My mom does a lot for me. It’s mostly the typical “grandma” stuff – watching the kids, helping with a load of laundry or two every so often – but it’s really appreciated. I don’t have a lot of opportunity to return the favor because she just doesn’t need that much help. But recently, she had a really special day, and I helped out by bringing a little informal party to her! I put together a simple and quick cracker tray with dips, cheeses and meat (because who doesn’t love Town House crackers, right?) and we headed over to her house for a small celebration.
I do want to share a really special family moment with you guys today, and the reason for our little celebration. This is my mom – at her baptism!
Not many kids get to witness that for their parents, and I’m so happy for her. But with it being such a big day, the last thing I wanted her to worry about was entertaining. It was her day to enjoy, so I put a little party together, and I brought it to her! I didn’t make it elaborate or fancy – sometimes, simple is the best approach. (It’s my philosophy that easy entertaining is the best kind there is!)
On small plates and bowls, I put together mix-and-match finger foods, and I added paper plates and cocktail napkins. I dished it up to be ready-to-serve, and covered the dishes with plastic wrap. That way, all I had to do was bring in the tray and take off the wrap, and the party was on! Here’s what I put on my tray:
- Town House Original Crackers
- Town House Pita Crackers
- Town House Pretzel Crackers
- Town House Flatbread Crackers
- Spinach dip (click for the recipe)
- Muffuletta olive dip (click for the recipe)
- Havarti cheese
- Colby-Jack cheese
- Sliced salami
- Carrot sticks
- Celery sticks
Also consider adding things like easy spreads, hummus, pickles, fruits, or other veggies. The key is a simple variety – things to dip, layer, spread, and crunch! Town House has flavors for every way to enjoy crackers, whether you’re a pour-and-serve type, a dipper, or a cracker stacker!
It was a wonderful day, and I was so happy to make it easy for my mom so that she could enjoy it – it was just a bonus that it was easy for me to put together, too. I even left the tray at her house as a little gift. I know she’s making lots of new friends right now, and it’s a great accessory for entertaining – and next time, she can take an easy party to go, too!
From presentably munch-able options, to dipping inspiration, to versatile possibilities, we have the variety that will help her stylishly host any type of gathering – from planned to impromptu.