Wonderful Ways to Host A Summer White Party

Written By Jean Sexton

Posted 07/13/18

Updated 07/13/18


For many years, well-known fashion and entertainment celebrities have been hosting elegant “white parties” each summer in New York’s stylish Hamptons neighborhood. Featuring all-white clothing and décor, these iconic events are a celebration of all things warm weather-related and summer-worthy—including wines! 

Ready to host your own summer white party? Biltmore Wines and Biltmore For Your Home have teamed up with some hot tips for a cool time!

Summer white wine party at Biltmore

Guests enjoying a wine-themed party outdoors

Choose your location

“We recommend choosing your location first, as that really sets the tone for the party,” said Jill Whitfield, Wine Marketing Manager. “An outdoor location is ideal, but make sure you have a back-up plan for weather and plenty of shade and other conveniences for your guests.”

Tip: Gardens and patios with easy access to the indoors makes for a great party, and hosting your event poolside makes a big splash!

Glasses of Biltmore white wine with picnic

White wines pair perfectly with summer picnics

Wonderful white wines

“It’s not a summer white party without white wines,” Jill said, “and Biltmore wines include wonderful options from still to sparkling.”

Tip: Offer flights of whites for your guests to taste and enjoy. The following Biltmore wine flights are listed in our recommended tasting order from lighter styles to those with more body.

Dry white flight: Biltmore Estate Pinot Grigio, Biltmore Estate Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc, Biltmore Estate Chardonnay, and Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Chardonnay.
Sweet white flight: Biltmore Estate Limited Release Gewürztraminer, Biltmore Estate Limited Release Muscat Canelli, Century Sweet White, Biltmore Estate Limited Release Chenin Blanc.
Sparkling white flight: Biltmore Estate Brut, Château Reserve Blanc de Blancs, Biltmore Estate Blanc de Blancs, Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir.

Biltmore For Your Home Artisan Collection serveware

Biltmore For Your Home Artisan Serveware Collection

White-themed decor

According to Holly Clark, Marketing Manager, Biltmore For Your Home, it’s easy to make the most of white-themed décor with estate-inspired offerings from our licensed partners.

“The pieces from our Artisan Serveware Collection by Belk feature light-colored acacia wood and marble, making a great style statement that’s wonderfully functional, too,” Holly said.

Tip: Start with our Artisan White Marble Pastry Board to create a serving station or a centerpiece foundation for florals. Pair our Artisan White Marble Coasters with any of the wine flights above, then use our Artisan Acacia and Marble Oval Cheese Board to serve a selection of delicious cheeses that complement the wines—elegant and easy! Bonus: The light wood of our Artisan Acacia Salad Bowl and Salad Claws won’t clash with your white theme, so go ahead and serve in style. 

Friends toasting with Biltmore sparkling wineCheers to your wonderful summer white party!

Keep it simple

Once you’ve chosen your location, selected wines, and styled your décor, what’s left? Invite friends and family to join you for a wonderful summer celebration!

Tip: Keep the party kid-friendly with plenty of Biltmore Sparkling Grape Juice!

Featured blog image: Glasses of Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay North Carolina