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How to Host a Portable Party

How to Host a Portable Party

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    • SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC. From soft dinner music to fun tunes fit for a fiesta, bring along a portable speaker that can sync to your smartphone.
    • DON’T FORGET THE DECORATIONS. Keep it simple if you’re taking your party on the road. Think bouquets of fresh flowers, paper lanterns and pennants, or invest your time and money into creating one knock-’em-dead centerpiece.
    • INVEST IN ON-THE-GO GOODIES. Taking your party to an off-site location can be fun, but make sure you have the right tools on hand to keep the festivities as stress-free as possible—portable containers, portable trash bag holders, acrylic or disposable plates and drinkware, and tables that can be set up in a snap.

From the beach to the park to that beautiful banquet room you rented, there are so many great places to have a party. Go where the good times are with these ideas for simple, make-ahead eats and ambience. It’s easier than you think, whether you’re hosting your own party or just want to be the star of one you’ve been invited to.

BEST TAKE-AND-MAKE PARTY EATS

Sandwiches. They really are the best thing since sliced bread! Easy to assemble and always a crowd favorite, sandwiches are the ultimate make-and-take party fare. Get fancy with cucumber and chive butter tea sandwiches…or keep it farmhouse friendly with a turkey, sharp Cheddar and green apple combo. From baby showers to retirement parties, there’s a sandwich for every occasion.

Packing Tips:

  • Avoid soggy sandwiches by using crusty rolls or toasted bread.
  • Place wet ingredients—condiments, tomatoes and pickles—in the middle of your sandwich.
  • Wrap sandwiches tightly in foil and transfer to a water-tight PYREX® PORTABLES® 4-PC SET, RED, which includes servingware, portable hot and cold pack.

Side Salads. We’re talking pasta, quinoa, leafy green and bean salads. Hosting a Cinco de Mayo party under the stars? Whip up this festive Chipotle Potato Salad or Mexican Corn & Black Bean Salad. A Thanksgiving feast at a relative’s cottage? This Apple-Walnut-Cherry Kale Salad fits the season.

Packing Tips:

  • Avoid soggy green salads by waiting to dress them just before serving.
  • Store side salads in leak-proof containers. The last thing you want is for melted ice from a cooler seeping into your delicious dishes! Better yet, skip the ice and cover your bases with the PYREX® PORTABLES® 4-PC MIXING BOWL SET, RED.

Snack Mixes and Make-Ahead Munchies. Maybe you’re planning a movie night at the park or a birthday party on the beach. Consider appetizers and snacks that you can make ahead of time at home. Dry snack mixes, such as Caramel, Peanut and Cheese Popcorn, can be made in bulk and are easy to throw into containers.

Same goes for party platters and dips. In a PYREX® PORTABLES® PIE CARRIER & 9″ PIE PLATE, build a zippy taco dip, pretty fruit or antipasto platter or farmers market-fresh crudité display…or surround a small container of cocktail sauce placed in the center of your dish with elegant poached shrimp

Packing Tips:

  • Pack dipping sauces separate when transporting, or make sure they are securely covered if packing alongside other food.
  • Keep premade platters upright by transferring containers to shallow cardboard boxes and packing towels around them so they don’t shift en route.

Single-Serve Desserts. It’s just not a party without a sweet something-something. Forget trifles and other potentially messy desserts. Opt instead for bars, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake balls, toffee or brittle or hand pies. Score points at a friend’s March Madness party with Full-Court Chocolate PB & Oat Bars, or impress your coworkers with this Flourless Chocolate Stout Cake at your next holiday party.

Packing Tips:

  • If you’re on dessert duty, it’s best to bring double as sweets go fast (especially if kids are around). Bring a big batch to your next bash with whichever PYREX® PORTABLES® product best fits your needs.
  • Wherever you go, that’s where the party is. These simple ideas packed in Pyrex® Portables make it possible to celebrate in style…anywhere.

Take your party anywhere! Snacks and desserts travel nicely in PYREX® PORTABLES®.

YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite portable party recipe? Share it with us by uploading a photo at #pyrex.

Highlights
    • SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC. From soft dinner music to fun tunes fit for a fiesta, bring along a portable speaker that can sync to your smartphone.
    • DON’T FORGET THE DECORATIONS. Keep it simple if you’re taking your party on the road. Think bouquets of fresh flowers, paper lanterns and pennants, or invest your time and money into creating one knock-’em-dead centerpiece.
    • INVEST IN ON-THE-GO GOODIES. Taking your party to an off-site location can be fun, but make sure you have the right tools on hand to keep the festivities as stress-free as possible—portable containers, portable trash bag holders, acrylic or disposable plates and drinkware, and tables that can be set up in a snap.