This time of year is full of hustle and bustle. Between shopping, gift wrapping, decorating, who has time to host a party? Well, I’ve got some great items you can use to put together an easy holiday dinner party in no time. The folks from BabbleBoxx sent me a collection of products that are great for mixed company, which is usually what I have at my house. This means a bunch of cousins, Grandma & Grandpa, in-laws, etc. That’s a lot of people to please. Are you curious? Let’s get this party started…
Great Products to host a Holiday Dinner Party
Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump & Soap
I always make sure that my guest bathroom is all set to welcome guests. I great little gadget I had the chance to try is the Simplehuman Foam Cartridge Sensor Pump & Soap. The foam cartridge sensor pump delivers a smooth foam soap, and it’s touch-free so no germs or smudges are left behind. So great for messy kids, but with an upscale feel for the grown-ups too. Refills are easy as you just eject the old cartridge and insert a new one. The pump is also rechargeable. One charge is supposed to last up to 3 months. Cool, huh?
The soaps are available in a wide range scents including some from EO and Antica Farmacista, as well as a dish soap line. I was given the Lavender to try. I think it’s a little strong. I’d like to try the Mandarin Orange. The unscented will probably work well for my sensitive kids.
Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals
I had not heard of Sunsweet Pacific Tropicals before this post. The two I tried are delicious! My kids love the Sunsweet Green Mango slices in a trail mix I make with granola, dried cranberries and raisins. It’s a sweet treat that I feel good about giving the kids too.
My husband and I are in love with the Sunsweet Thai Coconut chips. I had to stop him from eating handfuls out of the bag. The back of the bag suggested sprinkling them over a salad. AMAZING!! I have seriously found a new salad topper that I am going to use all the time. I predict that these will be at our holiday dinner party too.
I’m excited to have some fun and healthy indulgences to satisfy my sweet tooth. It will keep me away for the pies and cakes (well, at least I’ll take smaller slices). Since they come in re-sealable bags – they are perfect as a mid-morning snack or before a workout for a quick energy boost. I may need to hide them from my husband though.
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Annie’s Homegrown Chicken Noodle
Even my pickiest niece and nephew can’t resist the wholesome goodness of Annie’s Homegrown Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s a classic with egg noodles, organic chicken, carrots and celery.
I like that it’s Certified Organic and made without any artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, added MSG or yeast extract. When the kids want lunch or need something to hold them over until dinner, Annie’s Organic Kids Soups are go-to staples for me.
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Wild Garden Quick Marinade + Heat and Serve Pilaf
The Wild Garden Mediterranean line offers three authentic marinades and three tasty pilafs, blended with over 13 spices and oils. Marinades range from spit roasted Shawarma to traditional Turkish fare and an exotic Persian blend with garlic, sumac, and fennel. I’ll admit that I still need to try this one, but it sounds amazing!
My husband and I are big fans of the Heat and Serve Pilafs. They are so convenient as they are ready in only 90 seconds. They are perfect for side dishes, mixed into a salad, or paired with a marinated protein. Pilafs include Bulgur cooked in tomato sauce and herbs, Couscous with chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce, and Rice and Lentil made with basmati rice and caramelized onions.
These products will make it so easy to impress my family and friends with my culinary skills. Shhh! They don’t need to know how easy it was. You can find Wild Garden products at major national grocers and online at WildGarden.com
Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®
I have been a long time fan of Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®. In case you have never tried them, they are a flat, crunchy, pretzel-shaped cracker. They contain 30% fewer calories than potato chips, so they’re a great “better-for- you” snack alternative. They are perfect for entertaining – I often serve them with hummus or fresh guacamole at our holiday party. You can even use them as a substitute for breadcrumbs when cooking!
Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® made with a simple ingredient list containing NO trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. Look for them in the deli section of your grocery store. They come in a wide variety of savory and sweet flavors, and also in several Gluten Free varieties. I love the honey mustard and onion flavor!
LaCroix Cúrate Melón Pomelo
I had the opportunity to try LaCroix sparkling water in a previous BabbleBoxx and fell in love. It’s hard to resist these tasty beverages without feeling the guilt of sugary drinks or sodas. LaCroix is 100% natural sparkling water with natural flavor. That’s it. No sodium, no caffeine, no calories, no fat, no sweeteners.
They are also Non-GMO, Kosher, Paleo and Whole 30 Friendly. I find that they really quench my thirst too. The LaCroix Cúrate Melón Pomelo has ripe cantaloupe essence infused with pink grapefruit. A splash of cranberry juice and some fresh raspberries will make for a refreshing mocktail for the holiday season
Ella’s Kitchen The Red One Pouches
If you have babies or toddlers coming to your holiday party, I recommend having some Ella’s Kitchen The Red One Pouches on hand. Made of only certified USDA organic squished strawberries, raspberries, apples and bananas.
I wish these were around when my kids were little. They are super easy to give to a toddler without them making a big mess. They just need to squeeze and slurp. Yum! Super easy to serve and clean up during the busy holiday meal.
Cookware & Co 10 inch Pan & Bamboo Turner
Healthy cooking is not only about the foods you use: it is also about the right cookware. The GreenPan is a pioneer in healthy ceramic non-stick cookware. They are free from toxic chemicals so you can trust that your food is both safe and delicious as you create your culinary masterpiece.
I love the quick cleanup of the non-stick surface. This 10 inch pan is part of the Lima collection. The pots and pans are easy to use, light weight, and have glass lids to monitor your food as it cooks. Check out their ideas for healthy recipes too!
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Wonderful products are they! I like these very much and maybe I would have a try!
WOW! Those are some great products you got there. I am most curious about the coconut chips! I have to get me one of those.
I am from Asia so I would love those things you put in the salad. I am salivating over the green mango lol.
These are great products to get for Holiday parties. We love the Sunsweet fruit and the pretzels. My small kids love the fruit pouches too. I would love to try that pan, it looks awesome!
All of these look awesome. My favorite is pretzel crisps with cream cheese! So delish!
Now this looks like a great subscription box!! I want to try that Simple Human soap dispenser!!
These are all fabulous ideas to help make a dinner party great. I love La Croix drinks, and my kids are obsessed with those pretzel snacks.
Love everything! It’s almost impossible to please everyone during the holidays but this looks like it has a little bit of everything. Love that soap dispenser. Super cute!
I haven’t heard of Simple Human before… looks like an awesome product! Thanks for sharing!
Wow these looks awesome, thanks for sharing!!
You got so many great items. I love Annies and I have that soap dispenser. It’s amazing.
These are great ideas for any holiday party. I love the soap dispenser that you don’t have to touch. And that rice pilaf looks so delicious and convenient to prepare.
These are all great products and snacks! I want that soap dispenser year round in my home! That would save such a mess and soap in my home with my kids.
This germaphobe is DYING over that soap dispenser! Can I get one for every bathroom plus my kitchen? How awesome!
The hands free soap dispenser for the bathroom looks like a great item. No messy soap dish. Plus has to be healthier for each person. Easy to use and refill
You were sent some really lovely products to make hosting much easier. Loving the pans
Those are some awesome and fun products. I would love to have that soap dispenser.
The touch free soap dispenser is really cool! That’s perfect for my neat-freak mom!
These are all awesome products from BabbleBoxx for any dinner party. The soap dispenser is gorgeous perfect for any bathroom party or not. The foods look delicious. This 12 piece GreenPan Lima collection would be amazing to have for sure Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas and items.
I love the soap dispenser a lot. It is really chic and sleek. Plus dispensers like this don’t make you feel so germs like touching a bar of soap.
Great list of products. Will scout for some for my coming Christmas dinner party.
Great products for a holiday party. I have not tried a few of these and will keep a look out for them specially those Sunsweet Green Mango slices and Sunsweet Thai Coconut, YUM!
That soap dispenser looks awesome! Would totally love to try that out for my place.
What a great list of products. We love the pretzel crisps. They’re really addicting!
That pouch for babies sounds like something my granddaughter would love. I am a big fan of LaCroix myself!
That hands free soap dispenser is genius! We’re supposed to wash our hands to keep germs at bay, but just touching the pump adds germs.
I have considered getting one of these hand soap dispensers, it makes sense to me to have one where you don’t actually have to touch it because the bacteria would be where you just touched. I also love all the little snacks and food you have here. It looks delicious.
I love how that soap dispenser looks!!! We are always hosting holiday parties, these are great products to have.
My daughter would love the soap dispenser in her kitchen which is a great idea for all of us. I like the pan and bamboo turner. There is something here for everyone. I can think of family member who would like it all.
That soap dispenser would be perfect for the guest bathroom. I love that you don’t touch it, so there are less germs being spread around.
Love the bathroom dispenser, so much cleaner. They sent you a great mixture of food item to use for all your different family members. Plus a great pan to help make everything in.
Great list of products and I love how you are using them, We have a party coming up and I will see if I can find some of these to incorporate into our fun!
We go through bags and bags of those Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps! OMG they are so good and we love all the flavors!