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.
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!
World Market made it easy to sample different brews, just fill up a six pack carrier with the bottles you want.
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!
How beautiful are these champagne gold mercury glass candleholders?!
These bottle opener rings are the perfect party favor for a beer tasting party!
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. ;)
It adds the perfect pop of color.
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.
Twig colored pencils let the guests write comments about each beer they tasted right on the table!
So come on over, grab a glass, and get tasting!
What do you think?
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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions and ideas are 100% my own.