10 Ways to Celebrate, Entertain and Feed Lots of People with a #Hormel Gatherings Party Tray

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.

100 thoughts on “10 Ways to Celebrate, Entertain and Feed Lots of People with a #Hormel Gatherings Party Tray”

  1. Anne Higgins says:

    It would be shared by family/friends for any get together as our neighborhood ALWAYS has a reason for a party!

  2. Trisha McKee says:

    I would use it on Christmas Eve. I have family and friends stopping in all day. This would be perfect to set out – quality and great taste.

  3. James Coyne says:

    I would use it as a snack for the house on superbowl sunday

  4. Janice Gabriel says:

    I would use it for visitor gatherings over the holiday season.

  5. Philip Lawrence says:

    I would use it to help feed my friends at my Super Bowl party as my contributuion top the pot luck dinner.

  6. Breanne says:

    I would use it at my Christmas party.

  7. Miz Vickik says:

    when having friends over!

  8. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I could use this party tray to make my holiday party a great one this year.

  9. Kristin McCall says:

    I would use it at my Christmas Eve party.

  10. Kathryn C says:

    I would use Hormel party tray either for Christmas Eve when we gather together early in the evening for snacks/light refreshments before going to Midnight Mass OR perhaps would use it for New Years Eve party!

    Kathryn C

  11. Amy Deeter says:

    I would use a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray for my super bowl party

  12. Julie Waldron says:

    I would use it for my daughters birthday, which is on New Year’s Eve.

  13. Lisa says:

    I would use a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray at family cookouts and birthday parties.

  14. Mary Gardner says:

    We always have snack type foods on New Year’s Eve while waiting to watch the ball drop, so I would serve it then.

  15. Linda G. says:

    I would use the party tray at our family New Years gathering

  16. Cassandra says:

    I would use a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray for a game day get together at our house or to bring to someone else’s house.

  17. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would use a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Tray as an addition to my Christmas snack/appetizer party. It would go over well, I believe.

  18. I don’t have parties, so I would keep it on hand for me and my hubby for lunches and snacks. Thanks and God Bless!

  19. Sarah Ann says:

    This would be fantastic at one of our many Christmas family get togethers!

  20. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would use it for our New Year’s party.

  21. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    Perfect for football Sunday.

  22. Ed says:

    This would be on the appetizer table at the Christmas open house!

  23. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would love to bring a Hormel Gatherings Party Tray to my grandma’s Christmas Eve party.

  24. Karrie says:

    I would use it for our superbowl party

  25. Tonya Mcminn says:

    I would use a hornet tray at our Christmas Eve party

  26. Brenda Robinson says:

    I would use during football games on Sunday for a snack before dinner.

  27. kendra Noble says:

    I would use this tray for our upcoming Christmas/New Years eve party! looks Yummy!

  28. Angela Thorpe says:

    I’d use this for some of the snacks on Christmas Eve

  29. susan smoaks says:

    this is awesome. we will use these for our next tailgating party.

  30. Sarah Mathias says:

    I would use this as an early appetizer before Christmas dinner.

  31. Erica B. says:

    I’d use it for a holiday party.

  32. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would use it for Christmas Eve snacking

  33. Michelle C says:

    This would be perfect for our Christmas Eve gathering.

  34. Suzanne says:

    I would use the Hormel Party Tray while hosting family over the holidays!

  35. Charlene S. says:

    This would be perfect for our weekly family game night.

  36. Angie Ford says:

    I would take the snack tray to a work function!

  37. Amity J says:

    I would serve it as a snack before the big grub at Christmas..

  38. Leela says:

    I would set it out for guests during Christmas Eve or Christmas.

  39. Ashley C says:

    I would use it for Christmas Eve snacking!

  40. jenny says:

    This would help me out so much on time! Between family, friends, schools, works and everything else in between!

  41. Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    This would be great to have at our christmas eve party.

  42. Denise B. says:

    I would use it for Christmas Eve when we put out all kinds of goodies to celebrate.

  43. Francine Anchondo says:

    for a football party

  44. Lynne T says:

    I would use it for either a New Year’s Eve gathering or a girls night at my house.

  45. Deb says:

    This party tray would be perfect for the bowl games.

  46. Antoinette M says:

    I would serve this on our next Bingo night.

  47. beth says:

    I would use the hormel tray for my holiday party.

  48. Donna L says:

    I will use this for our New Year’s eve get-together.

  49. Alexandra Y says:

    I would use it for a family get together.

  50. Julie Bickham says:

    I would have this out at my holiday get together with my family.

  51. I love Hormel party trays. They are perfect for the Holidays and all year long.

  52. Tim says:

    I would use them for our family game nights, but I also think they would be great for potlucks.

  53. This is such a great idea! This is a guarantee I have more time to watch the game instead of being int he kitchen.

  54. Debbie Erickson says:

    We have lots of impromptu get togethers at our house! A Hormel party tray would be a helpful to have on hand and pull out when needed.

  55. reesa says:

    These are perfect for busy people who still love to entertain, like myself! And Hormel is a delicious brand!

  56. Kim says:

    I have seen this at a few parties already this year. Everyone love it.

  57. Jeanine says:

    Love these meal trays! Perfect for a board game night, Christmas Eve/Day dinner or even for a football game night! Kids would love these too as a snack!

  58. Kim Avery says:

    I would use this during our Christmas Day open house where every one is invited to eat and enjoy themselves.

  59. Nickole Heim says:

    i would use it at our christmas party

  60. I love putting together holiday parties! The last one I hosted was the Super Bowl, and it was so much fun to create all the appetizers and snacks and decorate! I can’t wait for my next food gathering!

  61. crystle tellerday says:

    I would use it as a appetizer before christmas dinner

  62. HORMEL GATHERINGS Party Tray sounds amazing especially for events like holiday gathering. Easy and simple to do and affordable price too.
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  63. Melissa says:

    i would use this when guests come over or on christmas eve with the family!

  64. t anderson says:

    I would use the Hormel party trays to impress my friends who think I don’t know my way around the kitchen. (They’re right!)

  65. alice minx says:

    I’d take it to work for our weekly potluck

  66. This is also good when you have surprise guests over! I think it’s awesome that it’s already cut and packed in a way that all you have to do is set it up in a lovely plate!

  67. cheryl s says:

    I’d put this out for an appetizer on Christmas eve

  68. heather s says:

    I would use them when we watch football. Love these

  69. HilLesha says:

    Food trays like this one are perfect for food gatherings, especially during the holiday season. I’ll probably be picking up a couple of these for an upcoming family gathering.

  70. Cindy says:

    These trays are a necessity for parties. As much as I love to cook for my gatherings, it’s also nice to have these easy, ready made trays for snacking or to go along with all the other goodies I make or people bring.
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  71. Tami says:

    We just picked a couple of these up from our grocery store. One, we ate at home, just because. The other one we took to church. It’s always much more fun when there’s food with fellowship.

  72. Jeanine says:

    I adore hormel. I get the smaller ones and call them adult lunchables, and eat them for lunch during the week quite often. These look awesome and I’d love to have them on hand for the holidays! Will be a favourite for sure!

  73. Mary Somerville says:

    We have a family get together on New Year’s Eve thru New Year’s Day, this would be a perfect snack for then.

  74. paige chandler says:

    I would serve it for Friday night bridge club.

  75. wendi says:

    we have these many times on Sundays during football for great snacking!!

  76. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    This would be great for a New Year’s Eve Party.

  77. We love Hormel trays for NYE parties. The kids really love having snack food to eat while playing games.

  78. I would use this for a family gathering.

  79. Lisa Bourlier says:

    Perfect for the Holidays! I plan to use one for guests at our Holiday events!

  80. I love these trays! they are so convenient and the best appetizer to have at a party!

  81. Jessica says:

    I bought this tray many times! it is perfect to bring at parties and gatherings! It’s always so good!

  82. Michelle Hill says:

    I would use this on Christmas Eve when we are watching our favorite holiday movies.

  83. When my friends have gatherings on Friday nights, this is my go to tray. I’ll run by and pick one up and doctor it up with a homemade mustard dip. Fast, and tasty!
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  84. These are so perfect for this time of the year. We actually take these for our kids holiday parties at school. All of the kids LOVE them. We also have them on hand for appetizer options for when we have small gatherings. SO handy and easy!
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  85. Peter G says:

    Use this for movie night at home.

  86. This is perfect for the holidays and really any type of entertaining. Such a great idea and makes one less thing for the host to do.

  87. Leah says:

    My brother and sister inlaw are hosting Christmas this year. I would use this tray at their house as an appetizer.
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  88. Renee G says:

    I would use this as an appetizer for our Christmas Eve gathering

  89. Jackie says:

    I’d use a HORMEL GATHERINGS Party Tray at our Christmas Eve get-together.
    Thank you!

  90. Jennifer Van Huss says:

    That looks like a delicious spread for the holidays! Cheese and meat platter go really well at parties and it is a great way to serve a lot of people!

  91. Melanie says:

    I would like to try the Honey Ham & Turkey (with Colby Jack and cheddar cheese). I always see these at the store, but I have never tried them. They would definitely be great for Holiday entertaining during this time of the year.

  92. Tara pittman says:

    I would use it for new year eve.

  93. Tracy Pryor says:

    I would serve it for Christmas brunch.

  94. JoAnn F says:

    I would use it as a appetizer before Christmas dinner.

  95. Ann Fantom says:

    I would serve the HORMEL GATHERINGS Party Tray at our Christmas party

  96. Cassie says:

    A platter is such a perfect way to feed a large group! You can do so many different things with it too! Thank you for the inspiration!

  97. these are great for quick holiday or friend gatherings and it alwasy seems to disappear, they are tasty and easy.
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  98. I love these Hormel party trays! They are perfect for holidays, tailgating, and for back yard bbq’s to munch on with a crowd.
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  99. We love these Hormel Party Trays! We had one during the Thanksgiving weekend. Reasonably priced, and there’s no prep time. Those are huge wins! We plan on bringing one to our friend’s house for the Super Bowl!

  100. Taylor Aube says:

    This is so perfect for a football game or a holiday gathering! Such a great idea and it looks so yummy 🙂

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