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I love any reason to host a fun gathering- especially during the holidays. There’s just something about inviting close friends and family, planning the decor, the menu- even the playlist- that I love. But I also know that holiday entertaining can be overwhelming, so I like to make it as simple as possible so I can actually enjoy the fun too! A simple way to impress guests is by putting together an awesome cheese and Charcuterie spread. Nothing goes better with a holiday glass of bubbly than some yummy cheese and crackers. So I turned to none other than BJ’s Wholesale Club for a recent Fall Social that the PTA at my daughters’ school hosted. And let’s just say it was a hit!
My haul at BJ’s Wholesale Club-less than $200 for everything pictured.
For the spread, I knew that I wanted to grab the most popular meats and cheeses, and then mix in some gourmet options to add in pops of color and adventurous flavors. BJ’s made it so easy by already having the entertaining foods grouped together- even locating the hors d’oeuvres in a freezer nearby. There were also several convenient options like cubed cheese platters and pre-sliced items that I knew would make set up a breeze.
Before guests arrived, we placed several style platters along the bar and grouped cheeses, meats, grapes, and crackers onto each of them. We made sure to put the more colorful foods on the white platters for contrast. We then added in grapes for color on most of the platters, and different textured cheeses.
I also picked up some delicious Fig Spread, and added height by putting the salsa, hummus, and some of the cubed cheeses into different style bowls. We placed cheese knives into the cheeses that we did not pre-cut. We were then ready for our guests!
The spread was a huge hit- several people had the opportunity to try new cheeses and there was plenty to go around. We also easily heated up the Wellsley Farms Spanakopita, Mini Quiches, and Mini Spring Rolls throughout the evening to pass around. And thanks to the fact that BJ’s members save 25% off grocery store prices everyday, we were able to host an event for around 50 people without breaking the bank!
Holiday Entertaining Made Easy
As I mentioned, my local BJ’s club made it so easy for me to find the items that I needed for our spread. In addition to the grab and go items available, BJ’s also offers deli platters that can be ordered in advance. And with the option to shop in-Club, on BJs.com, on the BJ’s app, and even same day delivery or in-Club pick up- they really make life-and entertaining- that much easier.
While our event was all about the yummy spread- BJ’s has plenty of other necessities for your next holiday gathering. From holiday decor to gift ideas, it’s so nice to be able to grab it all from one place- making your BJ’s Wholesale Club membership one of the best gifts of all.
For more information on the latest holiday offerings from BJ’s, check out www.bjs.com.
This post is sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club. As always, all opinions are my own.