May 25 is National Wine Day — gather friends to celebrate with a wine-tasting party! Wine-tasting parties are a great way to gather friends, and they needn’t be stuffy. In fact, wine tastings can be downright colorful, and that’s before you’ve had your first sip! We show you how:

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Colorful glassware sets the tone that this isn’t your average wine-snob soiree. Go with the theme of color and fun with playful accessories, too: a gentlemanly corkscrew, an icicle cork to help get white wine to the primo temp pronto, a gleaming monogrammed wine stopper, a rainbow of bow-tie charms to help guests keep track of whose glass is whose. Corral all of these bright delights on a festive tray, set out cheeky napkins, and prepare to uncork. A fun game of wine trivia and you’re ready to let the good times roll. Cheers!

Clockwise from left: invitation, Evite Postmark; pink zebra cocktail napkins, Society Social; Alessandro M. corkscrew, Alessi on Amazon; Wine Smarts, Z Gallerie; cheval orange wine glass, CB2; gold monogram wine stopper, C.Wonder; Corkcicle, Uncommon Goods; lacquer tray, iomoi; Joie wine charms, Joie on Amazon.

Get your guests in the spirit by sending a festive invitation:

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