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Backyard Bestie Birthday Party: Donuts & Middle Sister Wine

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Did you know that you can have more than one soulmate? Sure, we all know about the romantic soulmate, but what about your foodie soulmate? Mine is donuts. We were destined to be together. Or how about a kindred spirit who just so happens to be a furry friend? I certainly have had other worldly connections with a dog or two in my life. Those that find themselves with more than one soulmate are truly blessed. Especially when they find their best friend. That person holds a connection to you like no other. They are your chosen family. She’s your sister and there’s nothing that can come between you. So for her birthday, you need to put together a proper celebration and I’m going to help you. This is my tutorial on how to create a backyard bestie birthday party with donuts and Middle Sister Wine!

Backyard Bestie Birthday Party, Donut Tower, Middle Sister Wine

My BFF soulmate and chosen sister is Annie. She is a ridiculously talented artist (and overall amazing human being) in Brooklyn. We met through our husbands who happened to be work besties, but our bond was solidified over our love of food. And fashion. And travel. And feminism. And art. And cake. And children. And cocktails. Many years have passed since our fateful meeting, many states now sit between us, and many months of separation have ticked away. But she is the Thelma to my Louise and always will be. And when I get the chance to once again spoil her on her birthday, here’s how I would do it… wine and donuts. Try to think of a better combination. I dare you! So let’s break down the elements needed to put together a kicking bestie birthday celebration…

Backyard Bestie Birthday Party, Donut Tower, Middle Sister Wine

The Wine:

There is no such thing as a backyard bestie birthday party without a good amount of quality wine. Since your bestie is a ride-or-die, partner-in-crime sort of gal, you’re going to want an equally sassy wine to go with the festivities. And I happen to have the perfect brand for this occasion… Middle Sister! Middle Sister wines were created 10 years ago by the founding women of the Wine Sisterhood. Founder Terry Wheatley was fascinated by her best friend’s middle daughter, Erin. From childhood, she was just wonderfully outrageous, free-spirited, and larger than life. Thus, Terry created Middle Sister wines for middle sisters everywhere, so they finally get the attention they deserve. Perfect, right?! Here’s the bottles you’re going to want to pick up:

  • Middle Sister Sweet & Sassy “Magic” Moscato (The label changes with the temperature!)

  • Middle Sister Rebel Red Blend

  • Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio

  • Middle Sister Wild One Malbec

  • Middle Sister Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Noir

  • Middle Sister Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Donut Tower:

Let’s cut to the chase… you don’t need anything other than donuts. Go buy a few dozen of your BFF’s favorite flavors, pile them into a tiered cake of heavenly perfection, and call it a day. Sure, you can keep up the pretenses of tea sandwiches, a colorful salad, and an hor d’oeuvres or two, but you know that all your bestie really wants is a donut tower.

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The Location:

Keep it simple and stick to the backyard. That way, all the gals can lounge about comfortably and have a serene place to enjoy a lovely day outdoors. Add an extra bit of fun to the festivities by including a bicycle and lawn games for celebratory enjoyment.

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The Decor:

This birthday party is about the little joys in life like friendship, so keep it simple. Have an ice bucket available for the wine bottles, a cozy blanket for comfy lounging in the grass, and a tray or side table to avoid spilling any wine. Get a few bouquets of your bestie’s favorite flowers and get to decorating the area. I personally like to think of flowers like confetti… cut them off the stems and shower the area with floral fireworks!

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And that’s really all you need. Spoil your BFF with these little details and then do what you two do best… talk about all things life with a glass of good wine in one hand and a donut in the other. This year, Middle Sister wines turns 10! To help celebrate, the brand is hosting a monthly Kate Spade purse sweepstakes.  Be sure to enter to win this month’s Middle Sister giveaway and remember to bring your favorite Middle Sister character along to all of your celebrations this year. Wines are available in stores across the U.S. and online. She’s never one to miss a party! Write a message to your BFF in the comments below and send them this post link so you can start scheming the next birthday extravaganza! I love you, Annie!!!

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Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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  1. Stephanie Z says:

    Middle Sister Wine looks like it has some good wines! I like the labels.

  2. Brandon Sparks says:

    This really does sound great together..

  3. Genna Shapiro says:

    Beautiful photos in this article & was a good read! Thanks!

  4. Kristen says:

    Looks amazing! I will definitely have to keep these in mind for future

  5. Lisa Brown says:

    I love wine and donuts; the labels are really cute on the wine bottles

  6. Sandra Burns says:

    Interesting concept. Looks lovely.

  7. Jennifer N says:

    Who ever would’ve thought that donuts could be made to look fancy & look natural when paired with wine! Lol, great post!

  8. Amanda Nichols says:

    I have the donuts just need the wine.

  9. Cassandra G. says:

    Wow… I need either some more skills or a bestie like you, hehe! That looks so lovely 🙂 You take beautiful photos!

  10. Christina Almond says:

    Donut and wine…two good things put together! I love the labels on that wine…so cute!

  11. Sandie k says:

    Donuts and Wine great combination in my world.

  12. Kerrianne Weaver says:

    Donuts and wine are such a simple and delicious combination.

  13. Pamela Smith says:

    Wine and donuts never thought!

  14. cathryn Rhoden says:

    Nice, but wheres the milk?LOL

  15. Bamm Jackson says:

    OMG!! Never in a million years would I thought of something so simple yet elegant and sentimental. Looks like nothing but Love, understanding and compassion went into the whole ordeal and I absolutely LOVE it.

  16. Carrie Capehart says:

    Looks like a perfect combination to me

  17. Patricia Wyman says:

    Donuts and wine? Yummmmm

  18. Tracey Taylor says:

    I like the different wine labels and the sayings for each. very cute. I love donuts but they dont like me lol

  19. Laurel Whitney says:

    I think I want the doughnut on the bottom! ?

  20. Ashley messer says:

    I like milk with my donuts I don’t know about wine but why not!

  21. Patricia says:

    I love the setup. It’d be a perfect simple date for the best friend or the boyfriend.

  22. Sherill Blanchard says:

    Great. Ideas….love it

  23. Frankie Pinnix says:

    Donuts ? and ? wine?!? I would have never thought of pairing these 2 awesome things!! Sounds delicious! Thanks for the idea ?❣️

  24. This is very pretty I would of never thought wine and donuts I love it ?

  25. Angie Borden says:

    Sounds like something awesome for the girls.

  26. Jessica Redclife says:

    Wine and donuts!! My kind of party! I love this idea! 🙂

  27. Maria Carlin says:

    I love the set up so much. Such a beautiful idea.

  28. Alphael says:

    Love this! Makes me super hungry?

  29. VictoriA says:

    Mmmm donuutttssss

  30. Ginger Harless says:

    Such a cute display!

  31. Danelle Simons says:

    This entire setup is beautiful! I love the doughnuts and I too am a middle sister so now, I want that wine !

  32. Samantha bulman says:

    I love donuts! They look delicious!! Such a great idea!!

  33. Pat Riley says:

    Wow such amazing product s . I love them all. So glad to be a part of this page wow

  34. Josephine Berlin says:

    Yum wine. No donuts though but thank you. I don’t like donuts with the glaze or sprinkles. I like them straight out of the fryer plain.

  35. AnnRanea Harris says:

    Doughnuts and wine look very good.

  36. I lost my soulmate 30 years ago. Still waiting for my next.

  37. Love the layout.

  38. Brittany Potter says:

    Looks so pretty!

  39. Genna S. says:

    Donuts….AND wine!?! wouLd never think to pair these together but now on kinda craving BOTH! LoL 🙂

  40. Brittany Potter says:

    Very beautiful setup! Looks good!

  41. Catherine says:

    Wine and donuts sound good right now

  42. Debi Keller says:

    Two of my favorite things together and so pretty at that!

  43. Desiree Hernandez says:

    I want this so bad!!!

  44. Kara Washington says:

    Love donuts and love wine , why not have them together

  45. Lisa Lawton says:

    Don’t know if I would mix donuts and wine!! Love the labels!

  46. Rosanne says:

    I’m all about those donuts so colorful and I’m sure so flavorful.

  47. Betty Curran says:

    Beautiful display but I still have doubts about pairing wine and donuts.

  48. Sarah L says:

    Very pretty set up. I still want some milk with my donuts….

  49. Krista M says:

    I love the Middle Sister wine labels! So cute! Two simple items yet when arranged so lovely like this, it’s so classy & inviting!

  50. Kelly Freeman says:

    i never would have thought to put those two together

  51. Margaret S Porter says:

    Dana Rodriquez this would be so much fun! Lets do it!

  52. Catherine Robichaud says:

    What an interesting pair, wine and donuts. I love the way you presented it, so pretty.

    1. Glenna Walker says:

      Nice composition!!

  53. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is such a great idea. I love how you paired these things up!

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