1st Annual Fall Beer Tasting Party

We don’t get to see family as much as I’d like, so I needed an excuse. I thought it would be fun to throw a fall beer tasting party. Make it an annual tradition. For the party, I wanted to create a tablesetting that was fun, warm, and inviting, but not too formal.

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

Pretty for the girls, but not too pretty that we’d scare the guys away. ;)

I went to World Market for the supplies for our tasting party: snacks, glasses, decor, and of course, beer!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

World Market made it easy to sample different brews, just fill up a six pack carrier with the bottles you want.

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

I had never been to World Market before, but I will definitely be back. I have never been to a store with such a diverse selection. They had furnishings and decor for every room of your home, kitchen and cooking supplies, wine and beers, just about any kind of food, toys, gifts, fashion accessories.

I’ll definitely be back for Christmas shopping and stocking stuffers!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

How beautiful are these champagne gold mercury glass candleholders?!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

These bottle opener rings are the perfect party favor for a beer tasting party!

beer bottle opener ring, from @worldmarket, via @whbsblog

For a less traditional table covering, I turned over printed brown wrapping paper, cut fringe on the edges, and added a colorful fall scarf that could be worn after the party! With guys and beer, uhhh, I’m not wrecking good table linens. ;)

colorful fall chevron scarf from @worldmarket, via @whbsblog

It adds the perfect pop of color.

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

World Market had a large selection of unique and savory snacks. Sweet onion Hawaiian chips, sesame pretzals, and wasabi pretzel pearls (my favorite) are a nice twist on the traditional snacks.

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

Twig colored pencils let the guests write comments about each beer they tasted right on the table!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

So come on over, grab a glass, and get tasting!

fall beer tasting party with @worldmarket and @whbsblog!

What do you think?

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  1. says

    Oh my god AM, I love it. So many little details. Love the bottle opener favor & the place for guests to write a note about the beer. Did that old guy become a chalkboard? Looks fabulous. Everything looks fun and casual. And now I want a Blue Moon.

  2. Stefanie says

    What a great idea! I tried Blue Moon and Sam Adams last year when I visited USA. As a German, I drank my first beer with my mother´s milk…. Just kidding… though I really love beer and think I have to do a beer-tasting-party, too ;) And I wanted to tell you that I LOVE your house and your ideas… Nice greetings from Germany!

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