10 Things To Get for an Outdoor Wine and Cheese Party

If you're planning an outdoor party that's a little more upscale, choose melamine plates, acrylic cups and regular linens.



all photography by jared sych

 

Soft lighting and romantic accessories are the perfect accompaniment to an alfresco evening of wine and cheese. Melamine plates and acrylic cups have come a long way — making durable outdoor-friendly options that won’t break but also don’t look like they’ve been borrowed from the kids’ table. But don’t be afraid to use regular linens outdoors. As long as you bring them in at the end of the night, they add sophistication to the table and won’t face undue wear and tear.

 

Canvas Luna garden string lights

$35. From Canadian Tire, 9940 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-278-4040, canadiantire.ca

 

Canvas Kasbah solar chandelier

$100. From Canadian Tire, 9940 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-278-4040, canadiantire.ca

 

Demetra tablecloth by Tessitura Toscana Telerie

$369. From Inspirati Fine Linens & Home Essentials, 120, 2207 4 St. S.W., 403-244-4443, inspirati.ca

 

Inner circle cheese board

$50 (comes with crackers). From Peasant Cheese, 1249 Kensington Rd. N.W., 587-353-3599, peasantcheese.com

 

Cheese knives

$27 for a set of six knives and cheese markers. From Lee Valley, 7261 11 St. S.E., 403-253-2066, leevalley.com

 

Carmelo sand melamine plates

$11. From Pier 1 Imports, 8180 11 St. S.E., 403-692-9300, and four other locations, pier1.ca

 

Clear stemless acrylic goblets

$10 each. From Pier 1 Imports, 8180 11 St. S.E., 403-692-9300, and four other locations, pier1.ca

 

Hammered nickel party bucket

 $153. From Pottery Barn, Chinook Centre, 403-259-2100, potterybarn.ca

 

Oyster Bay pinot grigio 

$19. From Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640, willowpark.net

 

Giusti asolo prosecco

$22. From Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 10801 Bonaventure Dr. S.E., 403-296-1640, willowpark.net

 

This article appears in the June 2017 issue of Avenue Calgary. Subscribe here.

 


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