So, you’re the lucky devil who gets to bring cheese to the party. Congratulations! You officially have the most fun assignment. Anyone else bringing food, whether it’s a store-bought baguette or their great aunt Helen’s famous homemade brownies, will be immediately overshadowed by a good cheese board. Mouths will water, conversations will stop, and, all […]
What you serve at a party matters. The right drinks, like a good soundtrack and carefully curated guest list, set the mood for the entire evening. Whether you’re hosting dear friends, beloved relatives, or your least interesting colleagues, VinePair’s holiday party infographic has you covered. Drink up, party down, and prepare to host more people […]
The clock strikes 8pm. (Or 9, or 10). And suddenly, like snowflakes multiplying into a flurry, guests start arriving. Somebody brings Seven Layer Dip. Somebody else insists on “tweaking” your carefully constructed playlist. But no matter. It’s happening. It’s all finally happening. You’re throwing a party.
Beyond the obvious—cocktails are delicious—the cocktail party deserves a much-needed comeback. And no, not because we can’t accept that Mad Men is over and we’re just gonna live in boozy denial for the next several years. Cocktail parties are actually fun—the civilized (dare we say “adult”) way to drink with friends without having to worry […]
There is absolutely nothing more celebratory than serving Champagne from a Champagne tower – that is unless you also plan to saber the bottles of Champagne before raining the delicious liquid down into the glasses. And constructing one isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, with the right tools, it’s pretty simple, but […]
In case you need reminding, yeah, it’s the holiday season. And for many of us, that means a dangerous hopscotch from one holiday party to the next, where cheese plates are aplenty and low-cal options are few. One way to combat the annual seasonal gut-bust? Keep your drink choices on the lower calorie side.
It’s a situation you have probably been in before: you’re being entertained in someone’s home and they offer you a drink that’s not exactly your cup of tea. Maybe you’re a red wine drinker and the host has offered you white, or you have an aversion to wheat beer but the host is obsessed with […]
Flowers are awesome. I know a lot of people think they’re lame as gifts because they perish quickly, but I don’t care. They’re bright, beautiful, decorative, and they smell nice. Now that spring is in full bloom and earth day is around the corner, there’s no better time to throw a flower power party. But […]
When was the last time you were really wowed at a party? You may have had fun, but after a while, don’t all parties start to seem the same? Chances are you enjoy yourself, but never quite feel spectacular. Well, it’s time to think outside the box…and not just outside the box of wine! Imagine a […]