//, Father's Day/Plaid Flannel Beer Tasting Party {+ Beards on Sticks!}

Plaid Flannel Beer Tasting Party {+ Beards on Sticks!}

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plaid beer tasting party snack table

So long ruffled cupcakes and girly-girl decor… paper & cake put together this super cool  Plaid Flannel Beer Tasting Party with the BOYS in mind! And with a tempting spread of gourmet beers and “bar food inspired” snacks like salted bread pretzels, nachos, and Chocolate Guinness cupcakes, I’m pretty sure the girls won’t mind attending this one either. ;) There are some great ideas here for any beer tasting party OR – hint hint – for Father’s Day!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Themed food like Pub Pretzels and Blue Moon Cupcakes garnished with orange
  • Cool plaid accents on everything from the p&c printables to the party guests!
  • Fabulous DIY beer bottle cap drink coasters
  • Manly photo booth props (beards on sticks!)

plaid beer tasting party with blue moon cupcakes

plaid beer tasting party welcome sign

plaid beer tasting party game signs

plaid beer tasting party food labels

plaid beer tasting party with ribbons and jute

beer tasting party gummy candy

plaid beer tasting party photo booth props


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jordan

I have always wanted to create an amazing party for my boyfriend and really show him what it is that we do. Let’s be honest, there is a limit to non “party person’s” interest in tablescapes and party food labels. Not everyone can appreciate them as much as us. I knew it was going to take something different from the traditional sweets table to really knock his socks off. So we got to thinking, what would a man appreciate in party? One word came to mind… BEER. Am I right or am I really right?

Beer and Wine Tasting parties have definitely been done before, but we wanted to create a uniquely designed party that was masculine enough for guys to really appreciate. There are very few parties out there for the wonderful and supportive men in our lives… so raise your glasses and let’s give up for the boys, beer style!

Plaid was an instant inspiration for the design of this set. We enhanced the Printables with tons of plaid fabric bunting and even more jute! The food table included popular “bar food” such as: pub pretzels, popcorn, cheese sticks, pub mix, and chips. Later during the party, our guests got to grub on some other favorites like wings with celery & carrots and nachos!

For the Beer Tasting table we provided nine different beers, all of a different style. We tasted an IPA, Wheat, Stout, Porter, Brown Ale, Lager, Amber Ale, Cider and a Pilsner. Not to mention, we also provided buckets… and I mean buckets, of assorted beers. All of our beer patrons were required to wear plaid in honor of our birthday boy, and we also asked each guest to bring a six pack of some unique beer. This made the beer tasting just that much more fun. A “Make your own Shandy” station was created with lemonade and sprite for those who wanted to take a different approach to their beer tasting adventure.

Handmade coasters were created just for this party… super easy too! We hot glued old bottle caps to some foam squares and voila! I knew I had to whip up some fun cupcakes and beer was a necessary ingredient! Blue Moon Vanilla and Chocolate Guinness cupcakes were served up and were a huge hit.

No paper & cake party is complete without some photo booth props! Our Birthday boy is a big fan of beards, particularly his own, so we thought it would be awesome to supply some photo-worthy beard and mustache props for our guests to have fun with. Among all of the beer fun, we just had to create some designated beer game stations like Beer Pong, Kings Cup, and Flip Cup.

Vendor Credit
  • Photography, Event Styling, Printables, and cupcakes: paper & cake
  • Candy: Powell’s Sweets Shop in Long Beach
  • Beer: Stearns Liquor in Long Beach
By |2017-05-25T16:39:12-07:00May 31st, 2012|Adult Birthday, Father's Day|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (9) and Rylie (7). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. loli May 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I am a faithful follower of your blog, which I like.
    my English is not very good and I hope you understand what you write.

    a greeting from Spain

  2. Dionella May 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Blue Moon cupcakes are the best!! I made those once for a game night and they were a hit!

  3. JDeProfio May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    love,love the idea!!

  4. Jill June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This looks like such a fun party! Love it :)

  5. Jihoo June 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Love it! love the idea!!

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    Love, LOVE this party!! I’ve been searching around for manly birthday parties since my hubby is turning 30 in feb!! Pinning this party for inspiration!! :)

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    This way too ironic… I was searching birthday party ideas for my boyfriends upcoming 23rd birthday on Pinterest and found a link to this blog. I immediately decided I wanted this to be the theme. As I scrolled down, I noticed that you guys live in Long Beach, and went to a liquor store right where I grew up!! I’m originally from LB and literally just moved to Salem, Massachusetts 2 years ago. This is too ironic. I love this idea and am SO excited to throw it this summer. Thank you for a great idea!!

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