With all that time I spent making Hay Cones and Door Bows for Quinn’s Party, I had to cut corners somewhere and where is that you might ask? Oh, the only thing that people really care about when they come to a party… the FOOD! But hear me out because I’ve never had so many people tell me how great the food was at a party.
Here’s what I whipped up (and outsourced) FAST, EASY and CHEAP!
A big spiral ham. We fed 45 people on $20!
My mom’s delicious cole slaw. It’s no-lie the best. Let me know if you want the recipe, I’ll hook you up.
Rick’s pinto beans. This is a great item to slow cook overnight.
Jacinda’s store-bought potato salad. Kinda trashy but so delicious.
and a big fruit salad in a watermelon basket, old school!
Plus lots of soft rolls and a giant jar of dill pickles.
For drinks we did a 2 big vats of iced tea and lemonade and regularly replenished glass pitchers on a self-serve table. We added scraps of fabric to these mason jars so folks wouldn’t misplace their glass. And of course there was lots of beer, and juice and water for the kiddos.
Everything could be cooked in advance and served room-temp/warm. It was so low maintenance that I actually had fun at my own party, I mean Quinn’s party, you know what I mean.