9.08.2014

Over the Weekend, Wine and Cheese Party


If there is a combo I love more than Pumpkin Spice and Latte, it would be cheese and wine. I mean you can't get much better than a great glass of Pino and some high calorie dairy. Over the Weekend, okay so it was Thursday night and I'm really stretching this here (we were just starting the weekend early), I hosted a few of my good friends for a relaxing night of porch sittin' and some wine sippin'. It was a great way to enjoy my new apartment building, and hangout with friends after a long work week. The night was so simple to put together, and very inexpensive. Here's how I did it...

Choose a night and invite some friends // Keep the group small. That way there aren't mini groups of people chatting and everyone is contributing to the convo. Pick a night that works well for everyone and send out a quick email. Nothing formal or fancy about it!

Bring a bottle to share // I always love being introduced to new things... so ask everyone to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share. Who knows, maybe you'll find a new favorite to add to your bar cart

Hit up the Joe // I tell you, my love for Trader Joes just keeps growing and growing. Not only did I get my 2 Buck Chuck wine, but I got a huge assortment of meats, cheeses, crackers and fruit for less than $30!! Yes, everything you see in the pic above... all from the Joe and all for less than $30.

In the same regard, I recommend a wide selection of munchies... a few different types of meats, cheeses, crackers and fruits. That way there is something for everyone. I picked up a few of the more well-known meats and cheeses, but threw in a few odd balls for people to try. It's always fun to try new foods and hopefully add new favorites to your party repertoire. 

Find a nice spot to chill // Whether you hangout in your apartment or find a nice spot outside, pick the best area for you all to just relax and hangout, away from other groups of people (so there is less noise around).

See, I told you it was easy! Sometimes it only takes a few small steps to host a fun event. It doesn't always have to be difficult. The cheese and wine party will make a great impression on your friends, and leave you feeling less stressed and provide a fun evening for everyone!

kristyn
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