Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social!
Fall is all about family, fun, football and falling for Merlot here in my house. I love entertaining! Especially now that fall is here and the weather is so nice in Phoenix. I will use any excuse to host a fun gathering. October is International Merlot Month and what better way to celebrate that Merlot is back then throw a Sunday Funday Football get together! I’ll be drinking Decoy Merlot all month and using the #MerlotMe. Use it too and fall for Merlot with me & check out MerlotMe.com.
This weekend brought rain and cool air outside…two things rare here in the desert. I swooped up this opportunity to make a big pot of chili & invite some neighborhood friends over to watch football. Impromptu Chili Bar and Decoy Merlot were the perfect mix.
While the kids play up stairs you’ll find me laughing in the kitchen with the ladies while the gents are watching the big game, The Chiefs vs The Patriots. Relaxing and chatting with my friends over a glass of Merlot is just what I needed this weekend. After a long week of work and kids, recharging my soul with girl time and Merlot filled my heart.
Setting the Scene
I love matching the decor for my get together with theme! Tiny footballs, a couple football signs and mini helmets were easy to add. My table was already decorated for fall. Mini footballs look so cute nestled among my white pumpkins. I set Decoy Merlot on the cutest little wood boards so they our guests could help themselves.
Cute football signs and mini football helmets dressed the chili bar just enough. I am all about simplicity and I love little touches to make it special.
I made the chili bar banner this weekend with Olivia. She’s always down for a craft project. I used my banner punch board to whip this up quickly. I love being able to make a banner for whatever we are hosting. Make a big pot of chili, grab your favorite toppings, Decoy Merlot and the Chili Bar is ready!
How will you enjoy your Merlot this month?
Grab a bottle of Decoy Wine and pour a couple glasses. We will fall for Merlot all month long. One way we will enjoy a glass or two together is a Date Night In! Once a week we get the girls to bed and we take some time to chat and sip together. Share your #MerlotMe moments on social and enjoy International Merlot Month with me this October!
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