Earlier today, Colleen Reilly and Stephania Stanley, hosts of Thursday Night Dinners, shared their first party plan for Super Bowl Sunday.
Earlier today, Colleen Reilly and Stephania Stanley, hosts of Thursday Night Dinners, shared their first party plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Here's their second party idea, which is perfect for those of you who may not be football fans.
As we all know (or maybe you don’t know because you don’t care), Sunday is the Super Bowl. For those of us who aren’t interested in watching a bunch of grown men in tights running into each other while chasing after a ball for a few hours, that’s ok, we don’t have to watch it. But we suggest that you not let this day that is designed for friends to hang out just pass you by. Instead we recommend that you throw a low-key, stress-free mini wine tasting for you and your girl friends that has nothing at all to do with Game Day.
A wine tasting is a really fun way to try a bunch of different wines and, as a host, to save on alcohol money by having guests supply. Our recommendation for wine tasting rules: First pick a wine theme. It can be as simple as “White Wines,” or a little more interesting with something like, “French Reds,” or “Cabernet Sauvignons.”
Ask guests (it’s good to stick around 15ish guests) to bring two bottles of the same wine (one wine, but two bottles of it) that fall into your category of choice. When guests arrive, immediately place one of the bottles into brown bags or handmade wine labels to cover the one currently on it. Put a number or a symbol on the bag or label that will signify that guest—be sure to write down on a piece of paper each guests’ number or symbol. The point is that no one knows who brought which wine.
Keep reading to find out how the wine tasting party works!