We love a good party around here, and with three young children, we always have reason to celebrate. From birthdays to christenings, holidays and more, we love entertaining friends and family. Our most recent party was for my son’s 5th birthday. My Sam’s Club Membership helped me to plan a great party – simple and easy – all while saving money and getting everything I needed in one stop.
Party Must-Haves from Sam’s Wholesale Club
1. Party Goods
Whether your party is big or small, it is easy to go through a lot of plates, napkins, cups and utensils – and running out mid-party is not an option. I buy everything from Sam’s Club so that we have plenty on hand.
Great serveware is a key element at any party. You want your serveware to fit your menu, but also look great with your party theme. While at Sam’s Club shopping for my son’s party, I found two great deals on some new servewear. The first was a 2-pack of glass pitchers. These were beautiful for serving lemon water and iced tea.
I also picked up some serve & storage bowls with colorful bottoms and lids, which made it easy to prep foods ahead.
My son’s godmother, who visited Sam’s Club on this particular shopping trip for the +1 event was pleasantly surprised by how many great finds there were. She hadn’t expected such an extensive home and kitchen department.
3. Plenty of Great Foods and Snacks
Sam’s Club helps me stock up to make the foods my guests love – from snacks to meats for the grill or amazing side dishes. One side-dish that is a staple at my parties is this Vegetable Pasta Salad with a Lemon Viniagrette. It is easy to make and tastes great. I start by stocking up on Daily Chef Garden Rotini and purchase fresh foods from the produce department to make this guest-favorite.
You can find more pictures and the full recipe below for this Vegetable Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
4. Finishes for the Home
With some guests staying over, I like to spruce up our home with linens and handtowels. The prices are amazing at Sam’s Club, making it easy to make your guests feel welcome.
My son’s favorite category – he loved shopping the candy aisle to pick out a great favor for his friends. Since it was an end-of-summer party, he chose cotton candy as a fun idea. We were able to get 8 for $5.98 making it a terrific deal.
With personalized tags, they turned out super-cute for our young guests.
Sam’s Club has everything you need to bring in great color to your party. My son wanted a particular character to be the theme for his party. While we did have some themed items, I chose to bring in the character’s yellow & blue colors through decor. I picked up fresh flowers from the floral department to bring in the yellow color.
With flowers for any occasion – Sam’s Club makes this an easy way to dress up your table and coordinate colors or themes.
Another quick way to bring in color is to use candy for centerpieces. These gumball centerpieces looked great and everyone enjoyed grabbing a few to take with them or enjoy post-dinner.
My son had a great 5th Birthday – and shopping at Sam’s Wholesale Club allowed me to focus on the important things during my party – like moments like this:
If you need to plan the perfect party, try Sam’s Club for all of your party needs.
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This pasta salad is easy to make and goes perfect with a lot of different cuisines and it’s always a guest favorite.
I buy the Daily Chef Garden Rotini so I can make as much as I need. You can also purchase your other easy ingredients at Sam’s Club so you can make as much as or as little as you need.
- 1 lb Daily Chef Garden Rotini (1 lb per 10 servings) Find at Sam's Wholesale Club
- 2 c. fresh green beans, cut in thirds, length wise
- 2 c. steamed, chopped cauliflower
- 1 c. halved cherry tomatoes
- ½ c. chopped red onion
- salt / pepper to taste
- Lemon Vinaigrette:
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp lemon zest
- ½ tsp dijon mustard
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp italian seasonings
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions; and be sure to add green beans to the water for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Rinse with cold water, drain and drizzle with EVOO.
- Meanwhile, mix together liquid ingredients for Vinaigrette. Add lemon zest, mustard, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
- Add pasta/green beans to large serving bowl, add in cauliflower, onions and cherry tomatoes. Gently mix.
- Pour Lemon Vinaigrette slowly over the pasta salad while mixing gently. Allow to chill for one hour and serve cold.