One of my favorite things to do is throw a party. I love the planning, the prepping, and the executing. It’s so fun to see an idea that you had come to life. With the weather starting to warm up and the flowers blooming (yay for peony season) I thought there was no better excuse than to celebrate my favorite season than with a get-together with some friends. A little spring soirée.
My grandmother gifted me the most gorgeous antique glassware when I visited her house last summer and I’ve been dying to use it. It was the inspiration behind the decor for the party. I loved being able to use a mix of the glassware that she gave me. It’s been sitting in our china cabinet on display and, I’m not going to lie, I got a little thrill when I was able to take it out and set the table.
With soft pink and white and a splash of gold, the colors of spring were everywhere.
I picked up the peonies from our local Whole foods and immediately cut the stems and put them in warm water so that they would open up and fill the vases. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower and I love how simply putting them in a vase can really liven a table.
Of course, no party is complete without wine for the adults. I’ve been drinking red wine all winter long, so being able to switch to white is much welcomed. We were sent a case of Rueda Verdejo wine for our guests to enjoy. It’s the top selling white wine from Spain and it did not disappoint. If you love a white wine with very subtle hint of fruit, while being very refreshing, you’ll love Verdejo from Rueda. I definitely recommend trying the Marques de Caceres Verdejo and the Nisia Verdejo!
I really wanted to show off the Rueda Verdejo with our guests and I decided to stick with the flowers of spring and showcase them in the ice. It was such a gorgeous display and something that brought a smile on their faces when they went to get a refill on their wine. To make the ice, I simply went in our backyard and grabbed some gorgeous flowers and then put them in ice trays. If you want to use them to put in your glass with the drink, make sure you use edible flowers.
If I could have a charcuterie tray every single night for dinner, I’d be a happy camper. Rueda pairs with just about any food and was delicious with the cheese and meats.
And of course no party is complete without dessert.
Cheers! And happy spring!
To find Rueda Verdejo, look for the Rueda logo in their local wine store or order it directly from wine.com with the code “RUEDA” for a 10% discount!