Entertain/Food / November 9, 2017

Holiday Potluck Party Themes and Pairings

Potluck Favorites

Cheers to holiday party season! Whether you’re on a committee to organize one for the office or looking for a great reason to get your local Wine Sisters together, look no further than the tried and true potluck.

But don’t just put together the same old thing you did last year! This year, start with a theme that helps your guests get creative with what they bring to the table.

Below are a few themes that will get the creative juices flowing. Plus, wine pairings to truly make it a party. Enjoy!

Big Italian Family

From baked ziti to stuffed shells, meatballs to minestrone, the possibilities here are almost endless. Bring your work family or group of friends together over a big, hearty Italian themed meal. And don’t forget the affogato!

Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio

Featured Wines: Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio and Middle Sister Rebel Red

Recipe to try: Anitpasto skewers from Weary Chef

Put all those Italian favorites on one skewer and watch them fly off the table at your potluck. Hang onto the recipe to use as an appetizer at your own upcoming dinner party.


Modern Casserole

We’re not talking about mom’s famous tuna casserole here. Challenge guests to try a new retro-inspired, modern casserole recipe like the ones featured here and here.

Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy Moscato

Featured Wines: Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy and Clayhouse Adobe Red Blend

Recipe to try: Gumbo-laya from The Cozy Apron

Yep, you read that right. Gumbo + jambalaya = gumbo-laya.



Eat with Your Hands

Keep the party casual with a theme that involves little to no silverware. Think dips, hand pies and skewered treats here.

Featured Wines: Middle Sister Smarty Pants Chardonnay or Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red

Purple Cowboy Paso Robles

Recipe to try: Pulled Chicken Empanadas from Macheesmo


Hometown Classics

Learn a little more about everyone at the party by asking them to bring a dish with ties to their hometown.

Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio

Featured wines: Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio and Bar Dog Cabernet Sauvignon

Bar Dog Wine pairs perfectly with gourmet tailgating

Recipe to try: (inspired by our Northern-California roots) Little Gems Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing from Salt and Wind




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