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Anyone host a Pampered Chef party? Need ideas!

Started 1326810519.07 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1327006336.657 by homedecor1

I am hosting a Pampered Chef party next month, and would like some ideas.

What type of food should I serve? Appetizers and dessert? Or maybe a hoagie tray?

Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!

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Alexis1241326810959.673438 PostsRegistered 2/13/2011

I've been to quite a few. Just some nice finger foods, appetizer and dessert things, would be great. Maybe some wine or fruity drink too. Keep it simple. Smile

Rustys mom1326811597.273923 PostsRegistered 11/19/2007Ohio

It has been a while since I have been to or hosted a Pampered Chef party but they used to give you some recipes to choose from and you buy the ingredients and the Pampered Chef person would make that recipe using pampered chef products to demonstrate them. I would always add additional items like chips and dip or maybe cookies or banana bread or something like that plus something to drink. Don't know if they still do it that way or not.

autumn lov­er1326811761.07359 PostsRegistered 4/14/2010

I have hosted several Pampered Chef shows and usually the consultant will prepare one or two types of food, usually a simple entree and a dessert. She will use some of her equipment that she is presenting and usually one of the PC cookbooks.

birkinbaby1326812457.956017 PostsRegistered 1/20/2011

Last one i went to,they made a dish or two,but the hostess still had some light snacks. i think that it depends on what time the party is given,If it is a seeknight,after 6,many have eaten dinner,so light snacks.would be good. If it is on the weekend,maybe some heavier snacks. I hosted a tupperware party,and we served Sweet Potato Queen's margaritas,and sodas. We had a chick fil-a nugget tray,and five layer mexican dipand fritos scoops,and chex mix(added mixed nuts),and hummus and carrots and pita chips. It was on sat afternoon at 4. we had a blast,and those margaritas are so good and easy.

Rocker1326813099.1131949 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Nashville, TN

Ask the representative. They usually make the things using the pc stuff & recipes from pc.

Just Bling1326825943.5335734 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007
On 1/17/2012 Rocker said:

Ask the representative. They usually make the things using the pc stuff & recipes from pc.

That's exactly what the PC rep did.....she made the food while she was demonstrating and then passed it around....the dill dip is delicious! Hopefully you have room in the kitchen for everyone to sit around in...that's the very best place....we made spritz cookies and everyone got to decorate a few...baked them and the guests even got to take some home...the cookie press is the best on the market!

Not sure if you're serving alcoholic beverages or not but that seems to loosen everyone up and spend their money.

Pearlbaby1326826248.2976340 PostsRegistered 12/2/2009

I went to one where they made a brownie pizza on one of their stones.

Very good.

WoW1326826861.851526 PostsRegistered 12/27/2011

The REP is supposed to bring and make all the munchies/foods.

Chicagoan1326828224.622699 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

The rep will give you a choice of what you want her to prepare for your guests. She will then give you the grocery list of the ingredients to buy what she will need to prepare your menu.

Robin ....

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Rocker1326938457.591949 PostsRegistered 5/3/2007Nashville, TN
On 1/17/2012 Pearlbaby said:

I went to one where they made a brownie pizza on one of their stones.

Very good.


chickadee1326940113.1872251 PostsRegistered 5/19/2006

Memories. I used to be a Pampered chef rep a long time ago. I agree that the Rep is supposed to make the snacks for the party. I'd let the hostess choose a couple of recopes from the cookbooks, preferably ones that used different PC tools so they could be demonstrated while preparing the goodies. The hostess provided the ingredients and drinks and I brought everything else.

The only exception was at Christmas time they had the cookie molds and gingerbread house and church ceramic molds. We did gingerbread house decorating, and the hostesses did provide the snacks for those. The parties themselves were a blast for everyone, but a ton of work beforehand because we had to prebake all the house parts.

It has been so long since I did that, and just as long since I've seen a catalog so I don't know what recipes are popular now. The fruit and cream cheese pizzas were always popular. the stuff always turned out good, but I have to admit that I got tired of working with pillsbury cresent dough!

qvc chick1326992832.09390 PostsRegistered 4/3/2006

Wow, gingerbread house parties? That sounds like so much fun. Do they do those anymore?

Thanks for all your tips. The PC rep does not bring any food...I buy the food for the recipes, and provide the snacks. That's why I was asking opinions on what to serve.

topazzz1326993117.0872096 PostsRegistered 5/24/2010WI

Sounds like fun no matter how you cut it. Enjoy!

lh89901326993316.05169 PostsRegistered 2/14/2006

At the last Pampered Chef party I went to, the rep made a spinach artichoke bread (you can google PC spinach artichoke wreath and it comes up) that was excellent. I've made the recipe several times since, and it's always a big hit.

You can also cut it into individual portions and make it as a finger food and it's really good :)

Hildegarde­ Withers1326999329.7611690 PostsRegistered 11/9/2011

I haven't been to one of those parties in years.

Just don't go overboard with too much food.

Have fun!

homedecor11327006336.6573174 PostsRegistered 6/20/2005

Just hosted a PC party - before the rep and I selected a few recipes she had in the current book - yummy - california pizza, chicken dish and dessert.

I bought the food, she prepared it. All was delicious!

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