If you are throwing a sports themed party (like I did recently – here), you may be wondering how to incorporate all those salty, sporty snacks into your event. I decided to do a play on the oh-so popular sweet dessert tables. We swapped out most of the sweet goodies for sporty favorites like sunflower seeds and Cracker Jacks.
These “Halftime Snacks” were a huge hit. I often found guests scooping up their favorites into individual bags and even huddling (get it) around the table grabbing handfuls of these salty treats.
The “Halftime Snacks” sign was adapted from a free printable from Hostess with the Mostess. See the DIY originals here.
Classic sport favorites like Big League Chew and Slim Jims fit into this sports theme perfectly.
This savory (and a little sweet) dessert table included: Sunflower seeds, peanuts, pretzels, Corn Nuts, Slim Jims, Cracker Jacks, Big League Chew, Hot Tamales and Boston Baked Beans.
Overall, we think we hit a home run with this table. What do you think? Did we leave something out?
Today is National Donut Day, and in honor as such a sweet calendar event- I thought I would share some great donut inspiration with you. The next time you are planning a party- consider swapping your traditional cake out and serve donuts instead.
Looking for an excuse to host a get together or searching for some Italian party ideas? Today we are teaming up with Bertolli Frozen Meals sharing a few easy Italian party recipes along with your chance to win a GRAND Carneval celebration giveaway!
You know Bertolli, right? Their frozen Italian dishes offer luscious Italian experience in the comfort of your own home- simple, just how I like it!
As you may have already heard, Bertolli Frozen Meals recently launched a new series of webisodes titled “Into the Heart of Italy: Six Adventures, Three Celebrities, One Mission… To Unlock the Secrets of Italian Passion for Food and Life.” In this episode, celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito and actors Marisa Tomei and Dan Cortese celebrate the Italian festival of Carnevale, ride a shrimp boat, and cook a Garlic Shrimp, Penne and Cherry Tomato dinner. Check it out:
Since none of us are likely to be setting sail for Italy, we thought we would bring the Italian Carnevale to you! We are giving you all the chance to host your own Italian celebration inspired by this episode. We have all the goods you’ll need to host your ow party. We will send one winner a gift valued at $115. You can enjoy your Bertolli Frozen Meals for dinner then finish the celebration in true Italian style with homemade gelato, Italian espresso and the sounds of contemporary Italian music.
One winner will receive prize valued at approximately $115:
· Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
· Bialetti Espresso Machine
· Two Crate & Barrel Espresso Cups and Saucers
· iTunes Gift Card with Suggested Contemporary Italian Playlist
· Two VIP coupons for a Bertolli Frozen Meal for two that will transport you to Italy in just 10 minutes
Watch the webisode (above) and comment about your favorite scene in the video and answer the episode’s clue.
So I was tweeting away last night about making these rainbow cupcakes ….well I wanted to share the finished pictures with you all. We are going to deliver these to our neighbors today wishing them a luck St. Patrick’s Day. If you are looking for a last minute treat– these are simple. I even had everything to make these rainbow cupcakes right in my pantry!
See how bright these are? I used plain white cupcake liners. And made these flags using my computer and a toothpick.
I couldn’t resist a close up!
They look so cheerful all in a row, don’t they?
What about on a tray? I got this great green tray at target for only $2.50, score! Here is a better look:
See, great tray… right?
Need I say more? Make someone lucky today and make these bright cupcakes.
*note: I did not have a box of white cake mix so I used this scratch recipe….really, really easy and taste so much better. I will never go back to the box.
I got so much interest when I posted these on our Facebook wall, that I decided to share them here as well.
Want to make your family smile on a Sunday morning? Serve them up a cheerfulbreakfast surprise, rainbowpancakes! They are simple to make. Prepare your favorite pancake batter as usual- then divide it amongst separate bowls and add food coloring to each bowl (I used 5 colors here but you could use 6 colors in the rainbow). Then, cook like normal!
Did you know that today is National Sandwich Day? In the spirit of the beloved sandwich, I thought it would be a perfect time to suggest serving sandwiches at your next party. Sandwiches are the perfect party food: Easy to make, inexpensive, easy to serve and eat, and kids LOVE them!
What about serving sandwiches to compliment your party theme? Here are two adorable animal themed sandwiches: