Fiesta Friday - Wine & Cheese Party Planning Tips

Wine and cheese party planning tips

Tonight my friend and are are hosting our first Wine & Cheese Party in her newly renovated kitchen tonight so of course, I'm sharing a few party planning tips that inspired us for our event.  My biggest goal, keeping it simple and classy, after all, my brain is still trying to catch up from vacation.  What was I thinking??

Wine and cheese party planning tips invite

Wine & Cheese Party Planning Tips

So if you are novice about wine and cheese pairings like myself, this post is going to be all shades of helpful.  We started the party off right and sent our guests this perfect invite from Real Simple.  It's a free download and all you have to do is print on yellow cardstock, fill in the info and punch the holes out.

To help with costs, and the 'what can I bring?' question, we invited our guests to bring a bottle of wine and we are providing the cheese and other munchies.

Wine and cheese party planning tips infographic

Now, what cheese to get!  This infographic from Love Letters To Home is the perfect cheat sheet!

Wine and cheese party planning tips

A Beautiful Mess has 5 great tips for putting together a cheese board.

Wine and cheese party planning tips supermarket cheese

I'm lucky to have amazing gourmet shops that make my job easier...but your local grocer is just as amazing.  Check out Buzzfeed's tips...

Wine and cheese party planning tips butcher paper spread

How should we lay it all out?  Perhaps on butcher paper with this lovely bridal shower spread from French Press Mornings.

Wine and cheese party planning tips chalkboard spread

I'm going with a chalkboard spread similar to this gorgeous table featured on Inspired By This.

Plated cheese with handwritten picks are the perfect way to go with Country Living.

Round everything out with all-season fruits like apple and pear slices and grapes, nuts and easy meats like hard salami and prosciutto and of course chocolate. Mini bites of brownies or cupcakes, Godiva chocolates or seasonal sweets are always a hit.

I can't wait for tonight and be sure and follow me on Instagram for party peeks!

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