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Cheers! It's a Pretty-in-Pink Rosé Wine-Tasting Party

Raise a glass to summer! Host a rosé wine-tasting with pink blooms, flower crowns, and more party ideas courtesy of Christy Doramus from Crowns by Christy.

Choose a crowd-pleasing rosé to serve as your signature drink

For our second annual #crownsandrose party, we chose to serve a new rosé from Barrymore wines. Their pinot grigio has been a favorite of mine since introduction, so it was a no-brainer when I found out that the brand recently introduced rosé. Not only is the wine delicious, but the label is gorgeous and completely insta-worthy! 

Plan an all-pink dress code

Most of the beautiful ladies who attended our rooftop party wore shades of pink, which made for the prettiest photos. Several of us chose pink floral dresses from Rent the Runway like this one I wore from Shoshanna, this one that my friend Katie of @HonestlyKate wore from Saloni and this one on Victoria Natenzon from Nicholas.

Make your guests feel relaxed and welcome

Considering that this party was hosted in my home and on my terrace, I wanted guests to truly feel welcome and comfortable upon arrival. To add a custom element to the rosé experience, I tied pink heart name cards to each wine glass and passed them out as the ladies began to arrive.

My flower crowns are always incorporated into my parties of course, so we set up a mini flower crown bar on my picnic table for party guests to make their own flower crown.

 Go all-out girly from the flowers to the sweets 


Pink blooms are always a must in my book, especially roses ranging from pale, blush hues to bright and bold hot pinks. For our crowns and rosé party, we arranged pink roses in every hue inside of pink and rose gold vases, all from AFloral.


The rose arrangements were displayed alongside the rosé and amazing cookies from my absolute favorite, Gotham Cookies. The girly flowers, wine and cookies made for the perfect photo worthy evening… topped off with fresh rose flower crowns of course!

Send your guests home with pink gift bags filled with rose-themed treats

A great gift bag is a must and I always love sharing my favorite things with friends. When our guests departed, we sent them home with a pink gift bag with a @CrownsbyChristy hat box to store their flower crown. The bag was also stocked with amazing (mostly pink!) products from some of my favorite brands such as philosophyKerastase, Old NavyFLOWER BeautyL’Oreal ParisL’Occitane, and tarte cosmetics

Have a picture perfect backdrop

Plan for the Empire State building to light up in a rose color the night of your party to cap off the perfectly pink evening... just kidding, we didn't plan this, but it was a magical coincidence!


Host: Christy Doramus | @crownsbychristy

Photography: Meg Niemann of @MSNPhotography

Wine: Barrymore Wines

Gift Bag Products: PhilosophyKerastase, Old NavyFLOWER BeautyL’Oreal ParisL’Occitane and Tarte Cosmetics

Dresses: Rent the Runway

Cookies: Gotham Cookies

Vases and Flowers: AFloral