Adult birthday parties can be difficult to pull together, but incorporating an interest or hobby of the guest-of-honor can make party planning a lot easier. Do you have a close friend or family member who always knows exactly what bottle of wine will complement each dinner course? Throwing a wine-themed birthday party is an excellent way to celebrate anyone who has a passion for classic vino!
When sending out invitations for the wine-themed party, make sure to tell guests that the event will not be child friendly, as this will make it easier for beverages to be served freely throughout the event. Send out a paper invite attached to a personalized jute wine bag that has the name of the birthday boy or girl imprinted on it and ask guests to each bring their favorite bottle of red or white, using the bag to conceal the name and type of the wine brought. This will make it easy and inexpensive to host a wine tasting event at the party, and the host should have several prizes on hand to give to individuals who are able to correctly identify the brand, type or region of wine served. Starfish wine bottle stoppers make an excellent prize during summer birthday celebrations.
Although the bash is centered around beverages, dinner should be served to help adults enjoy the flavors of the various wines. Setting the table with wine cork place card holders can help to minimize confusion about seating arrangements and personalized coasters can help to protect the table surface from water-markings while adding style and class. Wine charms are an easy and inexpensive way to help guests keep track of their own glass throughout the night, as they come in several different shapes and attach to the stem of each glass for easy identification.
Select a variety of foods that will complement different wines and serve a small sampling of a different wine for each course. Make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages and water around so that individuals can stay hydrated throughout the entire party! Sending guests home with personalized wine glasses is a sure way to ensure that they'll remember the fun that they had for years to come.