Celebrate Cards, Reply Cards Reply Envelopes, Stamps For Invitation, Stamps for Reply Card, Thank you Notes, Welcome Letter for Out of Towners, Directions, Menus, Thank you for joining us tags. (More concrete ideas and suggestions coming soon!)
Elegant Return Address
The custom embosser is all about sophistication. Now you can easily add some elegance to everyday stationery or as an elegant alternative to having your return addresses printed on your party invitation envelopes. They also make wonderful gifts. You will be surprised at how often you use your new embosser.
Wine Party Stamps
Personalize your stamps by using one of the great zazzle wine theme stamps. Please be sure to bring a complete invitation, including all inserts, to a local post office to determine exactly how much postage is required. If you decide not to customize, please do not mix stamps. It is better to add too much postage than a hodgepodge of mismatched stamps. You have spent so much time and money on every other detail, the difference in price is not worth giving a sloppy first impression.
Wine Party Table Linens
The Best Vintage Yet! With a wine theme either keep your linens simple or go for the gusto. Your final decision should be based on two factors: the physical characteristics of the event room and your guest of honor’s personal style.
Our first choice would be to use BBJ Linen’s Wineberry Bengaline. If you want to add more pizzazz and feminize the room, use the Merlot Casablanca as your primary linen with the Wineberry Bengaline as your coordinating linen and napkin. Then add eggplant lamour chair covers. If you prefer to masculinize the room try the Moroccan Stripe Sheer with Wineberry Bengaline coordinating linen, gold lamour napkin and chair covers with the moroccan stripe sheer chair tie.
If you want to save some money, most venues will supply complimentary white or cream linens. Either will work — although you may want to use a Wineberry Bengline, burgundy lamour, or burgundy or ruby classic napkins. Likewise, if you are hosting a wine party at your house stick with wine, black, white, or cream linens. In fact, placemats will also work great, and to tell you the truth, to save money, I often use individual sheets of 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper — alternate, wine, black, and cream papers or the double sided 12 x 12 beau jardin wine. If you are feeling creative and have lots of time, you can even create a layout highlighting your guest of honor. Alternatively, use your place mats as place cards by creating a page for each of your guests. Laminate it and tie with personalizedribbon for a complete favor anyone can enjoy.
Or rather than make your own, just purchase these wine themed place mats and tablecloths.
This tablecloth could be cute on a small square table but don’t like the way it looks in the picture.
Just a note on chair covers: chair covers may not be necessary if the chairs supplied are fairly neutral and in ok condition. In fact, I tend to not use chair covers at any of my personal parties. Having said that, if your budget permits, the overall look of this particular theme would be enhanced if chair pads are used to pick up one of your accent colors.
If you are having a fairly large party, don’t forget to include your place card table, your gift table, buffet tables, and any ceremonial tables when determining your linen count. Also, if you chose to use more ornate linens, do not use them for the cocktail hour; they will have a greater impact as your guests enter the dining room.
Wine Party Centerpieces
If you need to set many tables, Party Idea Pros suggests using a number of different but complimentary centerpieces.
To create a centerpiece similar to the look in the photo you will need a footed bowl filled with ice, grapes, and some greens. First check your cabinets for any crystal or cut glass bowls you might own. Mixing and matching is absolutely fine — in fact it adds interest to the tables. For effect, throw a couple of neon ice cubes in with your real cubes.
Other good options include …
The old-world style of this elegant candelabra makes quite a statement. With charm and grace, you can transform any wine bottle into a masterpiece by simply placing the wrought iron design with three candle holders in the top of the bottle. Great for romantic dinners! Facts and features: Wrought iron design will coordinate with any decor.
Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holders
Last I checked this grapevine candle stand was reduced 88% to just $3.75 each!
Wine Theme Floral Arrangements
This is so frustrating — we must apologize – we cannot keep up with the constantly changing floral links so rather than continue to send you to places that no longer exist, we have decided to just post pictures for inspiration and recommend you check out the current selection at our “go to” florists!
Now Make Them Move
These centerpieces are just too darn cute to stay still. Place them on this revolving base to add movement and pizzazz to your table.
Lots of options …
Wine Party Napkin Rings
First use these decorative wine collars as napkin rings and then let your guests take them home as party favors to be used for the true function.
Another option is to skip the napkin tie altogether — Just fold your napkin beautifully and place a wine bottle stopper in the pocket for everyone to take home as party favors.
These grapevine napkin rings are perfect for a rustic vineyard look and are actually well priced! Hurry, quantities are limited.
Wine Party Place Cards
Each one of these place cards are cuter than the other … any choice you make will be great!
Don’t forget to buy the place cards to use with the place card holders!
Personalized Wine Hang Tags, Wine Labels, and Wine Coasters
Another option, especially If you are having a fairly small party, is to purchase sets of personalized wine hang tags, wine labels, or wine coasters for each of your guests and place them at their assigned seat.
Wine Theme Party Favors
Although the recommended place cards and napkin ties also serve as party favors, if you want to lavish gifts on your guests or prefer to use a simpler place card, consider these fun party favor ideas. They will also add another dimension to your table setting. Order 1 party favor for each couple, 1 for each single. Use a liquid gold pen or colored Sharpie marker to write your the guest of honor’s name and the date of the party or attach a personalized favor tags or place card tag.
These key ring wine bottle bar tool favors can also double as napkin rings. Just thread the napkin through the key ring.
Favor-making kit includes goblets, tulle circles, ribbons and favor tags to create your own wine glass favor. Just add candy. Features and facts:Wine glass favor kit includes items to make 24 favors: plastic wine glasses, tulle circles, white ribbons and favor tagsTags can be personalized by hand.
Choose all dark red/wine colored candies.
Wine Gift Tags
Wine Party Candles
These fun candles will add even more flare to your party and many can double as centerpieces or party favors.
These clever candles masquerade as corks, but they’ll bring a warm glow to your tables as quaint miniature lighting. Better yet, place one in the mouth of a wine bottle and turn it into a candle holder.
Wine Barrel Stave Candle Holders
You might also consider adding a candle lighting ceremony to your celebration. Line up unlit candles on a table and honor special friends and family by inviting them to light each candle with you.
Try writing a poem for each candle …
Old friends are precious, they are special and rare,
Even when we’re not together we know how much you care
So Caryn and Carole, bring up your men
And light this candle, it’s candle #10
Wine Enthusiast Home and Garden
Sometimes Party Idea Pros just comes across an idea or a site which might provide that little extra something you are searching for …
Wine Memory Keepers
Wine Theme Plates and Dinnerware
For your Wine Cellar
Just a sample of the many products available
Wine Lovers Gift Baskets
Penfolds Grange Wine Gift Basket (ok – yes, this one is beyond over the top)
Wine Theme Party Chocolate
There would be no wine party without wine.
Wine Theme Fun and Games
Make your guests work for their libation!
Wine Theme Party Costumes
Wine Party Beverage Napkins and Paper Goods
No matter how formal or casual your party, wine theme beverage napkins will get your celebration off to a festive start. Choose one style or mix and match all styles to add a bit of punch to your cocktail hour. Order 5-6 napkins per guest figuring everyone has 1-2 drinks, and 3-4 appetizers each.
The Little Extras for Your Wine Theme Party
Sometimes Party Idea Pros comes across an idea or a site which might provide that little extra something you are searching for or is just too cute to pass up.
Wine Theme Binders
Books and Music for the Wine Enthusiast
Music for Wine Lovers
Plan a Romantic Trip to the Wine Country
When I think of the the Wine Country, I automatically think of Napa Valley and the surrounding area, but in California Paso Robles wine country and San Luis Obispo wine country also offer superb wine tasting for day trippers and truly memorable wine country vacations. Of course, there is always France and Italy. How about a Bordeaux wine experience with a chateau stay or enjoy a luxury hotel barge cruise on the Burgundy Canal with wine tasting, ballooning and more. Be sure to add Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and South Africa to your list of romantic wine country vacation destinations. And although California has been the undisputed king of wine in the U.S., but many of the country’s best wines are now coming from the Pacific Northwest. Consider a trip to the Okanagan in British Columbia, a Walla Walla Valley wine tour, or Oregon pinot noir tasting in the Willamette Valley. If you are on the East Coast, New York state is home to many fine rieslings and other white wines. Plan your wine lover get away today!
Make the Night Last a Year
Don’t let this memorable evening fade away with the rising sun. The next day, when all is still fresh, log onto Shutterfly.com to create photo books, memory calendars, and even photo thank you notes or create a 5×7 photo card announcing the day, time, and location of your next celebration.
- Wine Party Invitations and Stamps
- Wine Party Table Linens
- Wine Party Centerpieces
- Wine Party Napkin Rings
- Wine Party Place Cards
- Wine Theme Party Favors
- Wine Party Candles
- Wine Enthusiast Home and Garden
- For your Wine Cellar
- Wine Lovers Gift Baskets
- Wine Theme Party Chocolate
- The Wine!
- Wine Theme Fun and Games
- The Little Extras for Your Wine Theme Party
- Books and Music for the Wine Enthusiast
- Plan a Romantic Trip to the Wine Country
- Make the Night Last a Year