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Holiday Hacks to Help Entertain During the Holidays
Are you looking for some holiday hacks to help get you through the hosting season? Whether you are expecting a small group of 5 or a large group of 20, these tips will make sure you stay on track and available for the welcoming toast.
CRUDITÉS ARE ALWAYS THE ANSWER
A family favorite for sure! A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Put out all your favorite fruits and vegetables, nuts and dips. This crowd pleaser has no official ingredients list, so enjoy what you like. If you need some suggestions, here is what I typically put together:
• Wellsley Farms Broccoli Florets
• Wellsley Farms Organic Baby-Cut Carrots
• Wellsley Farms Cucumbers
• Wellsley Farms Cheese Cube Party Tray (Mild Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack)
• Wellsley Farms Spanish Manzanilla Olives
• Assorted Wellsley Farms Deli Meats*
• Wellsley Farms Signature Collection Entertainment Crackers
• Wellsley Farms Nuts & Berries Trail Mix
PRE-MADE PLATTERS FLATTER
Did you know that if you’re short on time, you can call ahead and order premium meat and cheese platters from the deli? With just 36 hours’ notice, you can get anything you’d like from the BJ’s Perfect Party Planning Center ready to pick up at your local Club.
ONE-STOP SHOPPING SAVES TIME AND MONEY
BJ’s offers outstanding value and convenience on holiday essentials such as fresh food, paper goods, décor, gifts and apparel in an easy one-stop shop. Members can get everything they need for holiday without sacrificing quality with BJ’s exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands. On average, members save up to 25% off grocery store prices every day.
FROZEN APPETIZERS ARE ALWAYS A CROWD PLEASER
I love that BJ’s has such a wide variety of frozen appetizers to choose from for the holidays and beyond. Whether you are looking for fried ravioli or loaded potatoes, you will find countless options of hors d’oeuvres to take home. Not sure what you will like? No problem! BJ’s is so confident that Members will love its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, they’re backed with a 100% money-back guarantee. Some of my favorite frozen appetizers that BJ’s has to offer are:
• Wellsley Farms Puff Pastry Assortment
• Wellsley Farms Lightly Breaded Toasted Ravioli
• Wellsley Farms Spinach & Artichoke Four Cheese Dip
• Wellsley Farms Assorted Mini Quiches
*Certain features are only available in select Clubs. For availability nearest you, visit BJs.com/locations.
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