How to Throw an Italian-Inspired Party

How to Throw an Italian-Inspired Party

Acquaviva is all about being with the ones you love and making memories. Whether you are dining with friends and family or grabbing food to go, you can have an Italian-themed night any night. Here are some simple ways you can have an Italian-inspired get-together in the comfort of your own home with the help of Acquaviva. 

What You Need for Your Italian-Inspired Get Together


Start by setting the table with some of your favorite Acquaviva Wines. At our Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, IL, we grow, harvest, and age our wines for you to enjoy. Our family has been pouring our hearts into the wine-making art for nearly a century now. Inspired by our Italian roots, we’ve spent years cultivating traditional, locally grown vines that produce award-winning profiles. Every grape we use is grown on Acquaviva’s estate, and each has a distinct taste. We feel confident that every sip you take will greet your palette with a distinct personality and Midwestern approachability.

With a variety of red and white wines, there is sure to be one that will please you and your guests. Understanding the tasting of each wine will be helpful when deciding which wines to have.  Joining our Wine Club makes picking out the perfect wine even easier. When you become a member, you will receive exclusive discounts on our house-made wines and food, as well as exclusive winery tours just for members. You can even bring in one complimentary guest for your tour per month. Make sure to order your wine ahead of time, so it will be in time for the party! 


Another great way to add an Italian flair to your gathering is by setting up a charcuterie board. A charcuterie board is typically composed of cured meats, cheeses, olives, nuts, and pieces of bread. This spread is perfect for a party because it can be served as an appetizer or a main course. Cheese and crackers are the perfect snacks to have when you are drinking wine. It helps reset your palette so you can try new wines without getting the tastes combined. Here are some ideas for food pairings that complement our wines to get you started:


Decorate your space with some greenery or flowers to give it a fresh and inviting feel. For a night dinner party, dark lightning and candles are a great way to decorate your space. Turn on some soft Italian music in the background to set the mood. While you are picking up your wine at Acquaviva, stop by our wine market. Here you can find the perfect decorations to fit the Italian theme. Choose from a variety of home decor, wine accessories, and more. 


There is no dress code when it comes to your own place, but if you want to feel like you are in Italy, dress fashionably. Europeans are always dressed to impress. Just imagine you’re walking the alleys of Rome or the beaches of the Amalfi Coast – what would you wear?

Most importantly, relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family. Now it’s time to enjoy your company, good food, and great wine. Salute!

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