Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hosting a Party for the Big Game with World Market

We love football, and especially love having friends over to watch the Big Game. This week, I got the chance to shop at World Market for supplies we will need to host a fun football party. I LOVE LOVE LOVE World Market, because not only can you find great furniture, serving ware, place settings, and centerpieces there, but you can also find a fantastic selection of food and drinks, many of which are not available at most grocery stores.

I wanted to set up a buffet table in the back yard with snacks, drinks, and napkins. I got this gorgeous Laurel  table runner and two sets of buffet napkins: Ocean Blue, and Golden Yellow. These colors are the theme for the overall table.

I also purchased some beautiful margarita glasses and pitcher with gorgeous cobalt blue handles and rims. World Market carries a lot of great drink mixes, and I went ahead and bought some organic margarita mix. I'm so excited to serve it in my new glasses.

I found three ceramic mixing bowls in green, blue, and yellow that are perfect for serving chips.

And this little guy? Too cute! I think this little elephant serving bowl might be my favorite World Market find of all. A perfect way to serve these fun football shaped pretzels.

Here are all of the food items I found at World Market:

1. Utz Football Shaped Pretzels

2. Frontera Tortilla Chips

3. Frontera Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

4. Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix

5. World Market Sparkling Mineral Water

6. Frontera Salsa (So delicious!): Jalapeno Cilantro and Mango Key Lime

7. Arizona Gunslinger Hot Sauce Sampler Pack (My husband is especially excited about this)

I am really obsessed with serving things in individual containers. My sister-in-law, Jill, made something similar to this at her daughter's amazing Mississippi River themed first birthday party. I found these small square glass containers at World Market that were perfect for this individual layered chip dip. Plus, I love how you can see all of the layers along the side.

Individual Layered Chip Dip


1. Ground Beef
2. World Market Taco Seasoning (Ridiculously delicious! So much better than the packaged taco seasoning from the grocery store.)
3. Sour Cream
4. Diced Tomatoes
5. Shredded Cheese
6. Frontera Jalapeno Cilantro Salsa (from World Market)
7. Diced Green Onions


1. Brown 1 pound of ground beef. Follow the instructions on the World Market Taco Seasoning (Add 1/4 cup seasoning and 3/4 cup water).

2. Add a layer of Frontera salsa.

3. Add a layer of sour cream, and spread it out evenly.

4. Add a layer of diced tomatoes.

5. Add a layer of shredded cheese.

6. Add a layer of diced green onions.

(Optional: You could add other layers such as queso, refried beans, or guacamole)

These little glass containers are great! They are such a good value and are great for so many fun individual sized treats.

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ready for Some Football with Rubbermaid

We love football at my house. Go Cowboys! One of my favorite parts about football is how it brings friends and family together, whether at a fun tailgating party, through "did you see that play?!" phone calls to your dad during a big game, or through a Sunday afternoon curled up on the sofa with your family cheering for your favorite team.

It's great to be prepared for any parties you might be attending (or hosting) this football season. One of our favorite snacks to take with us (or serve) is chips and dip. In the past, I've brought a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of salsa to a friend's house, only to have them have to find bowls for them. Other times, I've brought nice dishes covered in plastic wrap, spilled salsa in my car, and left my favorite dishes behind. Now, I've found Rubbermaid Take-Alongs and Easy Find Lids, and I have a new go-to way to take snacks.

What's GREAT, is that Target is offering coupons for these Rubbermaid products. (You can print the coupons HERE).

Here's what I did: I used one of the large Take-Along Rubbermaid containers for the chips. One bag of tortilla chips fit perfectly in this container. These containers also are a great value, so you won't have to worry about accidentally leaving one behind. They also have a no-leak seal so that you can transport all kinds of things without worrying about spills in your car.

Then, I used some of the smaller Easy Find Lid Rubbermaid containers for salsa and guacamole. I especially love these Easy Find Lid containers. The lids snap onto the bottom of the containers, so that you won't loose them. You can even stack all of the lids together. I used some of the smallest of these containers to take extra sides to go with the chips and dip: shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, jalapeƱos, and fresh cilantro. These are great for on the go, or for storing food at home. We don't have a lot of storage in our kitchen, so I especially appreciate how easily they stack together and store neatly.

Don't forget to print these great Rubbermaid coupons at Target's website. There is one coupon for the Easy Find Lids containers and one for the Take-Alongs.

Rubbermaid is hosting a Game Day Party Sweepstakes.  They are offering the chance to win an Easy Find Lids Party Pack, a 48Qt Cooler and $100 VISA gift card! Awesome!

Enter to win HERE. (Entries are limited to one entry per person / per email address / per day. Sweepstakes starts December 19, 2012 and ends January 21, 2013.)

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What about YOU? What is your favorite snack to bring to a party? Which of these containers would you want to try out?

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.


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