Here's How-To Host a Wine Tasting Party and decorate with Fairfield’s Oly-Fun™ material!
It’s the perfect way to bring beautiful colors and drama to any party, and it won’t break the bank.
I’m dying to show you how I turned our gazebo into a wine tasting room and used Oly-Fun to decorate the tables.I also have a ton of party tips on how to entertain your guests and throw a party that everyone will be talking about. So, let’s get started!
Here are some of the things you'll need:
Oly-Fun™ Material: 10 Yards each –
Pretty paper to accent Oly-Fun™ colors!
Here's how to turn a simple gazebo or any other space into a dramatic wine tasting room.
Hang Oly-Fun™ and drape into dramatic swaths of color.
Cut 60" wide Oly-Fun™ panels the desired length for drapes. I measured from the tops of the windows to the floor for the right length.
Cut 8" tabs in the tops of the panels, 2 1/2" apart.
Interlace the tabs at the top of a rod or rope in the window opening.
Tie the tabs around the rope into a knot to hold in place. With Oly-Fun™ you don't have to worry about fraying, and you don't have to hem anything. It's literally a no-sew draping system!
Alternate colors and tie together with a rope. I already had burlap colored panels in the corners of the gazebo, so I integrated them into the color scheme. The Oly-Fun™ panels added much-needed color to the party scheme.
I continued adding Oly-Fun™ drapes around the gazebo and loved the dramatic effect as it set the mood for wine tasting.
The next step for decorating was to set the tables for food, wine, and a water station.
I layered the tables with the rich colors of Oly-Fun™ and put a panel of burlap down the centers of a couple of tables first. Then came the Oly-Fun™ which I cut in incremental widths.
Cut 22" panel of Sea Green Oly-Fun™.
Cut 19" panel of Orange Crush Oly-Fun™.
Cut 16" panel of Brick Oly-Fun™. And place on table in layers.
Then I added an 11" panel of gift wrapping paper with all the coordinating colors.
After layering all the panels, I stapled the ends to hold in place during the party.
I love how the gerbera daisies match the Oly-Fun™ Orange Crush. The floral centerpieces were placed on each end of the table, with a cheese platter in the center.
Here's How-To Make an elevated Cheese Platter:
Place 4 clay pots upside down in the center of the table. Place a slate tile on top of the pots. Cover with waxed paper.
Fill the platter with fresh fruit, cheeses, crackers and deli meats, placed on a bed of greens. Guests will appreciate bites of dark chocolate and bruschetta to munch on between tasting wine.
To make the hanging pallet table, we covered a wooden pallet wit a panel of plywood. Then we put metal braces on the corners of the table and eye-bolts to hang from the ceiling with a heavy rope.
I tied burlap to the eye bolts to hold the panels to the table in the wind, and to cover the plywood for a nice finish for the tasting table.
Now for some handy Wine Tasting Party Tips!
The first impression you make on your guest for any party is with the invitations! And if you give them something to stick it to the refrigerator it will help them to remember and save the date. I made 3-inch PattieWack Pompoms and glued them to the ends of corks and then glued a magnet to the back. It was a perfect reminder and a fun way to let them know they were going to have a great time!
Guests bring a secret bottle of ‘theme’ wine
along with a paired appetizer.
During the tasting, guests judge wine on a scale from 1 to 10
At the end of the evening the secrets are revealed
and scores are announced for the top 3 choices.
This event’s theme wine:
May 19, 2018
7 - 10 p.m.
Place comfy Fairfield™ Poly-Fil pillows everywhere!
Cover a hard plastic ball with wine corks for a conversation starter and a great centerpiece you can use over and over.
Party Favors made with corks glued to ceramic tiles are super fun and easy to make!
Set up a watering station with bottled water on ice in a tub, with some crackers and fresh flower arrangements.
Be sure to keep the grounds well lit for your guests to feel safe and able to see where they're walking with their hands full of wine, goodies, and their score cards. Plus, it sets the mood while adding a nice ambience to the party. You can even sew shades with the Oly-Fun™ material for an extra pop of color!
I hope I've given you a ton of tips for having your own...
Wine Tasting Party!
A big shout-out to the folks at Fairfield World for sponsoring the party with the beautiful and dramatic addition of decorations with Oly-Fun™ !