Are you ready to plan an awesome wine themed bachelorette party? Do you want to celebrate with your bachelorettes on the town with wine tastings, cheese samplings, and a girls weekend bash so fun your girls won’t stop talking about it for days? You’ve come to the right place!
A wine bachelorette party is one of the most popular themes and will always be a classic staple. Whether you’re planning “the last syrah”, you’re floating “on cloud wine”, “you had me at merlot”, you’re “making pour decisions”, or a variety of other fun bachelorette party sayings you’ll see in this list, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser!
We’ll tell you everything you need to plan a wine themed party for bachelorettes, starting with where and when. We’ll tell you where to buy wine bachelorette party invitations, what kinds of party games to play, where to find the best wine (and how much to pour for tastings), where to go, how to get there, and what to give guests as take-home party favors.
Let’s get started!
Wine Themed Bachelorette Party
First things first: you’ll want to pick a date and location. For a wine bachelorette party, you’ll want to either pick an evening to hold the party and decide on a location. Your home, a hotel suite, or a restaurant are just a few places to host. If you’re planning a wine tasting weekend, pick a destination known for its wine tastings — think Napa or Sonoma in California, New York or New Jersey, Southern Oregon, or Traverse City or Leelenau in Michigan. These are just a few I’m familiar with off the top of my head — but you’ll know of places near you, too. Also look for wineries in the area where you can do wine tastings (and schedule them in advance).
Here are some wine tours lists to get you started!
o Napa Valley (California)
o Pennsylvania Wine Tours
o New Jersey Wine Tours
o Santa Cruz (California)
o Hudson Valley (New York)
o Sonoma (California)
o Traverse City (Michigan)
o Leelenau Peninsula (Michigan)
o New York Wine Tours
You can also plan a wine tasting painting party at one of those painting places near you. Have you ever tried it? You learn how to paint plus you can bring wine! Get a Groupon here to save money on your tickets.
Use these invites! By IndigoAndOrion.
P.S. You don’t have to travel anywhere. If you opt for something closer to home (like, say, a wine bachelorette party hosted at a home or hotel), just bring your own wine bottles and wine glasses to plan your own at-home party. It’s just as much fun! You can even hire a sommelier — an expert in wine — who can come for a two hour wine tasting experience to teach everyone about wine.
Wine Bachelorette Party Invitations
Next, you need an invitation. Here are a few wine-themed invites everyone will love!
These wine bottle invitations are cute! By SimplyFabChic.
How about these “rosé all day” invites? By WeDoHoney.
And I also love this “red lips and wine sips” invitation! By SHOPJANDY.
Now that you have the wine bachelorette invitations ready, let’s get planning!
Wine Themed Bachelorette Itinerary
This itinerary in Napa for a girls’ weekend sounds pretty amazing, am I right? By Cake Print Shop. I love the purple, hot pink, and gold color palette used here.
Here’s another example, this one is by 3EggsPrintables.
And this wine bachelorette itinerary! By Carleigh Jaye Creative.
After your location and invitation are set, you’ll need to arrange transportation.
For a wine tasting themed party, keeping everyone safe and having reliable transportation to get everyone from one place to the next is a must (like this). If you’re planning a party at home, guests can spend the night or arrange for cab rides home. For a weekend wine bachelorette party, plan ahead for a limo bus that can pick everyone up, wait at each wine tasting location, and drive everyone back to one location (like a hotel suite).
There’s always transportation on a whim, like Uber or Lyft.
Food and Drink
If you’re doing a wine tasting tour, plan to stop (many) times for food. You’ll want to keep everyone hydrated and fed to ensure no one gets sick. Plan to stop at a restaurant along the way, or opt for cheese and appetizers at the wine tasting locations you’ll be stopping at — many of them offer food.
As with all parties, there’s gotta be cake! We love these cupcake wrappers and toppers with a wine theme by Big Dot Of Happiness.
Wine + Glasses
If you’re hosting the party, pick out unique types of wine in a variety of styles. You can plan the party around a certain area, like France, with the following wines offered to sample: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, and Chardonnay. Some popular United States wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel.
For an Italy themed wine tasting, opt for Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Moscato, and Pinot Grigio. Or, just mix-and-match depending on favorites among your group of friends. You can’t really go wrong here. :) (P.S. You can find out more about certain wines in this wine guide). To help with costs (and to make it more fun), invite each guest to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to sample at the party.
If you need suggestions, try joining this wine club. The wine is hand-selected and shipped to you direct from California wineries. They are highly-rated brands and you get a great mix of wines to try.
And if you’re looking to buy wine in bulk for your wedding, or you want a few unique wine bottles for your bachelorette party, try Napa Cabs. They have a great selection.
TIP: Wondering how much wine to have on hand? It is recommended to have at least half a bottle of wine for each guest for sampling (i.e. for 8 guests, have at least 5 bottles for tasting. Each guest will receive a half-glass of each bottle to sample).
And of course, wine glasses… here are some of our favorites from silicone wine glasses to fun painted glassware for your bachelorettes!
This is my favorite since I’m a fan of Friends! By JcDezigns.
These painted glasses are great for summer and fall wine tastings! By Waterfall Designs.
Bachelorette Wine Tasting
You’ll want to decide if you’re doing a blind tasting (with wine labels covered) or not. A blind tasting makes the tasting a guessing game. You can easily cover the bottles on the cheap with aluminum foil, like so:
Either way, you’ll want guests to record their favorites on these handy wine tasting charts. These are by Big Yellow Dog Designs.
In between tastings, you’ll need water to rinse the glasses as well as these crackers, specially designed to enhance the taste of wine and cleanse the palate.
Fruit and Cheese
Fruit and cheese (with crackers) go perfectly as appetizers while sipping on wine. A cheese board, different cheese samplings, and markings are great to have on hand for guests to sample.
These cute cheese spreaders by Southern Gatherings are hand-stamped with different varieties of cheese.
… and this cheese board from Dust and Things is engraved with initials, making this a keepsake gift the bride can keep for wine and cheese tastings ever after.
Keep bottles of water in a cooler inside the tour bus or in your backpack to offer to everyone. If your party is at home, you’ll obviously have plenty of water at the ready. In a hotel, little water bottles are helpful (since you won’t have extra cups or glassware) stockpiled and ready to drink. Hydration is obviously important.
Wine Themed Bachelorette Shirts
It’s a bachelorette party, so you’ll want to include tons of fun touches throughout the bash! Let’s start with bachelorette party shirts with a fun wine theme.
These cute “you can’t sip with us” which is a take on Mean Girls AND a wine bachelorette party, all in one! :) By Pineapple Bun Apparel.
Planning a wine bachelorette party in the fall or winter? Get long-sleeved shirts! These are by Keep Life Simple Design.
Bachelorette Wine Accessories
Add wine themed bachelorette party accessories, like this fun headband from Festive Gal!
And these wine pins by LetsWearDresses.
Decorate with this wine-colored balloon garland kit by AllEventsPrints.
Use these photo booth props to snap your favorite pics! By Big Dot of Happiness.
Who doesn’t love these cute hair ties? “To have and to hold… your hair back”! Love the wine-themed print. By BubblyAndBash.
And I love these, too! “Here’s to pour decisions” :) By CheriArome.
Sunglasses? A must-have! These wine bachelorette party sunnies are essential. By Cut It Out Vinyl.
And these adorable wine glass charms, personalized with your bachelorette names! By KarasVineyardWedding.
Set up cute place cards made from re-purposed (and glittery!) wine corks at each guest’s place setting, like these by Kara’s Vineyard Wedding:
A sash for the bride… always a good idea! By BrantPointPrep.
Also love this sequined one, it’s wine-colored and so sparkly! By LaurenLashDesignsLLC.
Decorate your space with decorations, like this “let’s make pour decisions” banner by MrsKnuck.
Give these wine glass keychains to guests as favors! By LadyInPurpleBoutique.
And everyone can wear these fun bachelorette party tattoos by ShopTattitude.
Wine Bachelorette Party Games
Have guests guess the number of corks!
Record them here (by RubyRavens) on scorecards.
Or play this “drink if” game by BigDotofHappiness.
Play this “would she rather” game to see who knows the bride best (it’s editable, to suit the bride-to-be!) by DesignMyPartyStudio:
The winners of the bachelorette games win a huge basket of wine, one of these for entertaining, a fancy aerator, cheese, crackers, etc. You could even give away one of these fun beach totes (you can actually pour wine from it, no joke!) By PortoVino.
And this isn’t really a “game” but it’s a fun keepsake for the bride: favorite memories of the bride-to-be from her bachelorettes. By RubyRavens.
Wine Themed Party Favors
Send guests home with fun take-away gifts, like this wine-themed favor bag for *ahem* hangovers. Hopefully, no one has any, but you know that bachelorette parties + hangovers sometimes go hand in hand!
Want to make your own DIY hangover kits? It’s easy! Buy these bags from Ling’s Moment and fill them up with travel packets of Advil, a makeup remover towelette, a facial mask, and tie it to a small bottle of water.
You can also have these wipes at the ready! I’ve never tried them but they look interesting. By True.
Give guests a beautiful wine stopper to use at home for their own wine parties, like these from Kara’s Vineyard Wedding.
These soaps remind me of the spa-themed bachelorette party we talked about previously! These soaps from Ginger Grey are made from wine and feature scents including Cabernet Sauvignon and White Zinfandel, shown below.
And last but not least… save all of the corks from the party in this box from Lily’s Home! It makes a great take-home gift for the bride.
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