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Enjoy Low-Stress Celebrations with HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays {A Review + Giveaway} #hormelgatherings

**Product received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

'Tis the season... for celebration! From Thanksgiving all the way to the new year, it seems like there is ALWAYS another party to go to. There are Thanksgiving feasts. Football games. Work parties. Family parties.  In my personal experience, no matter the occasion, every party seems to revolve around two things: the people... and the food!

Living far from family, that time with the people I care about is the greatest thing about this time of year. We can get so caught with life that before we know it the holiday season is upon us and we realize we've not spent the time with our loved ones that we'd like to throughout the year. Is it any wonder that so many live for this time of year?

Still, I don't know about you, but with the limited time we have together, I don't want to be stressed out over all the details. So often I find myself there. I worry so much about the food and the decor and the party itself, that I can't truly just let myself enjoy the company. Today, I'm sharing a three VERY simple tips for stress free party planning that I've learned over the years:

  • Make It A Potluck. Not only are potlucks great to ensure that everyone at least has one thing they love on the menu, but it helps to take stress off the host too! 
  • Accept Help. This is a toughie for me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. As women we often feel we should do it all on our own, but there is no shame in accepting help when offered--- being it cooking, cleaning after or taking the kids out to play while you work. 
  • Keep It Simple. It can be tempting to try a grand new menu for the big event, but I find when I prepare recipes that I'm comfortable with and that's been well tested, I feel much more confident going into a meal! Aside from that, you don't have to have everything DIY--- fruit trays, veggie trays, meat trays--- these are all great options to save you time and your sanity by buying them premade. 

When it comes to making your special occasions even more special, nothing has you covered quite like HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays.

In our family, no appetizer seems to go over quite as well as a great meat and cheese tray, and with these HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, it takes out all the prep work.  I recently picked one up at my local grocery store to keep my family settled before our big Thanksgiving feast... I must admit, it may have been a bigger hit than my turkey, and I make a pretty mean turkey I'm told! For my boys, it's all about the meat! There are a few different options to choose from, but they love the Salami and Pepperoni. They truly could eat nothing but! For my daughter and I, we go crazy for cheese and crackers. You can even get the larger options that include olives--- if you're into that sorta thing. But they truly have something for everyone!

One of the things I love about these trays is that they're ready to go, straight out of the package. Simple open them up, unwrap each meat/cheese and you're all set. Easy, peasy! We're a casual type family, and I'm all about less mess to clean up, so I like to serve ours straight in the included tray. Still, for something a little fancier you can easily put it on your own tray just as easily! Options... who doesn't love that?

Ready to get your celebrations started off with the perfect appetizer? You can learn more and find out where to buy HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays near you at the links below:

And I am going to give one very lucky winner the chance to win a coupon for $15 off a HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays... that makes it FREE! Enter to win via the giveaway form below:


  1. We have family game nights that these would be great for. We also have potlucks at our church that I would bring these to.

  2. I pick up Hormel trays anytime we need appetizers. It is so much easier than doing it all yourself and more cost efficient.

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  4. These look so yummy. I would love to try any one of them.

  5. Hormel Gathering Trays are perfect for get togethers and parties. I love tasty cheese and pepperoni and salami.

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