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Hosting a Race Day Party With Ease!

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race day party

Get ready to start your engines because it is race day at my house!  Any time there is an event we have good food with friends over.  I decided to plan a small get together with a few friends to watch the big race.  I knew it wasn’t going to be a huge over the top party, but I still wanted to add a few details to make it special.  I headed to my local Wal-Mart to pick up food and a few party supplies.

While at Wal-Mart I passed by the pharmacy area which reminded me to pick up some Advil Film-Coated pain relievers.  After I get the party set up and I’m ready to relax and have fun with my guests I usually start to feel a headache or a backache come on. I noticed that this Advil Film-Coated pain reliever is formulated with a unique Advil Ion Core Technology and an ultra thin shell to absorb quickly – in fact nothing is proven to work faster* *.

 advil store photo

Once back home from the store I started getting ready for the party by making some party favor bags.  I purchased some caramel coated popcorn and peanut mix, scooped 2 cups of the popcorn mix into cellophane bags and  tied the bags with white and orange ribbon.  I used my personal cutting machine to cut some race cars out of black cardstock, punched a hole in the back of the car and tied them to the bags.

race car treat bags

I knew a few kids would be coming to the party so I wanted to have an activity to help keep them busy.  I put together a finish line flag kit which you can download here Finish line flag kit toppers.  I cut card stock 6″ by 12″ in a pennant shape and also cut race cars and trophies out of black card stock using my personal cutting machine.  If you don’t have a cutting machine you could also use stickers or print free images to decorate your flags with.  I placed the pennant, some of the cutouts and a wooden skewer in a cellophane bag.  I stapled my make your own finish line flag kit topper to the cellophane bag.  I put these kits on a table with some glitter glue and crayons.  The kids can decorate to their own imagination.

finish line flag kit

After I had the favor bags and kid activities taken care of finished I began to set up the food table for my party.  I wanted to go with the checkered flag theme but didn’t have a tablecloth or any accent pieces in a checkered pattern.  I ended up using a black tablecloth that I already had and some 12″ by 12″ white cardstock to create the checked pattern for my food table.  It was really simple and came together in a few minutes.  I used masking tape to tape each white card stock square to the tablecloth in a checkered pattern.

checkered table

I also draped a white and orange plastic tablecloth behind my food table and then added a few black streamers.  I decided to make some pennant banners to hang with my back drop. I used my personal cutting machine to cut the pennants and letters.  You could easily use stickers and hand cut the pennants.

race day table

I like to use help from the store when planning my menu because it cuts out a lot of time cooking and cleaning up. I chose to purchase cookies, chips, ranch dip and fruit for my food table.  I also made my 5 ingredient sweet n sour crock pot meatballs, these are simple to put together and have little clean up.  You can find the recipe for these tasty meatballs below.

race day food table

5 ingredient sweet n sour crock pot meatballs
 
Ingredients
  • •3 14oz bags of frozen meatballs
  • •4 C. Brown sugar
  • •2T. Prepared mustard
  • •1¼ C. Vinegar
  • •2½ C. Ketchup
Instructions
  1. Place frozen meatballs in crockpot. Dump remaining ingredients over top of meatballs. Cook on high 4-6 hours low 6-8 hours. Serve as appetizer or over rice as main dish.

 

I like to set out smaller amounts of food and then refill as needed.  I find this easier to keep foods fresh and at a desired temperature. As I filled the food plates I found the bottle of Advil Film-Coated pain relievers in my grocery bag.  I decided to keep it out and ready to go. I know as soon as I feel a headache or body ache coming on I can have relief in just minutes because of the Advil Film-Coated pain relievers. If you find yourself in pain you can use this Coupon $3 off 80 ct+ Advil Film-Coated.

race day table with advil

What tips or tricks do you use to make hosting a party less stressful?

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