Hosting a Campo Viejo summer rosé party
Summer is the ultimate time for relaxed get-togethers, for sipping wine by the poolside and BBQing under twinkling lights. Whether it’s a rooftop party or a casual backyard gathering, there’s nothing better than spending the day outside and having fun with friends. And what better drink to pair with sunshine than a refreshing, crisp glass of Campo Viejo Rosé.
All it takes is a little planning and a lot of room for spontaneity to make a rosé inspired summer soiree with friends memorable. Not sure where to start? Here are some suggestions to help you add some Spanish flair to your summer party.
To kick start the summer festivities, having a few drinks prepared either on a bar cart or tray is a great way to welcome guests. The most effortless thing to offer is wine, so always have a bottle of chilled rosé on hand. If you have the means to make a cocktail, do so – we’d recommend our Spanish Rosé Spritz.
Setting the scene
Get in the Spanish spirit and set the mood by playing some cheerful tunes. An hour before everyone arrives, play some music to set the mood. Light and energetic like Latin pop for an upbeat atmosphere or Bossa Nova for a relaxed vibe.
If your party is set for early evening, having few colourful string lights hung up is a great way to continue the summer glow. Whether you’re chilling in the backyard or in the patio, these twinkling lights bring instant ambience and that signature summer sparkle.
Floral ice buckets are the perfect statement piece that also doubles as a way to keep your Campo Viejo Rosé chilled. The best part is that they’re super easy to make. So, if you want to chill out in style with this DIY vibrant centerpiece, see this guide for instructions. To take your summer party up a notch, pick a colour like coral to highlight and infuse it into your décor, food, drinks and surroundings. Don’t be afraid to embrace colour and have fun with it!
A colourful grazing spread
The beauty of the grazing spread is having a little bit of everything. It’s a great way for people to come together and bond over food. A cheese platter is a great place to start; you don’t even need to slice it. Simply plate it on a wooden board with a cheese knife, and you’ve got an easy appetiser.
Another great accompaniment that’s fresh and light is a summer fruit platter. Think juicy, bold fruits in varying hues, shapes and textures arranged beautifully on a patterned dish.
Since people really do eat with their eyes, the more colourful your platter, the better. Adding fruit and berries around the platter gives it a visual lift, while edible flowers and sprigs of mint add a delicate touch.
If you have a bit more time, why not make some Chicken pinxto’s (Spanish chicken skewers). Bursting with flavour, these simple Spanish chicken skewers are even better when paired with Campo Viejo Rosé.
Don’t forget to relax and join in the fun. These gatherings are about being spontaneous, catching up and enjoying the simple things in life – summer, friendship, and delicious rosé. Salud!