New Year’s Eve is getting close and between Christmas and January 1st, there is a whole lot of time to plan a get-together. When I’m short on time one of my first stops is Sam’s Club. It’s the one store where I know I can get ready made meals, fresh products for a few semi-homemade dishes and anything I need to serve it all on.
Like in years past, we’re planning a small get-together with family and a spread of appetizers to munch on as we wait for the ball to drop. I took the family with me to Sam’s Club so we could put together a “Luxe for Less” party menu that wouldn’t require much clean-up (and we spent less than $100).
Food Finds at Sam’s Club
One of my favorite things about Sam’s Club is the assortment of bulk fresh, frozen and baked goodies you can find that are perfect for entertaining. I always visit the bakery first where I find my favorite cocktail croissants that are baked to perfect, buttery and flaky. For an appetizer platter these are great to serve as is or sliced with some ham salad or even fresh cheese slices. Also in the bakery is the mini brownie bites that are great with a can of cherry pie filling for dipping or fresh whipped cream.
The frozen foods department is where I always find the best appetizers for entertaining. There’s no work involved and the flavors will make your guests think you’re a chef with the Daily Chef Chicken & Bacon Bruschetta.
In the produce section I love bringing home a big carton of seedless green grapes and the juicy strawberries can be perfectly paired with Korbel Brut Sweet Rose Champagne to make this easy Strawberry & Champagne Granita for a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Last but not least, you need some beautiful platters to serve all those appetizers on. The 8 pc lazy susan party server (seen above) is perfect for the occasion where you want to serve up several appetizers and dips. Or you can get more fancy with the tiered buffet server.
Need more ideas for your own “Luxe for Less” holiday party? Visit sams.com/meals online where you’ll find recipes and wine pairing suggestions for your favorite party foods.
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Disclosure – I was provided with a membership, gift card to shop and Godiva Designer Cup & Saucer gift set.