How to Host a Wine Party | Wine Party Ideas

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

Hi friends! Today we’re talking wine and wine parties. How fun does that sound?! There’s nothing better than grabbing your best girlfriends or having a couples night with delicious wine and appetizers! And that’s just what we did, and it was effortless thanks to some easy party tips and great wine by Kendall-Jackson AVANT! Want to learn how to host your own wine party? Here are some great Wine Party Ideas!

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

THE SETTING. When I think about wine,it always reminds me of rustic wine barrels and natural colors and elements. So for our wine party we used a rustic buffet, wooden baskets and tray with accents of galvanized steel and lace. You can take your wine party any which direction you like, but stick with a theme. Just a few elements and colors will give your setting a cohesive and beautiful look. And don’t be afraid to “DIY” your party! We created this beautiful DIY Terracotta Wine Stand one afternoon in order to feature the K-J AVANT Red Blend at the party – and we love how it fit perfectly into the decor and added such a special touch! Be sure to check out the DIY steps to make your very own on the Kendall-Jackson Blog!

DIY Teracotta Wine Stand |

THE SPREAD. First off, you want to think about “the spread.” Are you serving just appetizers and dessert perhaps or the full blown meal? In our case we just served light snacks and dessert, along with some delicious K-J AVANT wines. Classic cheese trays, crackers and olives (what we served) are always a hit. Or you could even take it one step further with an antipasto tray filled with cured meats, fresh cheeses, and herbs. These classics pair well with wine and are surely crowd pleasers!

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party! Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

If you’re serving just light appetizers and snacks, you’ll also want to balance out your cheese and olives with something a little sweeter. For this party I was feeling a little adventurous in the kitchen so I whipped up a lovely Lemon Cake with Cheesecake Frosting that I topped with fresh blueberries. We also had small Cinnamon Crumb Cakes that were oh so delicious.

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party! Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

THE WINE. Have we talked enough about the food yet? I know it’s all delicious, but if you’re hosting a wine party, it’s really ALL about the wine, right? Well let me tell you, you have to consider Kendall-Jackson AVANT Wines for your next party or get together. There is something for everyone.

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party! Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

The K-J AVANT Chardonnay is cold-fermented to retain green apple and lemon drop flavors and is crisp, bright and sleek. The K-J AVANT Sauvignon Blanc is handcrafted and cold-fermented in stainless steel to preserve the grape’s alluring, fruit-forward aromatics layered with notes of lemongrass and subtle minerality. And finally – and probably my favorite – the K-J AVANT Red Blend’s enticing aromas of ripe raspberry and bold black cherry are complemented by hints of spice and dark chocolate to deliver a smooth and lingering finish.

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party! Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

It was truly easy work to host a party around such great wines. And now that we’ve talked about the setting, the spread and the wine – are you ready to host your own?

Great ideas on how to host your own wine party! Great ideas on how to host your own wine party!

I hope you do and that you find these Wine Party Ideas useful! You’ll have to let us know, and if you try the Kendall-Jackson AVANT Wines. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed and you’ll likely find me sipping on the Red Blend this evening! Enjoy!


This post was generously sponsored by Kendall-Jackson Wines but all the opinions, creative concepts and content is my own. 

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Love this post Kimberly. Your food choices are great – all of my favorites! And I really love the décor ideas, the perfect mix of earthiness and elegance.
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  2. Beautiful! What a great photoshoot and food styling! This is just gorgeous! Nice work!
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  3. LOVE the naked cake, the whole table setting is gorge, I’ll come over for a wine party anytime!!
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  4. Love wine. And, parties. We honeymooned out in California. Kendall Jackson was one of our favorite tours!
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  5. Kelly @ thelilypadcottage says:

    Oh gorgeous!!! Great tips and beautiful photos!

  6. This party looks beautiful and delicious! I could go for a good glass of wine anytime, but now I am going to also be wanting olives for a week, haha! Great appetizer addition. :)
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  7. This sounds lovely! Love all the details!
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  8. This is a great party idea!
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  9. What a BEAUTIFUL party! Wish I was invited ;)
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  10. I think you need to come to Texas and Plan/Host my birthday party in a couple weeks. It would be the BEST PARTY EVER! :D
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  11. GURL! Can I come to your party? Yours looks better than any of the things I would have planned out! :P
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  12. Wait… wine, cheese AND cake? I am SO there. Everything looks delicious and I want to try that Red Blend Avant ASAP. Like… now.
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  13. What a welcoming and beautiful party Kimberly! The food choices paired with the wine are sure to make a perfect evening!
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  14. This all looks so yummy and elegant!!
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  15. I love wine themed parties with lots of good wine and food.Paring up the right wine and food is definitely important to please the guests palate.The decor you have selected for party is truly amzing!

  16. This is out of control – goodness!!! I’m drooling over here. Can’t wait to host my own.


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