This week, I hosted a Stella & Dot trunk show at my house. If you don’t know what this is, it’s basically a gathering of beautiful jewelry and amazing company.
To give my trunk show a bit more pizazz, I served wine and an assortment of nibbles and bites. It’s so simple!
I rushed out of work and stopped by my favorite grocery store to pick up four bottles of wine (two of Merlot and two of Pinot Grigio). I was hosting a group of about 10 women so I definitely didn’t want to be low on wine. Then, I chose a large slice of Brie and another of Gouda. I tossed in a package of prosciutto in my cart and I was good to go.
I made a quick pit stop at my favorite French bakery in Miami, Atelier Monnier (conveniently located close to work!). I payed for a crusty, rustic baguette and I was on my way.
Once I was home, I had only a few minutes to set up as the girls would be arriving soon. I cut the prosciutto slices, rolled them up and served on a wooden board with a few toothpicks on the side. I cut up the baguette into small slices and tossed them into a wooden serving dish.
I remembered I had some guacamole and chips at home so I spooned some into a pretty black and white ceramic bowl and served the chips in a pewter bowl.
Finally, I places the Brie and Gouda on a wooden cheese board with an assortment of knives for each cheese. I also rolled up some goat cheese that I found in my fridge into a ball and placed it on my cheese board.
As the girls came in, I served each of them a glass of wine and they immediately proceeded to check out the selection of shiny jewelry, followed by a trip to the appetizer table.
I was quite surprised at how easily everything came together. Everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves, not to mention I got lots of compliments on the wine and guacamole. This made for an excellent shopping experience for everyone!
The next time you want to host a gathering or get-together, don’t stress! Just pick three food offerings (like a selection of cheeses, guacamole and some cold cuts), some delicious (and affordable!) wine, and a carb or two (like a baguette and some chips or pita).
There’s nothing worse than going to an event and not being offered something to accompany your beverage. Whether it’s a dip trio or a selection of fruits, your guests will be grateful if there’s something on the table for them to munch on.
So go on, try it out! Be the hostess (or host!) with the most-ess!
Do you have any fun and fabulous entertaining tips? I want to know! Leave a comment below.