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Eight Great Party Ideas for Wine Lovers

New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re ringing in the New Year by hosting friends, here are some of our most popular recipes and wine pairings to kick off the evening. Any other time of year, consider this an “Appy Hour” party!

Gougères with Salmon Cream via Eat Seattle with Evergreen Riesling or Lola Chardonnay

Smoked Duck with Cherry Chutney on Crostini with Nana Bordeaux Style Red Blend

Flaky Herb and Cheese Filled Phyllo Triangles with Sauvage

Great Gatsby Party

To add some glam to a New Year’s Eve party, or any other night for that matter, take a look at our Great Gatsby inspired décor from our Prohibition party. Include a “secret password” in the invite that allows guests to gain entry at the door, play some jazz, and you are golden. Continue reading

Festive and Easy Party Decor


Take a look on Pinterest for New Year’s Eve or holiday decor, and you’ll see a lot of glitzy silver sequined table cloths. Personally, we don’t own any, and doubt that most people really do. Instead, we look for other creative ways to add glitz and glam. For example, our “masked ball” table top décor includes silver chargers, velveteen masks, and glittery silver candles. The elements for this theme are all in the same color family, giving the table a cohesive, elegant look that would work well for a New Year’s Eve dinner party. It could even be an option for a grown up Halloween party.


Here’s an idea from our fun Prohibition party that also works well for a Gatsby influenced event. Turn empty wine bottles into centerpieces by spray painting them silver. After the paint dries, insert ostrich feathers. Take some wine glasses and drape them with strings of costume pearls. Set everything on a silver runner, and it’s party time! Continue reading