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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:47 PM
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Crap. I just agreed to host a party in October.
I am so freaking goody goody.

I sense a trip to the Ikea kitchen section and Costco in my future. I do NOT cook, so this should be very interesting. Any tips? It is just going to be booze, finger food and desserts I think.

I just made a mistake... :scared:
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:55 PM
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1. OMG....I LOVE That Type Of Thing!
Do you live by a Trader Joe's? Their freezer stuff is great for munchie parties...

You have lots of time to try stuff and see what you like! What I love from the TJs freezer: the mini tacos & taquitos (with salsa & guacamole natch) and the veggie versions of the taquitos are great for those of that persuasion (I have lots of vegetarians in my family & they raved over the potato & soy chorizo taquitos. I just put them on a sepearate serving platter than the beef ones to avoid mix-ups!)

Also the frozen stir fry veggie egg rolls are deVINE! And the breaded chicken tenders you can serve with bbq sauce -- round everything off with a raw veggie platter and you're set!

That is my FAVE kind of party, hors d'oevres & drinks!
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:56 PM
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4. Trader Joe's---Why didn't I think of that!
Thanks!! I do have two in my city :)
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:03 PM
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7. Great For Oct Fests -- TJs Spiced Apple Cider
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 10:04 PM by K8-EEE
If you put that in a crock pot on the porch or by the front door...the smell is so Fall-licious!! You just have to plug it in a couple of hours ahead of time and leave it with a ladle and some coffee cups.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:56 PM
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2. That gives you plenty of time to move
and not tell anyone where you went
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:56 PM
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3. At least it is not too late to back out of the deal.
Forget it.

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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:57 PM
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5. You can almost just shop at Costco
and find all you need, depending on what sort of a party we're talking about.

What does the Ikea kitchen section have to do with the party?
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:08 PM
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8. Serving Platters, Wooden Spoons, Tongs, Wine Glasses
Tablecloths, trays....Great buffet service stuff at Ikea -- and the wine glasses, real glasses, come in 6 packs that are almost cheaper than plastic!
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:10 PM
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10. oooohhhh
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 10:15 PM by missb
I see. (No Ikea around here.)

Sannum might be better off just renting that sort of stuff, unless entertaining is going to be a regular thing.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:23 PM
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11. No Ikea? You are missing out!
I could probably outfit the entire party for less than 50 bucks. Their prices are amazing!
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:25 PM
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12. Depends On How Many People
I only rent if I have a LOT. The great thing about IKEA is that the stuff is designed so you can use it day to day for other stuff.

I have about six of these little canisters, I love them! For buffet parties I bring them out for cutlery and napkins. I like the Jesons' type look of it!

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDi... *10258
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:26 PM
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13. Now you've done it.
I'm going to have to make a trip north to visit the Ikea store.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:28 PM
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15. Where Is The Nearest One For You?
I go to the Burbank CA IKEA....A LOT...lol...
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:34 PM
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17. It's about 3 hours north
but my brother has an apartment up there (and is rarely there to use it) so it isn't too bad of a trip.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:29 PM
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16. ****BEWARE****
Once you enter, you will never think of decorating your house the same way again. I find myself at Bed Bath and Beyond going "I am not spending five bucks for something I can get for 99cents!" :P
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:38 PM
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18. This Is The $40 IKEA Computer Desk I Sit At Presently....
Although I got the baby blue & white combo....it's really nice although another WARNING is you have to put the stuff together yourself which is easy for anybody...except me, I have challenges in that area! I def manage to screw it up every time although am getting better, LOL.

Everything comes in a flat box...it's serve yourself and put it together yourself, but super cheap and nice Swedish company that doesn't give $$ to BushCo or anything!

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDi... *10390
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:27 PM
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14. Only about 8-10 people
Not too many. I love those canisters!
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:58 PM
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6. Trurn off the lights and let the dog out.
That oughtta take care of it.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:09 PM
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9. evlbstrd! You're also a prtypper!
LOL!
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:51 AM
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21. Yes, you can.
I'm the one ppn the prty!
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:41 PM
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19. I presume we're all invited?
Shrimp puffs for 70,000... and get plenty of ice.
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:43 PM
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20. sure, but you guys might have to pitch in for the booze money...
:7
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:58 AM
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22. Catering is your friend
Start saving up
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