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Brew Bash: A Beer Tasting Party

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Need a party idea for the man in your life? Check out this Beer Tasting Party!

Let's face it. Guys like beer. And male bonding.

Put the two together and you've got a brew bash that your man will love!

This party was such a huge success...everyone had a complete blast!

Take a peek below for all of the fun details. :)

Beer Tasting Party Invites

beer tasting party invitations

I whipped up some fun invites in Photoshop using a pic that I took at a bar in NYC.

They set the mood perfectly!

If you'd rather buy invites than make them, check out They've got some fun beer invites that would work just as well!

To help keep costs down, we asked everyone to bring a 6-pack of their favorite brew to share.

If you're interested in doing the same, be sure to note that on your invites.

Brew Bash Party Decorations

Decorating for this party was such fun!

I wanted the party to really have a "pub" feel, which was a challenge since the party was being hosted in our living room.

However, I have to say, I think we pulled it off...and you can, too!

Here's what we did:

  • First, we moved all of the furniture out of the room and added bar tables.
    Here's the room at 2:00 p.m.... ...and here it is at party time.

    Cool, right? The tables were really inexpensive to rent...I think only about $8 each. We also rented a few bar stools, but not many, because we wanted people mingling.

    All of the tables were covered with black tablecloths, then sprinkled with peanuts.

    Beer cartons were used to catch the empty peanut shells as well as add some decorative interest.

  • Beer bottle caps played a big part in the decor (that's only fitting for a beer tasting party, right)?

    I used them to make some fun "baubles" for the mantle...

    beer tasting party decorations
    ....and both in and on glass cylinders.

    bottle cap decorations

  • Beer bottles and beer pictures were easy and inexpensive decorations that were incorporated into the party.

    Beer bottles lined the shelves and were placed randomly throughout the party area.

    Pictures of beer and bar taps that I'd taken while on a trip to NYC were blown up (really inexpensively) on and framed. has an awesome selection of beer posters, also, and they run free shipping deals pretty frequently.
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  • You know how all of the pubs write their beer specials on a chalkboard? Well, I thought that incorporating that idea into our beer tasting party would be a fun touch! My neighbor was nice enough to lend me her huge chalkboard, and it did just the trick! It displayed our pub menu, the beers that we had "on tap," as well as a little note stating that cake shots were on the house! (It was a birthday party, after all...). {wink, wink}

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Beer Tasting Party Supplies

beer tasting party supplies

How awesome are these personalized napkins from!!

I was able to choose the color of the napkins, the color of the personalization, and exactly what I wanted the napkins to say. They turned out perfectly!

P&N has a huge variety of plates, as well, and I decided to go with gold. Everything looked great with the party decor!

Definitely pay PlatesAndNapkins a visit when you're ready to purchase your brew party paper won't be disappointed!

Since this was a beer party, a great deal of the food was served in shot glasses. I got a fantastic deal on glasses in bulk from a restaurant supply store.

Adorable mini spoons that were the perfect size for the food "shots" were purchased from Bake it Pretty.

Beer Tasting Party: The Menu

The menu for this bash was all about pub favorites!

I served as much as I could out of shot glasses to keep with the theme, and added a "build your own slider" station to jazz things up a little bit.

Here's what we served:
Loaded Baked Potato Soup Shots

loaded baked potato soup
Shrimp Cocktail Shots

shrimp cocktail
Birthday Cake Shots

birthday cake shots
Tangy Bruschetta on Baguettes

easy bruschetta
Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

honey glazed chicken wings
Cheeseburger Sliders with Chipotle Mayo

cheeseburger sliders

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We also had unlimited peanuts and pretzels!

Beer Tasting Party Activities

Here are some fun ideas to keep your guests entertained:

  • Use beer scoring cards to determine the favorite beers.
  • Play fooseball
  • Set up a dart board
  • Play cornhole
  • Play pool

Shopping for Your Beer Tasting Party

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