I received free product in exchange for my honest review.
Food plays an important role in family get-togethers and events that involve socializing with others. Sometimes, you have the energy to recreate a Pinterest masterpiece, while other times, you just need a quick and easy appetizer. Good news, a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray not only provides an assortment of tasty edibles for every situation, but doesn’t take hours to prepare. Additionally, a resealable tray offers convenient portability, organization and storage of the enclosed crackers, meat and cheese.
So, how does this Hormel party tray taste, and just how useful is this product
10 Ways to Serve a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray
1. Football (or other sport’s) Party
Are you ready for some football? You may decorate a little, but we all know that besides the gridiron festivities on TV, people are definitely looking forward to the food, snacks and drinks. If you’re hosting a football party for family and friends, a decent mix of finger foods and appetizers can satisfy the pickiest of eaters.
I was able to choose a Hormel party tray to sample while watching a little football with the family. Out of three options, I chose the HORMEL GATHERINGS® Supreme Party Tray, which consists of 39.7 ounces of the following:
- HORMEL® Hard Salami
- HORMEL® Genoa Salami
- Sargento® Pepper Jack Cheese
- Sargento® Colby Jack Cheese
- Round Crispy Crackers
- Assorted Pitted Olives
The contents in the Supreme Party Tray are individually packaged to make sure the food stays fresh. The pre-cut cheese squares paired with the thinly sliced meat atop a crunchy cracker are really good and filling. I also like that the party tray I selected was made with pepper jack cheese…we like a little heat around here. I did find a couple, kind-of dry (rough-around-the-edges) cheese pieces in the tray, but overall, I was impressed with the freshness of the food. The addition of olives in this party tray is also a unique feature. My father is a fan of olives, and I like picking out the green ones…so this was a well-received option.
2. Outdoor Sporting Events (like a tailgate)
Need something uncomplicated to snack on while you’re waiting for the hamburgers and hot dogs to grill? Bring a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray to a tailgating event and give people something to munch on while they wait to see their favorite team.
3. Picnics, BBQs & Camping Trips
In addition to supplementing a picnic spread, crackers, cheese and deli meat go a long way when you’re out in the woods and need a quick, pick-me-up before going on a hike or pitching a tent. A Hormel party tray also helps calm rumbling stomachs at family BBQs in the park.
4. Pre-Holiday Dinner Snacks
Before the main course is served at a holiday dinner (like Thanksgiving or Christmas), set out a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray to keep family and friends from hovering over the cook(s) in the kitchen.
5. Girls’ Night In
Do you know what goes well with cheese and crackers? Wine! So, the next time it’s your turn for hosting an evening with the ladies, an easy appetizer option is a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray. I suggest the Supreme Party Tray because the olives add a nice touch.
6. Housewarming Party
Warmly welcome guests to a new home by serving a spread that looks like it took a long time to prepare, but was really an effortless solution provided by Hormel.
7. Real Estate Open House
Real estate agents often set out cookies, snacks and beverages to make potential home buyers feel “at home” while touring a property. Organize an unforgettable open house with a party tray filled with a tasty sampling of meat, cheese and crackers.
8. School Open House
A good ol’ fashioned spread of appetizers can serve as a delicious ice breaker between parents and teachers at the start of a new school year (especially for a new teacher…this is a memorable moment for you…celebrate!). A HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray is large enough to accommodate a night full of educational excitement.
9. Business Meetings
No one likes to do business on an empty stomach…so why don’t you welcome clients, business partners and co-workers to large meetings with a party tray that encourages participants to stay motivated and satiated.
10. Office Party
If you want stress free party planning for the office, a ready-made HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to bring something to the table without spending a lot of time, money and energy.
There are three HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays to choose from: the 1) Supreme that I had (with Havarti and Pepperjack cheese), 2) Hard Salami & Pepperoni (with Colby Jack and cheddar cheese), and 3) Honey Ham & Turkey (with Colby Jack and cheddar cheese).
How would you use a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray?
Disclosure: I received complimentary Hormel products to test out and share my honest opinion. All thoughts and experiences in this post are my own.