Charcuterie boards are crazy popular right now. So I decided that creating a wine and cheese party tablescape was going to be the best way to incorporate one on my table.
After all, a charcuterie board would be perfect for serving food for a wine and cheese party.
And then I decided it should be a wine and cheese pairing party.
Pretty fun, huh!
Now, this is just the tablescape for the party. I didn’t create a charcuterie board.
Did you know that there are websites with that as their sole focus?
(If you aren’t familiar with charcuterie boards; they’re boards that are filled with various meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, olives, crackers, and jams and jellies. They’re really pretty cool.)
In fact, I have a post on the best charcuterie boards you can find on Amazon. You should check it out.
But I digress.
This is about a wine and cheese party table setting.
Read on to learn how to create this table for your gathering.
How to Recreate this Easy Wine & Cheese Party Tablescape
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Step 1: Decide on the foundation for your wine and cheese pairing table
When you’re creating a tablescape, you need to decide on the foundation for your table. Will it be a table runner, placemats, a tablecloth, or nothing at all?
I was gifted this wine-colored damask tablecloth.
It’s the reason I wanted to create this wine and cheese table set up.
What better foundation for a wine and cheese pairing tablescape than something wine-colored.
Now, you don’t need to go out and buy a wine-colored tablecloth, but think about what you want as the foundation for your table.
Step 2: Create your centerpiece
After you have your foundation in place, the second step is to create the centerpiece for your wine and cheese party tablescape.
As I mentioned above, charcuterie boards are all-the-rage right now, so I decided it would be the primary focal point of my centerpiece.
I put the charcuterie board in the middle of the table. Then I added cheese knives and cheese markers.
The cheese tag markers are a super simple diy project. It took me a few minutes to make them.
Next, I added a menu sign holder, with the menu for the party.
I knew that I wanted to display the menu for the wine and cheese pairing, but I didn’t want to put it in a frame. I wanted something unique.
That’s when I came up with this diy menu sign holder.
Whadda ya think?
I think it turned out fabulous!
Step 3: Create the place settings for your wine and cheese tablescape
Now that your centerpiece is done, it’s time to create the place settings for your table.
I used cream-colored placemats that I had bought last year at Home Goods. They’re very versatile and a great neutral color.
Then instead of places, I used individual chalkboards.
Pretty cool, huh!
If you don’t have to use individual cheese stones, you can use your plates. I just thought they were a little different, and fun.
Next, I set out different wine glasses for each of the wine and cheese pairings, along with a knife for each guest to cut off a piece of cheese.
Then to complete the place setting, I added a napkin with an easy diy wine cork napkin ring.
The napkin rings are SO simple to make, they take just 5 minutes.
Don’t they totally make the table!
Step 4: Complete the wine and cheese party tablescape look
After you have finished your place settings, step back and take a look at your table.
Does it need anything more?
This is the time to add and embellish your wine and cheese party table set up.
I decided that my tablescape needed a little more to pull it together.
So at the foot of the table, I added a wine box that I had found at an estate sale.
I mean – it was a wooden box from a winery – it HAD to be on the table.
I also added a few wine bottles I had created for a Halloween tablescape. I thought they would be perfect on this table, too.
Finally, to tie everything together, I placed a few wine corks and dried wine-colored flowers around the table.
I think it came together pretty darn well.
Whadda ya think?
Are you ready to create your own easy wine and cheese tablescape?
Check out the easy DIY project used to decorate this tablescape:
- DIY Unique Menu Holder
- DIY Cheese Markers
- Wine Cork Napkin Rings
- The 9 Best Charcuterie Boards on Amazon
- Dripped Wax Wine Bottles