Need a good reason to spend time with friends and family? These budget-friendly Wine and Cheese Party Ideas, tips, and recipes will have you hosting a memorable and relaxing party. Wine party ideas include fun charcuterie boards, wine party games, and wine-tasting printables.
Wine and Cheese Party Ideas on a Budget
When preparing for your party, consider cheese boards an art form that involves much more than throwing some cheeses and crackers on a plate and serving it to guests. Putting together your first cheese & charcuterie board shouldn’t feel daunting. Follow a few basic pairing guidelines when selecting your ingredients, and don’t hesitate to try something new! We have Wine Party Ideas to match your budget and tips and recipes that you can prepare ahead, not only saving your dollars but saving your time!
Be an Expert – The More You Know
It’s important to be an expert in the field. Okay, maybe not a total expert but at least have a few fun facts in your back pocket. What is in a charcuterie board? Harcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for smoked, dry-cured, or cooked meats. Charcuterie itself describes an array of preserved and prepared meat dishes, such as cured sausages, hams, bacon, and more. These aged meats add the perfect addition to a Wine and Cheese Party.
Throwing a Wine Party Hosting Tips
If you are doing the hosting, a few at-home wine party ideas might help. I could have shared almost our entire post of our Party and Hosting Tips in this round-up. Be sure to look at that post as many ideas overlap for hosting a Wine tasting party. In addition to these fun ideas for a white and cheese party at home, make sure you have the right drink. Wine tasting party theme needs different kinds of wine.
Grab a few bottles of wine including
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
Include a grape variety of both red wine and white wine. Know the location of origin for each bottle of wine and try different bottles both locally and around the worth. Popular wine regions might include Argentina, Chile, Napa Valley, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Champagne region of France. If you can not have different wine glasses for a bottle of each wine, then have something to easily rinse out each glass in between tastings.
Wine Party Printables
A few printables help create a wine party ambiance and a bit of fun entertainment. Visit our Wine Tasting Party Games to learn more about what to do at a wine-tasting party. We include printable wine-tasting scorecards, tasting notes templates, and wine party games. Make sure to get to the bottom of the post as we have a very exciting free wine party printable for you – cheese markers to label your cheese and snack boards.
Creative Wine Party Ideas
They are plenty of low-cost wine and cheese party ideas on a budget. It’s possible to host a five-star wine party with a few frugal-friendly wine party ideas. Follow these DIY wine party ideas that are not only Pinterest-worthy aesthetically, but are also creatively low-cost and doable.
Let’s get started with some amazing Wine party ideas.
Wine-Tasting Tag Printables
Wine-tasting party ideas have to include a blind tasting. Grab different wines and cover them with a brown bag. If hosting a blind wine-tasting party, follow these easy steps including what to purchase. Put each wine in a brown paper bag and fix numbered wine tags to identify each bottle. Have dump buckets so no one gets drunk. | Bottles Fine Wine
Wine Party Games
If you want to make a wine party fun, have a few activities that fit the party theme. Keep your guests entertained with Wine & Cheese Party Games as well as these wine-tasting scorecards. Includes 11 cocktail party theme games for adults, wine-tasting notes, and wine-tasting sheets for immediate download. Print as many as you need for every guest to have one. These can be done for a 21st birthday, bachelorette parties, a bridal shower, a 30th birthday, or a 40th birthday milestone. Even adults love to have fun.
Individual Charcuterie Jar
Love a good meat and cheese appetizer? These Super Simple Charcuterie Board Snacks in a Jar are the perfect fancy mason jar snack. They are not only so tasty but really easy to create. Hit the dollar tree for small jars. | Frugal Coupon Living
Wine and Cheese Party Food
Worried about filling a crowd? Your number one filler is going to be bread. Our Roasted Asparagus Bruschetta is so delicious and easy to make! Perfect for your budget. They are so good.
How to Make a Charcuterie Board
To get started, take a look at this easy-peasy party cheeseboard. It’s a tutorial on how to display and lay out an easy charcuterie board. | Toot Sweet 4 Two (As seen in our Hosting Tips. Also check out these easy-to-make snack boards with cheese.)
Homemade Fruit & Nut Crackers
Stephanie fell in love with a box of crackers and had to learn to make them herself. No one will believe you made these Homemade Fruit and Nut Crips yourself. Top with butter or cheese. | Girl Versus Dough
Wine Party Signs
Either learn to paint with wine or print these free Wine Printables for your party. Gather your 8 x 10 frames and fill them with artwork for free wine and cheese party decor. | One Project Closer
Goat Cheese Appetizer
Remember, bread fills! Check out this delicious Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Crostini appetizer featuring balsamic roasted sweet grapes, creamy goat cheese, and nutty pecans on crunchy toasted bread. It’s ready in only 30 minutes! | Yay for Food.
Wine and Cheese Board
Follow these steps for how to build a Wine and Cheese Board on a budget. If I may suggest, Trader Joe’s will be your great friend of stocking up on a Charcuterie board supplies. | My Food Story
Make your own crackers. Simple homemade flatbread crackers. Topped with seeds and spices for flavor and texture. Perfect for cheese and dips. | Salted Mint
One of our favorite recipes is our Parmesan Crisps. Guess what – it’s one ingredient! Make a bunch ahead and bring them out the day of your Wine and Cheese event.
DIY Wine Bottle Vases
Your centerpiece purchases don’t have to cost much. Start collecting wine bottles to make pretty wine bottle vases in the center of your table. | Uncommon Designs Online
Wine & Cheese Pairing Chart
You can never go wrong with some direction. Take a look at these pairings when purchasing your drinks and bites. To satisfy the palate, pair different kinds of wine with different cheeses. The chart includes red white and white wine. | His and Her Wine (As seen in our Hosting Tips.)
Wine Party Food Display
Get creative with your display! Use brown paper bags folded or rolled down to give the table a rustic feel. | Fantabulosity
Brie and Bread Recipe
Stick with a tried and true recipe. A Baked Brie in Puff Pastry is a classic. Use the recipe your mama used growing up! | Just a Little Bit of Bacon (There are many recipes out there, but this one was the closest to the original.)
Your taste buds will pop with these Antipasto Skewers. | The Sweetest Occasion
Cheese Balls on a Stick
Pretzels turned to toothpicks? These stuffed Pepper Jelly Mini Cheese Balls are the bomb (pun intended!) You could even make Goat Cheese Balls and insert toothpicks or pretzel sticks. | Take Two Tapas
Honey and jelly are a must! This Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly is a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience. Serve as the party and if you are inspired, send home as a wine and cheese party favor. This would also be tasty with brie. | The View from Great Island
Mac & Cheese Cups
We sorta swear by mac and cheese. By we, I mean myself and you (as a reader of my blog – wink!) I think, if you are a good friend, you will have these Mac and Cheese Cups at your next wine and cheese party. That’s all. Plus it easily covers the cheese party of a Wine and Cheese party. | Damn Delicious
Remember this hack for your drinks. Keep your wine chilled with frozen grapes. They look adorable bouncing up in down in your drink. Of course, if you don’t want to use them as DIy ice cubes, they make tasty snacks. | Positive Med (As seen in our Hosting Tips.)
Thick, creamy cheesecake squares topped with a layer of tangy wine gelée. Irresistibly rich and perfect make-ahead dessert! Who knew you could combine cheesecake and wine – seems like a winner to me! | Sweet and Savory by Shinee
Chocolate Charcutterie Board
Have a separate table for dessert! Yes, there is such a thing as a dessert cheese board. Add softer, creamier cheeses, chocolates, strawberries, and fruits, as well as honey for a sweet bite. The secret to this board is Pirouline Rolled Wafers. Of course, pair this board with a few sweet dessert wines. | Source
Printable Cheese Board Labels
Have you ever visited a home and found yourself pointing to food after food asking “what’s this?” Safe your self the trouble of answering which cheese is which with these adorable, Free Printable Cheese Markers. Print on card stock, cut, add to a toothpick with tape and you have instant cheese labels! This set in includes 12 or grab the larger Cheese Marker set on Etsy.
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Wine is great, but beer might be preferred! Enjoy these Oktoberfest-inspired Beers & Cheers Party Ideas. Pin to Pinterest.
Create an amazing tablescape with these Inspiring Edible Table Runners. Pin to Pinterest.
I could have shared almost our entire post of our Party and Hosting Tips in this round-up. Be sure to look at that post as many ideas overlap for hosting a Wine and Cheese Party. Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
Carole | Toot Sweet 4 Two says
GREAT post!!! Thank you for including my Easy Party Cheeseboard in not only one post of yours, but two! I’m pinning both to Pinterest!
Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living says
We love that easy cheese board – worth sharing twice, Carole!