Monday, February 12, 2018

30-Minute Party Planning

This post is intended for an audience of adults age 21 and older.  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Bacardi.  All opinions are mine alone.  #SignatureSips #CollectiveBias

Mike and I absolutely love hosting at our home, and our mantra is always, "the more the merrier!"  We'll be at the bar with friends and plan an impromptu party for the next day to play corn hole or watch a game on tv.  Always encouraging friends to bring more friends, we never really know how many people will show up.  We make sure we always have tons of food on-hand, and what a better way to make game day entertaining easy and quick than with take-out?!
Mike's absolute favorite for food fast has always been Wendy's.  Not only do they have a great variety of food for a party but also a new line of signature drinks, only available at Wendy's.  For our last-minute party, these drinks made the perfect mixer for Bacardi spirits.
In addition to the mixed drinks, we also decided on a chili and baked potato bar.  Putting together a "bar" is my favorite way to serve food for a party - it's so easy to do and honestly, it looks like you put in so much time and effort.  Only you need to know the secret!  Guests can fix their own plates and eat whenever they're feeling hungry.

Here was our Wendy's order for our party:
- 3 large Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chiller® beverages
- 3 bowls of Chili
- 4 Baked Potatoes
We also shopped for:
- Bacardi Dragonberry
- Bacardi Limon
- Grey Goose Original
- cheddar cheese
- avocados
- tomatoes
- tortilla chips
First, we set up our food station: slicing avocados and tomatoes, shredding cheese, and pouring Chili and chips into bowls.  
Next, we iced down our drinks.  I poured the signature drinks in pitchers and set out the liquor for guests to choose their favorite - another way to make sure everyone is happy and can enjoy their favorite!
Now, we're ready to party!
Pour a drink, starting with the Strawberry Passionfruit FruiTea Chillers®, hand shaken with freshly brewed, organic Honest ® Tropical Green Tea, real strawberry passion fruit flavored juice, and add in a splash of Bacardi.  Rum Cocktails are among the ten most popular drinks.  If rum isn't your guests' style, another great option to have on-hand is vodka, and Grey Goose Vodka is known as the world’s best tasting vodka!
Load a Baked Potato with Chili and all the fresh toppings!
Now you're ready to entertain friends!  Isn't this the best type of party?  Ready in 30 minutes, easy for the hostess, delicious, and self-serve.
What's your favorite food or drink for a party?


BLovedBoston said...

I have to say - I loved the baked potatoes from wendy's when I was in college - they were my favorite! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Missy said...

Did wendy's everywhere have the super bar, basically like a buffet? I wasn't sure if that was just a New Orleans thing or not. This is such a cute idea!

Rebecca Jo said...

How clever! They do have the best baked potatoes.
But I really hope you came home with a Frosty for yourself ;)

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Mmm! It all looks so great! I like how you incorporated Wendy's! I love the presentation!

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

I love the chili from Wendy's and way prefer to buy it from there for a party instead of buying all the ingredients and making it yourself, which actually probably adds up to be more expensive. The baked potatoes are also a good idea for a party side. The chilled strawberry passionate mixer sounds delish spiked with some vodka! lol Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Jen said...

Their baked potatoes are some of the best! Yum!

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