Do not feel like you have to do it all! My number one secret for parties is store bought! For the Pineapple Party, I went with storebought food and pre-made flower arrangements. It’s all about presentation anyways, so take away the stress of being a chef and a florist and just opt for the store bought route.
Food Trays from Sam’s Club
All of my girlfriends swear by Sam’s Club for food and flowers, so that was, of course, the first place I went. I picked up a Member’s Mark Assorted Pinwheel Wraps Party Tray, which included includes 40 wraps, 20 buffalo chicken spread pinwheels and 20 sun-dried tomato turkey lavash pinwheels. For $29.98, you can take that stress off your plate for and for 40 wraps that is an awesome deal!
I also grabbed a Member’s Mark Fruit and Cheese Party Tray with Apples. This is 6.5 pounds of fruit and cheese for only $22.98. YASS! The tray is an assortment of fresh fruit paired with delicious Colby-Jack and cheddar cubes.
To bump up the preparation I replated the trays with platters I already had. This gives it more of a homemade feel without all the hassle and guess what?!? People LOVED it!
Pre-Made Flower Arrangements from Sam’s Club
I do not claim to do it all, so outsourcing flowers is right up my alley. I first heard about Sam’s flowers a few months back at a girlfriend’s baby shower. She had beautiful arrangements and everyone was like yeah, duh! Sam’s Club! I felt slightly betrayed that my girlfriends were holding out on this secret from me, but also thankful because flowers can be pricey.
Now I am hooked, Sam’s Club has the best flowers at the best prices and you can get them in store or even order online. I am amazed by how fresh the flowers are. The flowers from my arrangement were grown on a high plateau (Sabana) in the Andes Mountains near Bogota, Colombia. WHAT?!
The 6 petite flower arrangements retailing at $$19.98 each. The flowers in each of my arrangements were 2 yellow Atlantis pompons, 2 hot pink alstroemeria, 1 orange spray roses, 2 cream stock, 1 mini green hydrangea, 1 orange Asiatic lily, 1 solidago, 1 hot pink dianthis.
No party is complete without food and flowers, but why kill yourself over those things, seriously y’all head to Sam’s Club for your next party.