Guide to the Ultimate Beer-Tasting Birthday Party

I decided, two weeks before his 39th birthday, to throw my husband a surprise beer-tasting birthday party. I, naturally, enlisted Laura’s creative genius. As it turns out, two weeks was a bit of a tight timeline for stealthily planning all the elements of the party, sneaking around to buy supplies and concocting a back story (which may or may not have included lying about going to church.)

Picture home-made beer score cards, a DIY tasting tray with miniature mugs, a hearty menu and beer cupcakes!

The table set up…very lightly-salted popcorn and plain bread to cleanse the palette between sips.
Beer Tasting Party table: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

The keg corner…
Beer Tasting Party mugs and keg: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

The blind taste test begins here…
Beer Tasting Party hidden cans: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

With some lucky finds at the dollar store and the proper tools, Laura made these fantastic paddles to hold the miniature sampler mugs (also a dollar store find and a unique party favor!)
Beer Tasting Party DIY tasting tray: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

Love the look of these DIY beer score cards (below) and tent cards (above) with tasting tips.
Beer Tasting Score Cards: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

Note the intensity of the guests whilst concentrating on the beer tasting. It should be noted that the man of the hour knows his beer. He had us all beat.
Beer Tasting Party: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

Mmmm…we wrote the menu on a chalk board and it included White Chicken Chili, Jalapeño Cornbread, beef sliders and a light salad.
Beer Tasting Party Menu sliders: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

And what’s a beer-tasting party without beer cupcakes? Corona cupcakes with zesty cream cheese frosting and Chocolate Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream butter cream.

Beer Tasting Party Corona and Guinness cupcakes: these and other party ideas over at http://www.sevenlittlemonkeys.com.

Have you ever been to a beer-tasting party? Ours was family-oriented; a very social and fun time. Just ensure your guests drink responsibly, offer plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverage options and enjoy!

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