Posted on: October 14, 2022 Posted by: Charles Johnson Comments: 0

People who hit a certain age oftentimes outgrow big house parties or bar hopping. Most of them prefer to get together in small groups and would generally choose to hang out at home or at the home of their closest friends or family members. Mini parties are far from boring, especially if there is good food and excellent wine. Gather great wine-loving individuals for the small party ideas coming up next.

Get Geared Up

Before you start declaring your home as the designated party venue:

  1. Make sure your home is always prepared.
  2. Stock on supplies like glasses, cheese boards, and flatware. Since you will be setting the table frequently, plan on getting unscented candles, low centerpieces which you can reuse and embellish, etc.
  3. Don’t forget to get chillers and wine buckets to always keep your drink of choice cold.

Party Ideas with Wine

Anywhere there is wine feels like a celebration. So no matter if four or ten people share bottles of wine, these mini-celebrations will always feel festive. Be it red or white, Spanish or French wine, these party ideas will always be a hit.

Intimate and Fancy Dinners

Buy Burgundy wine, earthy, fruity, and spiced, and pair it with a charcuterie board. Bring out mild cheeses as a start for a more decadent dinner. Since we are talking about intimate and fancy, choice meats, like lamb chops that have been oven roasted or slow-cooked, are excellent choices. As a host, get things all set before the first guest comes, and keep in mind to sit down and join the discussion around a candle-lit table.

Favorite Food-Themed Potluck

Ask everyone to bring their favorite homemade dishes. Your pals may even be competitive if they bring the same dish. Get everybody to choose which dishes should be the focus dish, and make everyone bring the same type of wine. You can have a range of similar wines perfect for an impromptu wine tasting.

Pizza Take-out or Last Minute Plans

Unplanned parties are the best. Work promotions and other impromptu events can be celebrated with champagnes or Chardonnay. Serve pizza, salad, or Chinese take-out on real dishes for a more sophisticated table setting. You may want to follow the link to a great choice of celebratory drinks.

Dessert on the Spotlight

Feast on a light meal and focus on the dessert. You and your good friends can have a theme, whether you want rich, intense chocolate desserts or something light like fluffy cheesecakes or frosted cream cakes. For chocolate desserts, a selection of French wines pairs well. For light and tart desserts, sweet white wine or Chardonnay will do the trick.

Making Things More Interesting

Even for a small party, purchasing wine in bulk is still a great idea. Search for wine stores that can offer great in-store and online offers, either on mixed cases or by bottle. If you want to have some party games, you can also give out a few bottles to the winners.

Remember Wine Pairing Rules

Tried and true methods usually bring out great food and wine pairings. Typically, red wines are paired with boldly flavored meats, like steak and lamb. White wines are paired with low-intensity meats like fish or poultry. The more you and your friends discover about wines, you can start making your own rules. The only rule to keep in mind is to enjoy good food, great wine, and great company.