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I have a really fun Rustic Wine & Cheese Party party recap to share with you today… this is a backyard party that Sonny & I recently hosted at home, featuring eco-friendly party decor and simple-but-tasty recipes!

THE “ONE BAG” CHALLENGE

To give you a little back story on how this party came about, we were asked to participate in Glad’s One Bag party challenge – which encourages hosts & hostesses to take a proactive role in reducing waste by limiting the amount of trash produced at their party to just ONE bag destined for the landfill, with everything else going to recycling or compost.

It was really fun dreaming up a few easy upcycled DIY decor projects for this party – and designing printable signs that could easily double as kitchen/dining decor after the party… they have a rustic chalkboard vibe and a bit of cheeky humor. You can download them for free below. ;)

Since we were given a lot of creative freedom as far as what kind of party to host, I chose a Rustic Wine & Cheese theme. The weather’s been beautiful so I thought an evening backyard party sounded like fun – and truth be told – as much as I love my 15 month and 3 year old, I really wanted a good excuse to invite some adult friends over for a little wine and grown up conversation! So that’s exactly we did… scroll down to see how it turned out!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for…

  • Upcycled wine bottles & tin cans – painted and embellished with twine & raffia
  • DIY Wine Cork Frames and Wine Cork Hurricane
  • Printable Trash, Compost, and Recycling station signs
  • DIY bunting banners made from scrap fabric & twine
  • Temporarily personalized plates (silhouette chalkboard stickers + chalk)

cranberry pecan cheese balls

fabric bunting banner

wine and cheese party ideas

diy painted wine bottles

custom chalkboard plates

bruschetta toasts

rustic wine and cheese party ideas

cranberry pecan cheese balls

cheese knives

wine corks in hurricane vases

prosciutto melon appetizers

apricot appetizer

free printable wine quote

wine station

sangria

wine rack

wine tasting party glasses

chalkboard wine sign free printables from hwtm

wine party ideas from hwtm

diy painted tin cans

printable recycling sign

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PARTY DETAILS:

This was a fun & casual Wine & Cheese party we held in our backyard… I wanted it to have a bit of a rustic vibe, so we used elements like chalkboard paint, wood, raffia, twine, and chalkboard-themed printables to create this feel.

Painted tin cans and wine bottles created a nice pop of color… blue might seem like a strange color choice for a wine party, but that’s the color of our backyard, and it makes decorating much easier when your color palette matches your space. It actually makes it more eco-friendly too – because utilizing the colors in the space you already have means you need less decor to pull everything together – and you can reuse the decor you actually do create!

To help keep things eco-friendly, I followed several of the tips found in Glad’s One Bag Party Toolkit, which you can download right here. We used real dishes, napkins, glasses, etc, created upcycled and reusable party decor, set up stations for trash/recycling/compost, etc. With a little planning, it was actually very easy to keep the true waste to “one bag”!

FOOD:

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Balls
– Apricot Almond Cheese Bites
– Prosciutto Wrapped Melon
– {Create Your Own} Bruschetta – (we set out various toppings guests could add)
– Gourmet Cheeses: Garlic & Herb Boursin, Aged Cheddar, Auricchio Reggiano, Smoked Gouda, Castello Rosenborg Danish Blue

DRINKS:

– Red Sangria
– Water with Lemon – served in a cool Wine Barrel Dispenser that I forgot to photograph… it’s part of the giveaway though!
– Lots of WINE, of course! ;)

DIY PROJECTS:

– Painted wine bottles embellished with twine & raffia
– Painted & embellished upcycled tin cans with backyard clippings & mini chalk board signs
– Wine cork frames (one all-cork & one a combo of chalkboard paint & corks)
– DIY bunting banner made from scrap fabric and twine
– Wine cork “hurricane” made from 2 nested glass cylinders + recycled wine corks
– “temporarily” personalized plates made from white plates + chalkboard stickers & chalk
– Printable cheese makers

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Glad’s Crowdsourced One Bag Party

Fans can visit Facebook.com/Glad to enter for a chance to win $10,000 toward their own personal One Bag party designed by celebrity event planner Heidi Mayne for every vote they cast toward the One Bag crowdsourced party, now through March 31, 2013.

Throughout March, Glad’s Facebook fans can vote on everything from the event’s location and cuisine to décor and party favors. Each week a new aspect of the event will be featured on the Glad Facebook page for America’s votes, with all winning selections being showcased at Tiffani Thiessen’s party this coming Earth Month.

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FREE PRINTABLES

The Printables include all the items shown above! With a rustic chalkboard looks and witty humor, these printables will be sure to add a touch of humor to your sophisticated party ;)

Download the Party Signs
Download the Food Labels

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Party Printables: Hostess with the Mostess
– Party Design, Styling & Photography: Hostess with the Mostess
– Partner: Glad®

By |2018-09-07T09:28:10+00:00March 15th, 2013|Celebrations, Styled by Jenn|

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 (8) and Rylie (6). 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.

485 Comments

  1. Holli Hagan-Rice March 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I love the use of chalk and chalkboard material for this party. Black and White are a great combo.

  2. Caryl Adams March 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this party. My mom and sister are currently planning a couples shower for me and my partner. They are hosting it at a winery and the design plan features cork and chalkboard accents. My favorite element from this party is the cork frames with the chalkboard–it is a PERFECT addition!

    • alyssa March 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks so much Caryl! So glad we could provide inspiration for shower :) Take pictures, we’d love to see how everything comes together!

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  4. amywolsey March 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    what an amazing party! i love the mini chalkboard signs and temporarily-personalized plates!

  5. Maneesha Pradhan March 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    There is so much about this post that I like. The signs are amazing. It’s a great way to make things easy for your guest. Also a wine theme is always a perfect party.

    • alyssa March 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks Maneesha :)

  6. Krissy P March 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    What a wonderful idea! The ability to personalize is always a nice touch. I’d have to say my favorite item was the slate serving tray. Classy AND earthy!

  7. Kelly McCollum March 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I Love it all!!!!! I can’t wait to try the Sangria.

  8. Stephenie Walbeck March 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    What is there NOT to like about EVERYTHING in this party!?! <3 <3 it all! What really caught my attention was the darling cork board sign that "You had me at Merlot" Perfect.

  9. Lindsey K March 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Loving the wine cork picture frames for signage. Great idea. Also never get tired of pennant flag banners. Great job!

  10. @CocoaCali March 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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  11. Amy Halpern March 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    what can i say everything about this party was classic style and fun. I loved the trash signs and the names on the plates using the stickers…and i loved the cork frames…

  12. Emily Thiel March 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I love the chalkboard signs – both as a place-setting as as signage for food and decor. Such a beautiful way to highlight the theme and to reuse later!

  13. Val LaGesse March 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I really love the simple yet “fancy” appetizers and the vase with wine corks displayed is so creative! The chalkboard tags and fun sayings in the frames just pull it all together and take it above and beyond what people would expect! And who doesn’t love a party with Sangria!!! Love it all!!!

  14. Patricia Tippett March 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I love the whole party…especially the personalized plates with the chalkboard stickers!

  15. Nicole S. March 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I love the upcycle element behind this party! Fun and chic!

  16. Morgan March 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    All the little details for this party are fantastic – I LOVE the signs! For a wine party, some of my favorite tips to be eco-friendly are to use empty wine bottles as vases. Either with the wine label or with a special label for the party. After the party, you can take some special bottles and find vendors who will cut the bottles and turn them into candle holders or etch them for you!

  17. Kristina M. March 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I love all the printables and the way much of the decor can be reused. Plus , wine and cheese is always a great party plan!

  18. Susan Mitchell March 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    There are so many elements to love! I love the witty humor throughout, from “You had me at Merlot” to “Wine o’clock.” So fun! I also really love the color palette – the blue is so fresh. THank you for sharing your awesome idea so the rest of us can copy!

  19. sarah cruikshank March 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I love everything about this party bit what I love most is the temporary personalized plates

  20. Jessica Iafigliola March 15, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I just love this wine and cheese party!! The DIY Wine Cork Frames and Wine Cork Hurricane are awesome!!! Thx for sharing the printables!!

  21. Cynthia March 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Love this! I am a member of an charitable organization about to host a blind wine tasting as a fundraiser, and this is awesome inspiration for the event!

  22. Veronica Ayon March 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I absolutely love the cork frame that says “Its wine o clock!” Made me laugh! Such a cute party!!

  23. Martie March 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    What a neat idea! I love the mini chalk board signs and the cork picture frames w/chalk board. Totally reusable.

  24. Andrea March 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    So many great ideas. I really love the plates personalized with chalk.

  25. Isabel March 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Love the cork picture frame. the painted cans, the wine bottles painted, everything is great for a party. Thank you for these wonderful ideas.

  26. Lorelei March 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love the Compost, Trash and Recycle signs! A super cute way to take care of clean-up and respect the environment. I also love the picnic basket. It is divine!

  27. Lauren Jones March 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I love this party! My wheels are turning now!!!! The signs are so cute and clever! I can’t wait to host a wine and cheese party this summer on my patio with some of my girlfriends!!!

  28. Elizabeth March 15, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Love every detail! Specially the fact that everything used for the party is reusable! If I had to pick a single item though, it’d be the painted wine bottles…

  29. Heidi March 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ” You had me at merlot” sign! I so want to have this exact same party!!!

  30. Danzel B. March 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    The whole thing is gorgeous! I have a weakness for upcycled tin cans and bottles – I love decorating cans and bottles – but the cork frame is pretty awesome!

  31. Lynda M. March 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Love this party! I really like the up cycled wine bottles and cans!

  32. Aimee March 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I’m so head over heels for the chalkboard look and what has been done with the wine corks!! Now I know what to do with all my saved corks! So cheap and it’s simplicity is adorable!!

  33. Jen N. March 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I love the signs and labels the most. Such a fun touch!

  34. Bree March 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    This has inspired me to love a wine and cheese afternoon soiree this spring! San Diego has the perfect weather for this outside party!

  35. Julie Buck March 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I love all the chalkboard printables. They are cute and humorous!

  36. Amy Hehn March 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I love the cork frames and the signs!

  37. Jennie March 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I absolutely love the cork frame and the twine around the stems of the wine glasses.

  38. Rebecca March 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I love the way you utilized the wine bottles as part of the decorations!

  39. Jennifer March 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Besides the Sangria, which sounds SO good right now, my favorite was the chalkboard stickers. What a great and versatile idea!

  40. Lani Williams March 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I love the upcycled wine bottles especially how they are different shades of blue and white.

  41. Yanneris Genao March 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Wine!!! Need I say more?! My personal tip on keeping a party Eco friendly…refrain from disposable (plates, napkin, cup) as they clearly did in this party.

  42. Holly March 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love the cork frames and the wine holder!! Such a fun idea to have a great reason to have friends over for a party!!

  43. Yvette Granillo March 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Omg what’s not to love! The entire party looks amazing! Great job!

  44. Jenny Revollo March 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I love it all!! The chalkboard signs are my favorite:)

  45. Amy brookshire March 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    The platters with chalkboard paint are fantastic!!!

  46. allison sauturaga March 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    i love it all but i think my favourite element is the signage – from the labelling to the gorgeous framed signs like ‘you had me at Merlot” – gorgeous styling – would love to win so i could have an excuse to host such s party!!

  47. Stephanie March 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I simply love it all. Fantastic party, can’t wait to incorporate many of the details into our annual tomato festival!

  48. Suzanne Dziendziel March 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I love the wine theme!! I think what I love most is the wine cork frames and the painted wine bottles, I can’t wait to try to make these!

  49. Krystal D March 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Love this party, but I love wine and cheese ;) My eco friendly tip, at my last dinner I used saved wine corks as place card holders and for the “cards” in the wine corks I used leaves from my magnolia tree. The leaves are so great to decorate with and you can also write on them.

  50. Lindsay Ward March 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I love love the mini chalkboard signs. This looks like it was an awesome party and I for one would have loved to be there. I love the use of the recycled wine bottle decoration !

  51. Marilyn Calik March 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Absolutely love the creative printable! I could see myself doing this in my backyard with a bunch of girlfriends and some new wines to try. love it!

  52. Jodi C March 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I love this entire party! My favorite part is the use of chalkboard! I am a sucker for chalkboard! Love it!

  53. Michelle Wilson March 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I love the appetizers!

  54. Heather K. March 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Loved that you recycled your old wine corks for great decor. Absolutely my favorite. The whole concept of the party was just cozy, inviting, and very hospitable.

  55. Tish DeRensis March 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Oh, this is awesome! I Love all the signs especially the one that is in a cork frame “you had me at merlot”

  56. Jackie M. March 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I love the wine cork frames and the cheeseballs! Hopefully I can recreate this one day.

  57. Tish DeRensis March 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Love all the chalkboard signs!

  58. Asgley March 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I love you had me at merlot. Enough said!

  59. Emily Jones March 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Love the little plates that guests write their name on. I definitely want to plan a wine & cheese party for my girlfriends.

  60. Roxana Johnson March 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I love all the ideas for this party. I love using regular plates to cut down on plastic or paper plates.

  61. anita March 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Love all the chalk board elements! Too cute

  62. Terri K. March 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Overall awesome! I really love the cork frames, they’d be great with photos from the party later. I can’t wait to try those cheese balls, they look delish.

  63. Barbara Cannon March 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    The whole theme of an eco friendly party that looks upscale with not too much effort or expense is very attractive!

  64. Wehaf March 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    What a lovely party! I think my favorite element is actually one of the smallest details – the raffia-wrapped wine glass stems. It’s such a lovely way to make things look casual and outdoorsy.

  65. Stephanie H March 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I love all the signage! There’s a fun sassy flirty feel to it!

  66. Caitlin McCullough March 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    The basket wine holder is super cute! I love all the wine cork details.

  67. Soraya Dancsecs March 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    I love the chalkboard elements and rustic backyard theme!

  68. Judy S March 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    LoVe the chalkboard serving plates!

  69. Tiffany March 15, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    DIY cork frames!

  70. Hui March 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    The bunting banner and cork frames are my favs!

  71. Liz H March 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Chalkboard seems to be all the rage right now and I am a devout wine lover so the combo is perfect! Makes me long for warmer weather so we can throw our own version in the yard!!

  72. chrisha agrawal March 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What a fantastic party! I just hosted a wine tasting bridal shower and would have been so much more inspired if I had seen this! Very cute and inspiring! I love the chalkboard paint and the cheese spreaders :)
    Great job!

  73. Hilary Schloemer March 15, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I really liked the little chalkboard sticker on the plates. I’ve seen it done with glasses before, but never plates. Very neat!

  74. jennifer tidwell March 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I love it all! I would love to have a party with all this amazing stuff! Its so well put together, especially compared to my paper plates and hamburger gatherings. We always have fun, but we’ve never put anything even somewhat close to this. I love all the “cork” items, and the fun sayings!

  75. Ronda Bowen March 16, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I think the temporarily personalized plates are great, the food looks excellent,and the frames using the corks are a lot of fun.u

  76. Cheryl T Moulthrop March 16, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I love the blue and white theme, the chalkboard labels and the use of twine to decorate the wine bottles and cans.

  77. aureliab photo March 16, 2013 at 2:44 am

    so inspiring.. thank you!!

  78. Julia of fight off your demons March 16, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I love the rustic theme here! I could throw a party with cheese and wine everyday, the combination is just so great. I especially love how you can combine the wood and corks with colors!

    xo Julia

  79. Maggie T March 16, 2013 at 3:46 am

    I love the signs for each item! LOVE!!

  80. Liz D. March 16, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Love the serving trays! So casual but polished.

  81. Lupe March 16, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I love everything!! I like how you used recycle items and incoroprate it into the party which is what made the party so fun .

  82. Debbie March 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I love all of the chalkboard signs and that is a wine theme party. We have too much wine and need to get rid of some. A wine party would be a great way to share.

  83. Elena Vo March 16, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Thank you for such a generous and stylish giveaway! I am loving the sangria pitchers. There’s something very organic and seamless in their shape. They’d look great at any party I host during the year, no matter the theme.

  84. Jessica Schoenack March 16, 2013 at 6:07 am

    I love it all. So classic and crisp!! But my favorite element had to be the You had me at Merlot sign!!

  85. Heather T. March 16, 2013 at 6:22 am

    I love the wine cork picture frames. They add just an extra special touch.

  86. Kim Imsande March 16, 2013 at 6:29 am

    The DIY cork frames and printables that can be used again for kitchen/other decor. Genius! They are what “pop” to me in the photos. I also use corks and instead of using as namecards I scatter them around with funny wine quotes printed on them that you find online. I send them home with as favors after the party. Acrylic grapes hanging out of empty wine bottles are another favorite for decorating and can be reused later. Love this party ideas!!!

  87. Mindy March 16, 2013 at 6:34 am

    There is so much about this party that I love. But my favorite, the one thing that attracted me to it first, is the ‘you had me at merlet’ sign with wine corks.

  88. Amanda Goad March 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Love the cork frames such a great touch for a party but also something that can stay in your house long after the party! Thanks!

  89. Keshakeke March 16, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I like the Upcycled wine bottles & tin cans

  90. Donna O'Neil March 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I love everything about this party! I am a big wine fan and have my own wine pairing parties. Love how the corks were reused as a frame and filling the hurricane. Great idea!

  91. Laura R March 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I love the Chalkboard theme!!

  92. marci March 16, 2013 at 8:07 am

    OH ME OH MY.. I LOVE IT ALL.. I love your signs … I love just wine a bit!!!! I love your variety of cheese’s.. I love your chalkboard elements…. I hosted a wine and cheese party for my husbands WELCOME HOME FROM MILITARY DEPLOYMENT using chalkboards but YOURS ARE MORE PROFESSIONAL!!!!! Please I would love to win to use these elements at His MILITARY HOMECOMING Wine and Cheese Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD bless AMERICA!!!! thank you for contest……

    • marci March 17, 2013 at 4:10 am

      Can you please give us exactly what was served at your party???? All brushetta toppings and etc…. ALL what was served!!!!! It looks delicious and fun!!!! Thank you :)))

  93. Ronda March 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I loved the use of the twine. It was a great way to match everything and to “tie” it all together. I also loved the trash, compost, recycle signs. What a great way to dress up your garbage can and make it look like part of the party…instead of an eyesore.

  94. Ieasha March 16, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Wow! You have done another amazing job! I really love this party! It is simple, environmentally conscious, and stunning! There were so many things that I likes especially your use of chalkboard paints but my favorite part would be he painted wine bottles and how they were accessorized with colorful yarns and with comment boards coming out of some of them! The wine bottles added pops of color and I really liked that! Thanks for all your inspirations through your designs and skills, I will definitely be using this theme for a girls wine party!!!

  95. Margaret McCain March 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

    loveee this party. I love the chalk board style printable’s and the wine cork picture frames !

  96. Diane March 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

    The “You had me at Merot” sign is perfect.

  97. Stephanie March 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Such a cute party! I love the chalkboard elements.

  98. Karly McMurry March 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I love all the cute signs and the chalkboard details. And how can you go wrong with wine and cheese?! The whole party looks amazing!

  99. Lou Ann March 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I especially love the clever/decoratve re-use of the wine corks!

  100. Marlena Lyon March 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I love everything about the party!!! I really like the cork frame.

  101. Ashley Clark March 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I love the design of all the tags and labels you used.

  102. Suzie12 March 16, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    The whole party is great. I especially love the chalk labels on the plates and the string on the glasses. Where did you get that little chalk pencil?

  103. Amanda Trotter March 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Love the DIY bunting banners made from scrap fabric & twine!! this party looks way too awesome for works!!

  104. Marina March 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Love the cork frame!

  105. Tracey Manailescu March 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Wow! So many cute details. That “You Had Me at Merlot” sign is brilliant! The wine cork frames are great, too. Where did you get the cheese cutting knives/forks from? I am planning a beach/wine themed vow renewal for mine & my husband’s 15th wedding anniversary this summer, and just got some inspiration.Thank you :)

  106. Victoria P. March 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I love this party! Love that it was Eco friendly as well! Love the rustic feel and the chalkboard style is probably my favorite (aside from “you had me at Merlot!”

  107. Kait March 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I love the photo of ‘You had me at Merlot’ sign!
    A perfect adult party l can do for my lucky husband, thanks

  108. Lori Pinkerton March 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    We have porch parties with our neighbors and I am going to do this when it’s my turn. I can’t wait to make the cranberry cheese balls. I love the cork frames and will make these for the party.

  109. Wendy Halverson March 16, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    In love with the idea of using chalkboards large or small for menu, placecards, decor…I never thought of it but you could use them again and again for different parties, events, and even just fabulous home decor!

  110. libbywilko March 17, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Love the signs ! Thanks for sharing the printables too.

  111. Miss Kitty March 17, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Such great ideas! I love the chalkboard labels and signs the most of all!

  112. Lior March 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

    I totaly love those lables you can write on……
    beautiful party!!

  113. Christy S March 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I love the all the ways the corks are used.

  114. Joan March 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

    My favorite element is the cork covered frames. They look great in combination with the chalkboard printables.

  115. Christine March 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I loved the chalkboard stickers on the plates so you could keep up with which plate was yours.

  116. Krystal G. March 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    How gorgeous!!! My favorite aspects of this rustic wine & cheese party are the personalized chalkboard plates and the use of upcycled wine bottles for themed decor. So earthy, cute, and environmentally friendly! :)

  117. Jill March 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I love the chalkboard plates!! Never seen them used before!

  118. Marisa March 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I love the personalized chalk plates!!

  119. Laura Campbell March 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    The chalkboard, slate, element used throughout was so complimentary to the natural wine cork aspect of an eco friendly wine tasting. The recycling center signs were the perfect ending to help with the clean up. However, the easiest tip was using twine to tie in the glassware and containers. A tip from me, if you would like to create the wine cork DIY’s and haven’t collected enough of your own corks local bars are willing to donate.

  120. Susi Prola March 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you for the free printables! I’m planning a “Celebrating Life” birthday party for my Momma’s 68th b-day.
    She just had a heart valve replaced but also had a huge 9cm thoricic aneurysm repaired in mid Jan. (Caught before rupture. For reference, usually between 4-6cm they’re rushing a patient into surgery). Docs told us she had very little chance of surviving the heart surgery. She has always done so much for everyone else so I want to celebrate her & her amazing “second chance!”
    3 weeks later she ended up in another emergency surgery to have her gallbladder removed. Talk about being put through the wringer. I’ve been her private nurse & by her side every minute.

    She loves flowers & butterflies and this Eco Friendly theme will be easy to combine to make a very casual, chic, easy & fun party!

  121. Melissa N. March 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Wine, savory hors d’oeuvres, chalkboard accents and eco friendly…what’s not to love! I would have never thought to have a composting station. Awesome!

  122. Jodi Frye March 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I loved all the yummy cheeses! Might go eat some blue cheese I have in the fridge right now! Yum!

  123. abby March 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    loving the cork frames!

  124. Courtney March 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I love all of your signage- cute & clever :)

  125. Corky Stonebraker March 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Especially like the chalkboard signs…hard to choose just one!…and the food labels, too! These ideas want me want to start planning a party right now! Thanks for the inspiration.

  126. Alicia March 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    As with other readers, I also love the chalkboard theme! They’re great since you can reuse them in a other party. Even the chalk is cute!!

  127. Alicia N March 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I love the chalkboard theme! So great that they can be used for another party!

  128. Luis M March 18, 2013 at 12:40 am

    The food, especially the array of cheeses, looks great.

  129. Erica March 18, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I love, love, LOVE the “temporarily” personalized plates, they are so cute. I’m living in Eastern Europe right now, and find it really difficult to buy biodegradable plates for parties. We do a lot of entertaining, and I hate to waste paper and plastic, but they just don’t have the biodegradable options here. We already use cloth napkins all the time, but this is a brilliant idea that I’m definitely going to try! Thanks!

  130. Alli Brown March 18, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I LOVED the create your own bruschetta! My friends all like theirs made a little differently, so it’s such a fun idea to allow your guests to personalize to their taste. Also, thanks for the free printables, they are so cute!

  131. Katie Palmieri March 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I love how the corks were reused throughout the party, but especially with the frames with wine quotes inside! I love the inspiration and will be adding them to my house!

  132. Shelley Sagara March 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I love the cork frame and chalkboard paint signs.

  133. Jill W March 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I love it all but my favorite thing is the wine holder!

  134. Michelle Deskins March 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I’m in love with all the ways you used the wine corks! How fun!

  135. Tiffany March 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love the chalk board elements. The wine-cork saver in the vase then all the ideas for re-using all those corks. Too much fun!

  136. Tiffany Walsh March 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

    i love the chalkboard elements!

  137. amy mcafee March 18, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Everything is perfect! I love the simplicity of the decor…..wine corks, chalk,
    fun signs even down to the trash can! I turn the big 5-0 next year…I may just
    throw this party for myself! :)

  138. Laura H. Jean March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love this! I actually have a wine club that meets at my house, so I’m always looking for ways to upcycle the bottles and corks. I’ve been saving the corks to make trivets, keychains, cheese spreaders and magnets. The bottles I’ve used for olive oil (just clean and add an oil dispenser top), dish soap ( the screw on top bottles work great for pumps) and tiki torches! I think I’ll def have to try this theme for one of our meetings! :)

  139. everythingsheknows March 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

    What a fun party! I love the witty wine signs. It’s “wine-o-clock! Aren’t we lucky” – so cute and clever. And all of the food looks delicious! What a great idea.

  140. Jennifer March 18, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I am loving the personalized plates!! Good job!

  141. Lindsey Halpin March 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    love the wine rack and cork frames!!! Such a cute party theme.

  142. Melanie Muldary March 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Love the cork and chalkboard signs! Getting ideas for our daughter’s wedding…she’s thinking of going rustic and they love wine! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  143. Bonnie B March 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    How do you pick one element of this party to love? As always you have fabulous ideas & remarkable creativity in pulling them off! It is wonderful to see so many ideas pulling from “what you have” and not running out to buy things to fit every theme. Taking trash & turning it into party treasure is inspiring – it makes me want to look at things differently.

  144. Sarah Wright March 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Great setup! Love the blue table the food looks so yummy! Great job and thank you for the inspiration!

  145. jessica w March 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I love this idea! Clean up will be much simpler, as well!

  146. Elaine March 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I LOVE the use of the wine corks in the decorations, so simple yet it adds sooo much!

  147. Linda Nguyen March 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    my favorite was the wine cork frame! thanks!

  148. Erin N March 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    After 36 weeks of pregnancy, what don’t I love about this party? My favorite element has to be the individual plates with chalkboard labels, so clever! Thank you for sharing!

  149. Jessica March 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, what is not to love! Everything is just perfect…I especially love the chalkboard-themed printables!

  150. Ingrid T. March 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I love all the ideas to use with wine corks. I’ve got a big paper sack of them for projects…I also love all the chalk paint. I can’t wait to host a party now!

  151. Jennifer D March 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I love the personalized plates and the slate serving tray!

  152. LaReshea McCoy March 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

    This party was truly amazing and creative!! My favorite element of the party were the framed quotes.. in a world that revolves around a ” hurry up and do or go” mentality it is important to remember to make time for the little things in life that brings us joy! Whether its a glass of wine, stopping to smell roses, or making our communities better by recycling products..it’s the little details that count!!:))) If I were to win I would use the theme to create awareness about the benefits of recycling and have a sip of wine in the process-Great party!!

  153. Veronica March 19, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I love everything here, but my fave is the printable Trash, Compost, and Recycling station signs.

    My family thinks I’m obsessed with recycling. They’re probably right. After every party I go through the trash to make sure that recycling and trash is properly sorted.

    I have plans to make some form of the printable trash, compost and recycling station signs for every party (my color coded recycling bags are soooooo not working…lol).

  154. Tobi Drabczyk March 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I like the personal plates, and the it is temporary makes it even better.

  155. kellen March 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    The entire party is a fabulous idea but I absolutely LOVE the wooden block wine displays!

  156. Rustic Honey March 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    This is similar to a wedding shower I hosted! It was such a good time. I love this theme and it is beautiful and simple.

  157. Pam March 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love this party! Where did you get the chalk that has a point for writing on the plates? I need something like that.

  158. Liz B. March 19, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Awesome party – can’t go wrong with a wine theme!

  159. Jenn March 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love the wine table set-up. I also love the signs on everything!

  160. lesley johnston March 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    i LOVE the wine cork frames/signs…..i have developed an obsession to cork projects that i want to try. i have the corks but have had trouble cutting them so i need to pick back up on that idea and work on all the projects lined up!

  161. michele March 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I seriously love the whole dang thing……from concept (cheese & wine…count me in!) to the details (who knew trash and recycle bins could be so classed up!). I love the sangria pitchers because they are so versatile and the serving pieces…..relaxed and chic. I want to be invited to this party!

  162. Leika March 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I love the cheese board with the chalkboard markers!!

  163. Jean Giufre March 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I love this party idea! I like to get together with my girlfriends once a month and this is a MUST next party. I love the printables, it makes the party!

  164. Denby Flynn March 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Love the white plates with stickers! Will definitely use this in the future!

  165. Simon C. March 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I love the bunting banners and the chalkboard concept! it really adds a nice rustic touch

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  167. Katie March 20, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Such a great theme that can be used for any occasion! My favorite is ALL the printables – and the sangria, yummmm!

  168. Mrs. B March 20, 2013 at 3:47 am

    I think I just love everything! :)

  169. Donna P. March 20, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I like the chalkboard signs and chalkboard touches throughout the theme. Everything is perfect for a wine and cheese get together.

  170. lotsa98 March 20, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I love having an easy place for guests to recycle! Gorgeous party

  171. Stacie Bentley March 20, 2013 at 4:47 am

    This party looks so fun! Everything about it is something I love and would want to do! My favorite idea that I’ve never thought of is the plates with chalkboard stickers- what a great way to personalize and be eco friendly!

  172. Suzy March 20, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Cute! I love all the cork and chalkboard elements to this party!

  173. Hester Dailey March 20, 2013 at 5:14 am

    Wonderful eco-friendly ideas! I love all of the upcycled items as well as the re-usable chalkboard features.

  174. Jonathan Holmes March 20, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I love everything about this party, but I think the wine cork frame looks like something I could finally do with all my leftover wine corks!

  175. Lisa M March 20, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I love love love this party!!!! I especially love the upcycled wine bottle decorations!! It is so nice to re-purpose items! It adds an eclectic feel, and it is good for the earth!

  176. Amanda H March 20, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I seriously love this party so much that it’s hard to pick a favorite item, but just based on uniqueness, I’d say the glass wine barrel dispenser.

  177. Antoinette Terry March 20, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Amazing party! Ilove the mini chalkboard signs, personalized plates and cheese balls

  178. Mikell March 20, 2013 at 5:54 am

    I really could use that Wine Rabbit. Everything is so cute.

  179. Danielle March 20, 2013 at 5:57 am

    My husband and I have been itching to do a wine/cheese tasting party and now we are inspired! I adore the Tasting Plates with name chalkboard signs. They are a perfect way to personalize.

  180. Tessa March 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Love the chalkboard elements!

  181. Melissa D March 20, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I adore those chalkboard stickers. What a fabulous idea to label dishes temporarily for a party!

  182. Meg March 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

    My favorite element is the slate cheese boards! Simple and classic. I’m expecting a baby girl at the moment, but would totally put all this to use soon after she arrives!

  183. Jennelle March 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

    My favorite eco-friendly party tip, as shown here, is to use real glasses / silverware / plates. It makes it feel special, and no plastic in the trash!

  184. Nicole DeBoer March 20, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Love this party in general, but specifically love all of the different uses of the corks. My sista and I keep all of our corks and craft stuff out of them. I pinned a couple ideas to my PINTEREST page so I can get back to the craft studio once this dang snow goes away.

  185. Tracy Horgan March 20, 2013 at 6:34 am

    My favorite part is the silhouette chalkboard material used to temporarily personalize things and make cool signs

  186. Sara March 20, 2013 at 6:35 am

    i love the serving utensils! great party idea for a girls weekend!

  187. Alli Brown March 20, 2013 at 6:36 am

    I gave my dad one of those cheese slates for Christmas a few years ago, he loves it! That cork frame looks SO easy, I’ve added it to my craft list and the 3-tiered bottle holder is tres chic! Party with a purpose!

  188. mclinch05 March 20, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I love the printables – so fun and cheeky! Awesome job!

  189. Sandy Dostal Thornton March 20, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Pretty “CHEESE”, pick me, pick me! I adore the cleverly worded printables shown here, great job HWTM! Thank you for the opportunity and I do hope I am a “WINE-R!” :) SDT

  190. Christina M March 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    My favorite element is the white plates with the chalkboard stickers. It takes the simple, plain white plates and turns them into an unexpecte, fun, and personalized element of the party! I love the combinations of the chalk-esque signs, use of corks, and all the other natural and upcycled elements!

  191. Amanda D March 20, 2013 at 6:56 am

    My favorite element is the cork picture frames! A great decor element and a great way to use leftover corks!

  192. cookwithb (@cookwithb) March 20, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I love all the chalkboard signs. Looks so rustic!

  193. Katy Thomassie March 20, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Love, love, love this party! I think the chalkboard elements are my favorite! Adorbs!

  194. Madeline Kronfeld March 20, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I love it all, especially the white tray and chalkboard signs :)

  195. Gabrielle March 20, 2013 at 7:18 am

    This is the best party idea. Very rustic and fun!

  196. Whitney March 20, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Love the chalkboard signs!

  197. Maureen March 20, 2013 at 7:20 am

    What an awesome idea! Would be great for a bachelorette.

  198. Evelyn R March 20, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I always have a separate bag or can for recyclables

  199. Danni Gonzales March 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I’m a huge fan of the cork frames!! Who knew throwaway corks can be so adorable?! This whole party scene is amazing!!

  200. Denise March 20, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I absolutely LOVE this party! I love the cork frame and the food tags so much! And the painted wine bottles are too cute. ~ Denise

  201. Kelly D March 20, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I love the temporarily personalized plates

  202. Rhonda B. March 20, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I really love the chalkboard labels that are gorgeous and reusable. The whole party looks amazing! :)

  203. Jovanna March 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    What a great party and amazing details! I love the personalized plates and the cork frames. Such a fun DIY project :)

  204. bridgette March 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Beautiful party! My favorite element would be all the unique faux chalkboard signs mixed in with the real chalkboard elements. Great combo!

  205. Alicia S March 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love the chalkboard style!

  206. April B. March 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love how pretty everything is! What a fun party! The food looks amazing and I am going to have to try that cheese ball recipe!

  207. Sandy March 20, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Love all the details to this grown up party, especially the frames. Now I know what I am going to do with all the corks I have collected!

  208. tanne March 20, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I love everything about this party! Wine and cheese are two of my very favorite things in the world.

  209. Tara Stumpf March 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I love the wine bottle UPcycle , since they are always available and with some string acetone and fire you can make a planter with the wine bottles when they are done also. Hand them out as Thank you gifts later on :)

  210. Molly March 20, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I love all the chalkboard elements. So personal!

  211. Stephanie McDonald March 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Love, love this whole party!! My favorite item are the plates with chalkboard labels!

  212. Jamie F. March 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I love everything about the party, but especially the the wine cork frame!

  213. Yvonne Mastrapa March 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    You had me at Merlot!!!

  214. Jasmine P. March 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I loved the frames with the wine corks!

  215. Wendy March 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

    LOVE the corch frame, and I just love the chalk trend and it was beautifully done here.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  216. Amy Warner March 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I have been all about chalk board painting anything I can, So I love the idea of using/re-using it for parties.

  217. marias. March 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I love that the party doesn’t seem to “done up”…like, I could really throw it together and not be sweating when guests arrive…which is always a dream of mine.

  218. Karla A. March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Love all of the ways you can use recycled objects as party decor! I will definately use some of these ideas when I host my wine party fundraiser for the March for Babies this spring. Thanks!

  219. Jennifer S March 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

    The entire party looks great! I am loving the use of the chalkboard paint. I must do this!

  220. Andrea Hanstein March 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    LOVE the custom plates with chalk!

  221. Becca Smith Hill March 20, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Love the chalkboard labels!

  222. Wanda English March 20, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Classy and cute! Love the simplicity and the fact that you are recycling!

  223. Diane March 20, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Cute photo frame with the wine bottle corks!

  224. Chatelaine March 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I seriously can’t pick just one element as my favorite!! The personalizing in order to use real plates and glasses. That is my most favorite eco part and party element.

  225. Carly G. March 20, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I love the chalkboard elements. So fun and simple and they work really well with the wine and cheese theme. I also love use of the wine corks. Very unique and fun!

  226. Meredith March 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I absolutely love everything about this party! I love all the labels (I always use labels at parties!) and all of the signs with cute sayings. I would love to use this for a bridal shower I’m hosting!

  227. Kristen March 20, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I really like the cork frames.

  228. Francheska March 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Love all of the super chic labels and frames and i am BANANAS over the gorgeous cheese forks!

  229. Stacy March 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

    My favorite ecofriendly hosting tip is to use reusable dishes and silverware rather than plastic!

  230. Laura Wood March 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I love it ALL! Especially the chalkboard signs everywhere! Even the trash can looks adorable!

  231. Niki Frank March 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Oh wow I love the shades of blue and the personalized plates!

  232. Valerie March 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I love the cork picture frames and labeled trash cans!

  233. Giselle March 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    What a great idea. I love the reusable labels! Another to make the party even more eco is in terms of the kind of food you serve. Sourcing the cheese from local companies and the fruit in season from the area will not only make the party more eco but can limit waste by having less packaging that needs to be thrown away while you are preparing for the party.

  234. Mary Blake March 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I am the queen of recycling. Everything about this party appeals to me.

  235. Nancy March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love the incorporation of all things chalkboard – it really brings together a theme of FUN and makes everything seem more personalized! I really love and appreciate those little details!!! :)

  236. Tory Bobadilla March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love it all! But I especially like the mini chalk board signs!

  237. Jamie March 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I love the chalk board elements. So customizable for ever party!

  238. Angela Conlon March 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    What’s not to love! The chalkboard plates are a great idea and I love all the labels and subway art.

  239. Agatha C. March 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    It’s great that you guys are focusing on reducing waste because it does add up when trying to decorate for a party. I liked the reusable chalkboard signs and I actually have some of those that I used for my shower. I also tried to used some fabric as table cloths/runners to tie in the color scheme (after washing, I plan to use it for other things) and the paper I used for bunting will be recycled in my scrapbook.

  240. Kelly M March 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Everything about this wine and cheese party is amazing. You didn’t miss a thing, even labelling the recycle, garbage, etc. Love it all!

  241. Lisa Anderson March 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love the chalk board sticker idea for temporary personalization! Fun ideas!

  242. Jenn March 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Fav element is the use of containers/plates/baskets which add texture & height to the table.

  243. Trisha March 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I love the mini chalkboard signs and the re-purposed wine bottles. Brilliant!

  244. Shalisha P. March 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    What an awesome idea: a party with only one bag of garbage remaining! How many times has a party ended and we have bags and bags of trash remaining (paper cups, napkins, plates, utensils, tablecloths. . .you get it). I’ve been meaning to label my trash cans as well, so thank you very much for the free printables. The wine and cheese theme turned out beautifully, might I add. Bravo!

  245. laura marie March 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I really love writing your guest’s name on the plate. It’s helpful to keep them from going back for multiple, wasted dishes!

  246. tessa March 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    my fav element is of course the wine! love red sangria :)

  247. ruth March 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I love the whole party – especially the chalkboard signage used throughout!

  248. tpurol March 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I love the printable food labels and the chalk board labels. So cute and so much easier than remembering what all the cheeses are after a few glasses of wine :)

  249. Gabriela Pritchard March 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    The wine and cork frames are so unique and chic at the same time! Love it!

  250. Julie Amerson March 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    This is my kind of party! I don’t know what I love more, the cork frame + printable or all the delicious food!

  251. Robin March 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Coincidence! I just put the cheese knives set on my Pottery Barn wish list a few weeks ago! We are planning a Tuscan themed spring dinner party so this would be perfect!

  252. Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove March 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I love those signs in the cheese… and of course the sign that says “You had me at Merlot!”!

  253. Gen March 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I love the chalkboard plates, nice touch!

  254. Leigh Ann Hartman March 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    My favorite element is the cheese knife set. To die for! Your party has given me great inspiration for a Bastille Day Soiree I’m throwing this summer. Thank you!

  255. Elizabeth Coleman March 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I loved the banner made with scrap fabric and twine! So beautiful!

  256. Jane March 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I love the wine cork decor elements – I think they’re casual but still grown-up.

  257. laura March 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    What don’t I like about this party! It’s amazing! If I had to choose, it would be the wine table, it’s perfect!

  258. Mina March 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    When we have trees removed that have not faired well in the winter weather, we have our tree-man cut the logs into thinner pieces. We have the kids treat and stain the wood pieces and use them as hostess gifts paired with a cheese knife.

  259. rhiannon March 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    This is my kind of party! Love it all, but my favourite element is the use of chalk and corks – I especially like the ‘you had me at merlot’ sign! Clever ;-)

  260. Alicia March 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    The best part of a party is the food! No the drinks! Wait, I’m supposed to say company, but come on, it’s totally the desserts.

  261. meredith montgomery March 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I love the cork decorations! And the printables are super cute!!!

  262. Jacqui March 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I am loving the chalkboard and cork frames, so cute!!

  263. jessica w March 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I love the chalkboard theme!

  264. Sarah S. March 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I love the wine o’clock sign.

  265. Jennifer Eng March 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Love the chalkboard elements, especially the plate labels. Also love the bunting!

  266. LaShanda Taylor March 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I am a big fan of the chalkboard elements. They are such a nice touch and can be reused over and over again. Plus, changing chalk color makes it a versatile look.

  267. Dayl Minch March 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Using empty wine bottles and black and white chalk paint are not only cute but after the party you can use the bottles as mini note/bulletin boards. Reprupose and reuse is surely a was to limit waste and make use of something you would have normally tossed to away (hopefully into a recycling bin).

  268. Mandy March 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I love the little plant markers! I could see them being used after the party and what a green favor!

  269. suzitozer March 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog. May I suggest using two barrel planters to create tables. Put one empty planter upside down on the other planter and it should be just the right height for cocktail tables or to create a buffet table and will have the rustic look that is just right for this party. It’s a green idea as you can use the planters after the party to create a fabulous potted garden.

  270. Elia Badajoz March 21, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Everything is fantastic! I really love the cork-frame chalkboard! You’ve done a great job, guys!

  271. Megan March 21, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I absolutely love this party in its entirety! The simplicity of it combined with fabulous details is perfection. The witty signage was genius:)! LOVE!

  272. Doris March 21, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Eco-friendly tip: Use reusable plates, glasses and utensils, to minimize garbage going to the landfill.

  273. Jessica Brummer March 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I have been collecting my wine corks for a while now…but not really knowing what to do with them. These frames are so cute and could have tons of different uses! Weekend project!

  274. lara reed March 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love the use of chalk and chalkboard material for this party. Black and White are a great combo.

  275. Tiffany March 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I love the bins for compost, recycle and trash. Awesome idea that I’ll have to use at my next big party.

  276. bridalinspirationa March 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Love everything about this! Especially the chalk and chalkboard material and the vintage feel of the overall party!

  277. nicole roberts March 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I love the serving trays and using the chalk on the black tags on the white plates! SO cute!! And who knew wine corks could be useful?

  278. Debbie March 21, 2013 at 8:14 am

    7.5 Liter Glass Barrel Tank is my favorite item shown. It could be used for so many wonderful drinks.

  279. Sherie Vredeveld March 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Love the wine rack and the chalkboard use…so so fun

  280. Judy Barack March 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I would say my favorite element would be the twine wrapped wine glasses, customizing that basic item we all have!

  281. Beth March 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I like the use of the corks, particularly the frames. We have a lot of corks (perhaps a few too many!) and there are some great ideas here for decorating with them.

  282. Farrah Dalal March 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I recently had a wine and cheese party and used a lot of elements like the chalkboard signs – the guests went wild over them! My favorite thing from this party has to be the creative use of wine corks to solidify the theme – I managed to collect enough from this last party to be inspired to use them in the next one just like in this party!

  283. Sarah Andrews March 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    This looks like a great party! Im not soo sure I can pick just one thing I like because it all looks spectacular! I love wine :)

  284. Melissa Pilsner March 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I love that it’s a perfect combo of classy and casual…plus, you can’t go wrong with wine!!! I would love this set to use during the up-coming Colorado summer!

  285. Alicia B. March 21, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I love how you used the twine and string. It really adds just the right touch without taking away from anything.

  286. Christina March 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Love the flatware and the personalized plates! Fun!

  287. Karen Carter March 21, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I am obsessed ! So fabulous and I would be so happy to win ! And might even “wine” a bit if I don’t :)

  288. Ann Somerset March 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Love it all, but particularly all of the chalkboard elements! So pretty!

  289. Marla March 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    The corks used as a centerpiece – very creative use of something that usually gets tossed aside.

  290. Amanda Pudge March 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I love everything!! But I especially love the sign that says “There’s always time for a glass of wine”

  291. Lisa Thomas March 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Loving all the signage and can containers for the foliage!

  292. Carla Cecil March 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

    i am loving the thought of getting girlfriends together and having a get together and eating different cheeses and wines and gossiping on a lovely sping/summer day.. or having a romantic picnic with your loved one and feeding one another ..mmmmm good ideas.. thanks

  293. Jaime Lynn (@laviejaime) March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    The faux chalkboard printable labels- great idea!

    laviejaime (at) gmail (dot) com

  294. Alison Dobbs March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Loving all of the chalkboard signs!! Clever and personal!!

  295. Erin March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Love the chalkboard tags!

  296. lisa brakebill March 21, 2013 at 8:22 am

    OMG! Love everything but the platters are perfect. Especially marked with contents!

  297. lori ruthinoski March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    loving the chalk board lables, all the rustic elements and wine!!!

  298. Sarah March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I love chalkboard anything! So nicely done!

  299. Kaylin March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I like trying to find ways to use old Mason jars as decorations or containers for things such as candies, flowers, chocolates, pretty rocks…anything, really!

  300. Michelle G March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I think the personalized plates are just the cutest & smartest thing I’ve seen in a long time!

  301. michellelynne81 March 21, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I love the frames made out of wine corks… gives me ideas of what to do with the jar full in my ktichen :)

  302. Becca Nichols March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Love how you’ve thought of everything! Right down to the jute on the wine glasses! Keeping it classy, but rustic! Sometimes a hard thing to pull off, but you’ve done it beautifully here! Also love the chalkboard labels for the cheeses! How many times have you thought you were getting manchego and ended up with a bland cheese?? Fantastic job!

  303. Mia R March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love the printables with the rustic chalkboard look!

  304. Marva Cappello March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    So hard to pick a favorite but silhouette chalkboard stickers would have so many additional uses as well!

  305. Terri Kiesenhofer March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Wine AND cheese…. what’s not to love! The corks used in a variety of ways – so clever! Love!! Thanks for including the recipes too!

  306. Brittney March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Fantastic party! I love the pops of color, but REALLY love all the use of chalkboard (I used to be a teacher!).

  307. Maria S. March 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    OMG! I love all of it! But especially the chalkboard stickers and the DIY wine cork frames!
    Such a beautiful idea!

  308. Elizabeth D. March 21, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I love the chalkboard labels on the plates and the use of twine on the wine glasses. Beautiful!!

  309. Emily Sigler March 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I love the ribbon and twine wrapped around the wine glasses and the DIY banner.

  310. Maria Jaramillo March 21, 2013 at 8:27 am

    By far the most fabulous things are the “temporarily” personalized chalkboard items. So many different ones. There are so many other theme parties you could use these for. Fabulous

  311. Brianna March 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I absolutely LOVE the chalkboard food signs. I think they are a great way to carry on the theme of a party and at the same time help you guests know what each item is!

  312. Colleen Farias March 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Love this. So many reasons why, but what really caught my eye was the cans dressed up as vases! I have said on more than one occassion that I wish I could think of more uses for them bc we seem to have a ton in our recycling bin. Going to pull some out to dress up for my son’s bday party in a few weeks!

  313. Jennifer Miller March 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    i love all of the elements of this party! the cheese platters are so beautiful and chalkboard stickers are so cute! amazing!

  314. Sara Herber March 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I love it all but my favorites are the chalkboard stickers on the plates and the chalkboard printables in the cork frames!

  315. Heather VanNess March 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I LOVE the cork art and the chalkboard uses- so clever and hip!

  316. Jessica T March 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I really love the chalkboard stickers…so much I could do with those!

  317. Grace Filkins March 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    My favorite thing about the party are those serving plates! How amazingliy beautiful and simple.

  318. louann0525 March 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    The styling of these products is gorgeous. Seeing them all together makes it really hard to pick out a favorite, but I do love those silver cheese knives!

  319. swimchickmle March 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    My favorite element is anything that uses corks! I love repourposing corks into wall art or trivets!

  320. Jeannette Jimenez Ramirez March 21, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Love everything about this wine party!! Signs are great touches!

  321. Jen March 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I love the chalkboard labels!!

  322. Mary March 21, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I love the use of the corks as frames, etc. I have a four foot vase full of corks on the floor in my dining room and ive been wondering how i could use them in cute ways. i will be moving into a new house and i am going to use these party ideas for our housewarming party!

  323. Robin G. March 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I love the wine glasses with the twine tied around the stem, so simple, yet, so cute!!!

  324. Carli Eklund March 21, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Love upcycling items for my parties!

  325. Carol Ann Boardway March 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

    This is such a beautiful party! All elements were definitely thought out!! Love it all!

  326. Erin Thorson March 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Wine cork frames

  327. Parkside Produce March 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I love the sticky blackboard labels – so useful for labelling jars in the cupboard that don’t always contain the same ingredients time after time!

  328. Deborah W. March 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Love the Cambridge 2 tiered server!

  329. Emily H. March 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

    So many awesome elements but the upcycled bottle center pieces are my favorite, so cute and easy to make!

  330. Linda Schwartz March 21, 2013 at 8:47 am

    There are SO many great elements in this party!! I do love how you made a frame from the wine corks. I actually save my corks as mementos from fun events or just a good bottle of wine. I’ve been looking for something crafty to do with them & that frame around a chalkboard would be perfect!! :)

  331. Lee Hancock March 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    WOW! I just LOVE the slate used to present the cheeses and using the corks to decorate the frame is just awesome…the soup cans “upcycled” is one of my favorite tricks-I use them all the time! This is just perfect for my next girls-night!!

  332. Angie Bowman March 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Love the cohesive use of chalkboard and black and white. The cobalt blue color gives the look a nice pop of color!!! The food looks delicious!!

  333. Tiffany B March 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I love all the creative uses for the corks incorporated into this awesome party! I am using this wonderful party for my mom’s 65 birthday!

  334. mcdanielmaryl March 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

    So beautiful! My favorite eco friendly party tip is cloth napkins! They can be classy or rustic, and they prevent people (um, me) from having to use three paper ones for one meal.

  335. Holly Randell March 21, 2013 at 8:50 am

    LOVE the chalkboard theme!! Especially the chalkboard stickers for personalization. :)

  336. Kelsey March 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I love everything about this post! I’m planning a wine and cheese party for an office party and all of these supplies would be perfect. We love wine and cheese here! I especially love the use of the chalkboard signs – they’re so much easier and simpler than buying chalkboard paint!

  337. Gemma March 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I not only adore this party I am drooling over the chalk board stickers and cheese knives. My favorite Eco friendly party decor us Glass jars ! I love saving ever shape it size and using them for flowers, fill with candy, or make jello jars in fun colors reusing glass jars can be a load if fun. I’m crossing my fingers I’m during to win this pack …

  338. Lana Thoele March 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I think every element in this party setting is fabulous! I am addicted to chalkboard paint so I love what you have done with those ideas!!

  339. BriGeeski March 21, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I love every detail about this wine party! I especially love the chalkboard plates and pitchers. I have been wanting to through a party like this for months and I definitely will if I win! Great photos and printables too!

  340. Jenny Dixon March 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

    The chalkboard graphics are just beautiful!!!

  341. Samantha burns March 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I love the chalkboard signs! What a perfect way to use the wine corks on the frame!

  342. Leslie Norman March 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Love the labeled trash cans, always a chore after party of pulling trash out of what was supposed to be recycle!

  343. Tami Bitton March 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love the personalized everything. What great ideas!

  344. Cathy G March 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love the painted wine bottles embellished with twine & raffia

  345. Erika B. Maddison March 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

    This party idea is a MUST do for me! I know a few occasions I can incorporate this design. I love the up-cycling of the wine bottles and corks for craft projects that you can use for parties and home decor’. Easy entraining…it makes me smile!

  346. Carla Marchut March 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I LOVE the slate cheese servers! Cheese and wine are two of my favorite things in life, such a great giveaway!!!

  347. gina sandoval March 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

    love the little signs for each foody item! good idea

  348. whitney matta March 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I love the chalkboard signs with the cork frames! lots of fun ideas here.

  349. Halimah Lamar March 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I love love love the French Kitchen Cheese Board with Slicer!

  350. Laurie March 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I love the entire idea and the things you post are always something we can do!!

  351. Robyn Bruns March 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I like how you were able to take something that is considered “ugly” (the garbage can) and make it look so cute with the chalkboard labels. Having 3 “cute” cans one for garbage, recycling, compost, makes being eco friendly look creative and fun.

  352. Seema March 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

    This is such a great way to take an elegant affair and make it just a little more casual and relaxed. Great for a ladies night in, or a mid-afternoon get-together. Love it!

  353. Kami Chalovich March 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I love the upcycled wine bottles!! I’m always on the lookout for ways to use our (sometimes more extensive than others ) collection of empties!

  354. Erin S. March 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I love the picture frames made with wine corks. What a clever idea! And the personalized plates with chalkboard stickers are sool cool! Now I really want to have a wine tasting party.

  355. julieandken March 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Love the plates and the forks are pretty awesome, too.

  356. BackwardForward March 21, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I love that rustic looking cheese board! Also the chalkboard elements are great.

  357. Rachelle Patterson March 21, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I absolutely love the chalkboard signs and chalkboard stickers! Great idea!

  358. Jessica Lovell Opdahl March 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

    What’s more Eco friendly than decorating with wine corks & wine bottles? You get to enjoy the wine plus you have instant decorations! Wine parties are the best kind of parties!!

  359. Jen S March 21, 2013 at 9:14 am

    What a great party! I love how you used simple things like recycled wine bottle and tin cans and made them look super cute with paint and twine. I’m also a sucker for pennants!

  360. Faith March 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Love everything about the party…love the cork frames…..such a great idea:)

  361. Stacy March 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Love the chalkboard theme!

  362. Jessica March 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I love the look of the entire party! My favorite element has to be all the square plates. A must have in every home!

  363. [email protected] Sew Can Do March 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I like the plates with the chalkboard sticker – easy but elegant

  364. Julie Hennessy March 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love everything about this!!! So simple and so elegant!!!

  365. Felicia Bersano March 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I love the use of wine bottles as decorations!

  366. Sherry March 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Love it all, but I guess the antique cheese spreaders are the ones I like the most.

  367. Chrissy Harp March 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

    My favorite element of this party is the use of the chalk/chalkboard. It creates a perfect fit for wine/cheese (usually slate is common for cheese display, so chalkboard is a nice compromise) and it’s something you can use for other parties in the future. Recycle/reuse!!!

  368. Dawn March 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Love the chalkboard clay pot and other signs , personalized plates and upcycled cans and bottles

  369. Amber Oglesby March 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I love the personalized plates! All of the pictures are adorable!!

  370. Kristen March 21, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I love this entire party and may borrow many of these elements for my 40th this year (maybe playing off the old “aging like fine wines and cheese” thing, haha.) I particularly love the cork-covered frames and all of the adorable signs!

  371. Elizabeth March 21, 2013 at 9:29 am

    What is there not to LOVE about this party !!! The boards are adorable and the use of the corks as well. I’ve been thinking of hosting a wine & cheese event with this Party Pack is would be AMAZING !!!

  372. Robin March 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Love the use of the painted bottles and tin cans! Easy, economical and so very cute. This will be perfect for our summer housewarming party at our remodeled cabin at the lake! Will have to save more corks for the great hurricane centerpieces! Thanks for the inspiration!

  373. Leigh Gotwals March 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the combination of the chalkboard items along with wine and cheese! Anything rustic is always a hit with me too! Great ideas!

  374. Angela March 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love the picture frame!

  375. Pamela Sullivan March 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I love all the chalkboard signs and the use of twine…I love to use twine to decorate! I am stealing the painted can w/ the leaves and sign idea for my next outdoor gathering. Love!

  376. Jessica Franks March 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love the personalized plates!

  377. Anna davis March 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love the chalkboard signs! So cute!

  378. Amy Brown March 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love everything about this party! I especially love the signage! So chic and reusable. I would have to say my favorite is the reused plain old tin can. How inventive and a perfect example on how to use what you already have and repurpose it into something fantastic. It a great little statement piece. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle! WooHoo!

  379. Krista R March 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Love this party idea! The chalkboard signs and painted wine bottles are a great idea (quick and easy).

  380. Linda M. March 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Love everything!! Especially love the wine cork frames!

  381. Carie whitebirch March 21, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Love the teal, white, black combo! Tip: we try to use natural serving bowls-watermelon for fruit salad, Parmesan cheese bowls for salads, etc!

  382. Crystal Alves-Tusim March 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    honestly brilliant! This is definitely an excuse to get a sitter and bring over the ladies…wohoo! I like to swap paper napkins for bright bandanas or similar sized scarves from the dollar store. They’re reusable and add instant flair to your table. Plus, they double as favors or goodie bags: Your guests can add it to their wardrobe and/or use them to wrap up cookies and other treats to take home =)

  383. Tracy P March 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I’ve been wanting to plan a ladies get together and this idea is perfect! I love the slate serving trays and the silver cheese knives & spreaders

  384. Angela March 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I really like the painted wine bottles!

  385. Josette March 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Love the slate cheeseboard! Everything looked really amazing! You are so creative and am so glad that you share your ideas! Thx!

  386. [email protected] March 21, 2013 at 10:06 am

    This is an awesome display!! Love the silver and the slate trays!!!

  387. Audry March 21, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I love the chalkboard elements – easy to use with a variety of themed parties!

  388. Audra March 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love the slate boards! I can’t think of an event where you couldn’t use them! I also thought the “Compost” bin was a great idea.

  389. Heather T. March 21, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I love the chalkboard painted flower pot and the personalized plates are adorable! I especially love the recycling/upcycling theme for my Girl Scout troop :)

    And I’m now saving my corks to make those frames! I’ll have several in no time, I’m sure!

  390. Iris Metel March 21, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Wow, there are so many creative elements that I love, but my favorite would be the wine cork frames!! I have already started collecting my wine corks, now I know what I can do with them! Thanks for the ideas, and thanks for the chance to win!

  391. Leslie E March 21, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Love this party! We go Eco friendly at parties by making it BYOB-bottle! Everyone brings their own beverage container and knows which belongs to them. No new disposable cups with each drink. Best at kids parties!

  392. Melissa McGrath March 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I love the chalkboard elements!!

  393. Lezlie H. March 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Such an awesome party. Love everything, especially love the use of the Chalkboard art and personalized place settings!

  394. Tameka March 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I love the chalkboard label plates..great idea!

  395. jeanine fairchild March 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

    I love this and host wine and cheese party’s throughout the year. This would be perfect for my friends up coming birthday party!

  396. Amanda Kempisty March 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I love the glass barrel and the wine glasses!

  397. Karen Caves March 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    LOVE the details….how each item was personalized!

  398. Denise M March 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I love the French Kitchen Cheese Board with Slicer and the chalkboard signs. Who am I kidding, I love it all.

  399. Jackie Koh March 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Love every aspect of this party especially the use of the chalkboard labels!

  400. Jamie Koh March 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    LOVE WINE AND LOVE PARTIES, its the best combination!

  401. Ashley Miskel March 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Love the “temporary” personalized plates! What a great idea!

  402. Kristen C. March 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I love upcycling wine bottles into a lite up display…Adds a hint of romance and warmth especially to an outdoor gathering.

  403. Lianne March 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Everything is great, but I really love the custom chalkboard elements!

  404. Christa March 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all the wine party pieces!!! The slate platter is to DIE for!!! I love the cheese utensils and the wine bottle displays. I can not wait to host a wine night with my girls friends and show off all these fabulous entertaining pieces.

  405. Danelle Olson March 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I think the 8 forks that are part of the giveaway are
    exquisite. So pretty. The cheese cutting board has to
    be my favorite though. I’d love to win this giveaway!
    Good luck everyone!

  406. Leslie March 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I love the wine cork rimmed frame! Such a cute idea! We are throwing a wine party soon so this fabulous party has perfect timing!

  407. Tracy Brown March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    So many elements to mention, but am loving the wine cork frames….I happen to have alot of corks and this will work perfect for me for a fun project. I am planning a family reunion this summer and are having a wine & cheese night…this will be wonderful table additions.

  408. Tracy M. Ruff March 21, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Love the slate boards!

  409. Frank Bragg March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

    My favorite element is the chalkboard signs.

  410. roxanne r. March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

    The bunting and upcycled wine bottles are my favorites!

  411. Jilian March 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I adore the Wicker and Glass Decanter!! Classy!!

  412. Linda March 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I love all of the chalkboard accents! Especially the “temporary” personalized plates. They look so special, and can be used at a later time as well.

  413. dallas.about.com (@PattersonAngela) March 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

    You had me at cranberry pecan cheese balls!

  414. Jenna March 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    The whole party is great! I love the chalkboard/chalk labels!!!

  415. Lauren March 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    I love all the chalkboard signage (and the wine cork frames)

  416. Jenna March 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Chalk board stickers are an amazing idea!!

  417. Jessie March 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I love it all! I especially love the chalkboard elements as well as the wine bottles wrapped with twine!

  418. SandyN March 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Loved the white plates with the names written on!

  419. Bonnie Traphan March 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I love everything about this party!

  420. Patricia March 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I love the cork frames! And the pitchers… I’m a sucker for pitchers.

  421. jessica March 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Too sweet! The best part about it, is that it doesn’t even look like you’re trying to minimize waste. It simply looks like a beautifully set spread that *just happens* to be made of recycled items. Good work!

  422. Marcela Flores March 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    What’s my favorite thing in this party? Where to start??? Everything is quite amazing and it would be perfect for us! My hubby and I have always dreamt of having a wine-themed corner in our house, with all things whine and cheese. These would be the culmination of a dream and the start of endless parties! Thank you for this opportunity!

  423. E. Montoya March 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I loved the food!!!

  424. Tamra H March 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Love the chalkboard plates!

  425. Kim Montero March 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite elements were the printables! I downloaded them and can’t wait to use them at my own Wine and cheese party.

  426. Elaina K March 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    The trash bags are great..lol JK..I love the little cheese signs and the wine rack. What a awesome prize.

  427. Tara Ricks March 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    “Welcome, leave your phone and your shoes on the grass.” That’s what I feel this party says.
    I am in love with simplistic use of common material, and not having pressure to make it perfect.

  428. CharityS March 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I loved the bite-sized appetizers.

  429. Hilary March 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This party is adorable, but I especially love the wine cork frames — they’d be great as a gift with a picture of a girls’ wine night!
    x Hilary

  430. Cristina Rosa-Remy March 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Very chic! I love the labels and framed sayings <3

  431. Amy March 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Love the chalk labels, the silverware and the beverage dispenser. Great setup!

  432. Analycia March 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Loved the whole party… Especially the colors used and how well labeled everything is with the chalkboards.

  433. YuK March 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Love everything in the photos!! Especially the plate with chalkboard tag on the plate to write on!

  434. kristyanntx March 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I love the simple elegance of this party. I just want to sit in an open air patio and enjoy all the wares with friends. Kudos on the concept of ‘one small change’, love the use of the cans, and the recycled corks and the reuse of the wine bottles as decor.

  435. Greera Smyth March 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Oh WOW, very impressive, love it all !!! Especially the glass pitchers and glasses, beautiful, fingers crossed :)

  436. Amanda Kennedy March 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Love this party! I adore all of the personalization (with the plates and signs)!

  437. Lindsay Markert March 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I love the rustic/vinyard feel and all those cute little signs! The wheels in my heaad started turning about doing somthing like this for my next book club night! :D

  438. Jeanine C March 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    i love the olivewood cheese board and the upcycled corks!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  439. Mary S J March 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I love the “Wine o’clock” frame and sign. (And the party as a whole! What a great theme!)

  440. Gina K March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I am definitely going to re-use the wine bottles, cans and pottery for my next tasting party. I plan on taking creative license and use beer bottles for signage and vases as well. This post has made me aware of the Glad’s One Bag Party initiative. I hadn’t heard about it before. Thank you!

  441. Athena K. March 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    My Ecofriendly party tip… Use small mason jars for serving cold beverages. After the party they are reusable for another party, canning, togo meals & much more.

  442. Kristi Peterson March 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love the wine cork picture frames! Truthfully, I love everything about this party!

  443. Gina Shumsky March 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    My fiance and I are actually hosting our own engagement wine and cheese party in mid May. Wine and cheese is one of our favorite things so what better way than to bring it into a party. Our wedding is going to be a rustic/vintage theme so this fits right in. I absolutely LOVE everything you did with this look. I do love the “you had me at merlot” saying. That is too cute. Thanks for all the tips and will keep my fingers crossed on being a winner :)

  444. Sarah Sebald March 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Cork frame is adorable!

  445. Lynda Del March 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Oh, man! I love everything here! I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  446. Andrea Scott March 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I am part I’d a wine group which is 5 lady’s who have regular dinner parties, my favorite would be the signs and the cork frames, very effective

  447. Mari March 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    love the chalk elements!

  448. Cindy Aiton March 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    What a fun party! My favorites are the chalkboard labels, Sangria pitchers, and the cheese. I’m pretty sure I could live on cheese.

  449. [email protected] March 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I love all the uses for the chalkboard paint, but my most favorite is the wine bottles painted to match the party theme. What a fun way to add color on a budget, and recycle too!

  450. Jo March 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I love the chalkboard signs – especially “oh look, it’s wine o’clock. How convenient for us”

  451. Kim March 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Whenever I host a get together, I veer toward plastic & paper products. I’d rather use glass & maybe the environmental friendly aspect can help push me to use my beautiful glassware. This wine party looks so amazing.. The twine really pulls together the rustic theme. Love it!

  452. Lynn N. March 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I love the personalized plates with chalkboard stickers! So cute.

  453. Amanda March 21, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Those slate trays are amazing and I love that you used old bottles for decor. I have a collection of bottles and cans myself that I keep on hand for parties, they are easily available, Eco friendly and so versatile!

  454. kimberley paterson March 22, 2013 at 1:19 am

    This all would go just lovely with my home made plumbrillo (plum jelly) made from our very own plum tree’s. Yummy. P.S stealing the cork picture frame idea, love it.

  455. Shabonne March 22, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I love, love, love this party! My friends always make me feel I am the crazy one when I am separating the recycleables or by eco-friendly products. I try to do my part because I care about where I live and how long it will be here when I am gone. Seeing your party showed them that you can have fun while participating in saving the environment. Thanks HWTM!

  456. Helene DeVita March 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    We always save our wine corks rather toss them, they make for great craft projects. But I do love the idea of painting the empty wine bottles and using them as a vase.

  457. Valerie Theberge March 22, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I love the good food and wine! :)
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  458. Emily Johnson March 22, 2013 at 9:37 am

    LOVE the cork frame. I have been collecting my corks for some time trying to figure out what to make with them, and I think I will try this one!!!!

  459. Jenny Hammer March 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    The wine bar!! And a great eco-friendly tip from me would be to make sure you compost and recycle!

  460. Elizabeth Mesa March 22, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love love Love the chalkboard! I am planning my hubby’s 40th birthday (every man’s quincenera! lol) and am working on a wine theme. The chalkboard is great! Definitely using that and have now decided to use the blue thanks to you! I cut a slits on corks that I had collected and was planning on using them for menu cards and place settings.. just an Eco friendly idea to go along with the theme!

  461. Amanda C March 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    My eco-friendly tip is that I have (over the last 2 years) collected all white plates, all clear water glasses / goblets, all white napkins, all white tablecloths and the cleanup after a party is minimal. Much less waste w/o using paper plates, paper cups, paper napkins. White goes with everything and we just decorate with actual decorations and string/ribbon/paper that gets used over and over for many different parties.

    Favorite element of this bunch? love the chalkboard stickies on each plate for a person’s name. Great idea!

  462. Roxy March 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    i love the mini chalkboard signs

  463. Scarlett March 22, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love your cheese spreaders. Classy.

  464. Maggie Hennes March 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Love the chalkboard labels!

  465. Allie March 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Love the chalkboard labels, because I’m a monogram fanatic this also adds that personal touch!

  466. Melissa Mouser April 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Love the chalkboard signs! What a great way to use easy to find items to make the decor really pop. Beautiful!

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  471. Nicole Foster-Pudlo October 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I am in LOVE with everything you did for this party. I am going to have a wine and cheese party myself, is it possible to edit the cheese labels? That way I can use them for whatever cheese I choose? Or, do you offer a blank one? That I can write my own names into after printing? Thanks!!

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      Hi Nicole, thanks so much! We have customizable options on our Hostess Ink Store here. (they arrive printed, cut and shipped to your door!) or for a last minute option we have printable cards in our Etsy shop here. good luck and have fun planning!

  472. marlayne709 October 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Wow love this post. Thanks for the great ideas – I used some for my girl’s night last weekend.

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      Thank you so much, so great to hear!

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    The wine corks are incorporated in so many ways! They tie the entire party theme together. Love it! Very classy and fun!

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    Hi there! Is there a printable for the menu shown in your first picture? Great job by the way! Looks amazing!

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