What makes a good Spanish party? Maybe it’s the warmth and the laughter. Maybe it’s the flirtatious sharing of tapas, or the spirited conversation that happens when the wine is flowing and plates are circling the room—or guests are circling the table. Forks and wine glasses in hand, Spanish partiers embrace a spirit of playful decadence. A good Spanish party invites you to revel in the good life and surrender to the senses. No wonder we look to Spain when we’re ready to celebrate!
Invite your friends and family to experience the warmth and camaraderie of a Spanish party. All you have to do is create some Spanish-style ambiance, open up a few bottles of Tapeña and watch your friends swoon over delectable tapas—all from your own kitchen. Whether you are planning a small gathering or a full-scale fiesta, these party essentials will guarantee that everyone in your peña is living life to the fullest, Spanish-style.
Step 1 - Gather your peña:
Welcome your friends with enticing invitations. Who wouldn't be tempted by an evening of spirited conversation, exciting flavors and luscious wines?
Step 2 - Set the scene:
Bright Spanish-style ambiance will enliven the mood and inspire the tapas spirit in any guest, so don't forget to stock up on small plates, tablecloths, napkins and candles in warm Spanish colors like red and yellow. And, of course, no Spanish party would be a fiesta without music. Download the perfect tunes from our friend Eric Symons, master of Spanish guitar, and let the party begin.
Step 3 - Choose your tapas:
Be spontaneous or take your time - our favorite recipes range from the very simple to more complex. Either way you will create a colorful meal that’s bound to impress. Select from one of our tapas menus and print out the recipe before you head to the store. Whether you’re planning an impromptu celebration or dreaming up an elaborate feast, we’ll help you navigate the options and the store aisles.
Step 4 - Stock up on Tapeña:
Make sure you have enough wine to keep the conversation lively and the tapas plates flying. We like to compose perfect pairings using all of our varieties, so make sure you stock your shelves (and your table) with Tempranillo, Garnacha, Verdejo and Rosé. Final touches… At a tapas party food is eaten communally, so make sure your guests are armed with forks and ready to share. And, of course, don’t forget the wine glasses!