These past weekends I was able to celebrate many amazing birthdays, but right now I want to share this 30th birthday backyard beer tasting party with you. This beer tasting party was to celebrate our wonderfully kind and thoughtful friend Mick turning thirty. With all these local breweries popping up what better way then asking guests to bring a growler of their favorite local beer. This party we had guests that were widespread in location, so it was great trying beers from breweries you may not get to try. I also made free printables at the bottom of this post so you can have your own backyard beer tasting party. Thanks to the help of my co-hosts, another couple and Mick’s girlfriend, I think we pulled off a pretty great surprise party.
Tasting Directions for Guests
As part of my free printables (at the end of this post) there are directions to print for a 8×10″ frame telling guests how to participate in the beer tastings. Guests are to write the information of the
The adventure comes to an end as I share the last of this adorable adventure themed first birthday. The drink table had this beautiful framed art from the Etsy store Artsy Type Shop that really tied the theme together, how like many couples I’m sure, becoming parents has been this couples greatest adventure. This was hung with frame command strips to not damage the walls for this temporary art. Below shows photos if this little
I’m almost ready for New Years Eve which is my favorite occasion to host since its the only time there is no limit to the amount of sparkle and glitter you can/should use. No New years Eve gathering is complete without a little bubbly, so I decided to try this Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail recipe from Style Me Pretty to serve to my guests. I haven’t tried it but seems there is no way it could be bad. I’m using prosecco and feel it’s more commonly used, but I plan on making the flavored syrup earlier in the day and placing out with all the ingredients including some frozen blackberries as garnish and to help keep drinks cold. Generally I set up a bar section for gatherings that are self service with one or two pre-made cocktails, as well as beer and wine. If things need to be mixed or combined I like to have a little display picture that makes it easy for each guest to help themselves. If this a cocktail you would like to use for any of your parties here is a free printable that labels the drink and shows your guest what to add. There are two sizes of 4×6 or 5×7 so you can cut and place in a frame you have already. More details to come of our get together I’m planning in case you need some inspiration.