Entertaining | Wine Time Ladies Night

Ladies Night wine & cheese

I think I should go ahead and call this week “drink week.” It just so happens I have posts scheduled every day that are centered around entertaining with adult beverages, so let the fun begin! For this wine time ladies night I teamed up with Black Box wines to create a casual setting for the gals, and show you how you can incorporate boxed wine into your entertaining.

I invited a few friends over to sip sangria and/or Souvignon Blanc and munch on tasty cheeses and other light fare. The weather was perfect for outdoor seating and it only took minor planning to pull the whole look together. Here are all the details below…

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Get the Look:

  • If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post the black paper place mats from Hobby Lobby. I have a thing for stylish paper place mats so I grabbed them up and was inspired to use chalkboard detailing in this design.
  • Chevron napkins from Target {picked up last year} add modern flair while the jute twine gives them a rustic touch. Chalkboard labels from Michael’s are placed on stemless wine glasses and act as place cards for each lady, as well as keeps track of wine or water filled glasses while moving and mingling.
  • I decided to use succulents in lieu of flowers for the centerpiece. There was just something about the green color and architectural quality of the succulents that I couldn’t resist. Plus, I can keep the plants {hopefully I don’t kill them} for home decor.


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  • It’s hard to beat a good cheese plate when you want to serve a small group. I picked up French brie, Spanish Manchego, and Italian Gorgonzola. The 3 cheeses represent different countries of origin as well as different textures {soft, hard, & semi-soft}.
  • Thinly sliced Prosciutto, spiced olives, roasted walnuts, and grapes round out the platter. I also added a bowl of rosemary gourmet potato chips because I love that salty crunch when sipping a sweet drink like Sangria.
  • Using the Black Box wines, I made Sangria using the Merlot, and I decanted the Souvignon Blanc into flip top bottles for easy serving. For each box you get the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, so for a party one box is all you need!
  • The Sangria was served from a large apothecary jar – something more unexpected than a pitcher or beverage dispenser. My chalkboard glasses I made here are the perfect size for holding this festive drink, and no one gets their glasses mixed up when their names are written on with chalk.
  • All through the party I used printed chalkboard signs as well. I added whimsy with “no boys allowed” and “girls only” signs for our ladies night.

This is stylish and simple entertaining at its best. A minimalist approach with modern lines and a touch of rustic and a bit of whimsy….Cheers!  Please PIN and SHARE if you like what you see here!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Black Box Wines. The opinions and text are all mine.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


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