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When I think of March, I think of basketball! Not only are Nathan and I big college sports fans, but it’s just so fun to get together with friends and family to cheer on our favorite teams. I’m here today to show you how to create a simple basketball bash with some yummy game day snacks you and your guests will enjoy while celebrating and watching the tournament.
The big tournament is the perfect excuse to get some friends and family together and throw a party…whether you are a basketball fan or not, I think we can all agree snacks are always a good idea! So to get in the spirit I am sharing with you my slam dunk creamy herb dip, as well as some simple tips for planning a basketball themed party.
Here is a little secret about me: I’m perfectly happy just eating snacks or appetizers! Because of that, I tend to serve these types of foods when I have a get together at my own house. One of my favorite snacks to put together is this Creamy Herb Dip. It is the perfect game day snack because it can be put together in less than 10 minutes, but it is packed with so much flavor that your guests won’t help but coming back for more! And if we’re being honest, who doesn’t like a good dip, right? When you combine this creamy dip with the crispy goodness of WHEAT THINS Snacks paired alongside Coca-Cola® Orange Vanilla, you have a winning combination. Head to your local Target for all your party needs plus everything you need to make this delicious recipe. Save on NABISCO and Coca-Cola with Cartwheel in the Target app, now through 4/8/19!
To assemble the Creamy Herb Dip, start by placing the cream cheese and half-and-half in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir the mixture and repeat until the texture is smooth.
Next add the dried beef, chives, onions, parsley, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
While the dip is chilling, I like to arrange the foods that will be accompanying the dip on a pretty serving platter. You can use a variety of vegetables such as cucumbers, sliced bell peppers, and cauliflower, but I think the star of the show are these tasty WHEAT THIN Snacks. They add the perfect crunch and are hearty enough that they won’t break when dipping!
Serve with an ice-cold Coca-Cola® Orange Vanilla for a slam dunk snack your guests will love.
When it comes to entertaining, I like to keep things easy and casual, but pulled together. I think a couple of very small, simple details go a long way in making an event feel special and well-thought out without taking a ton of time. One of the easiest ways to do this is to start with a theme. Obviously, the theme is pretty easy for a Basketball Bash, so I simply picked up some cute plates and napkins as well as a couple of fun themed decorations from the party store. Set it all up on a centrally located table (near the TV of course), with a cute table runner, your yummy snacks and voila you have yourself a party!
SLAM DUNK CREAMY HERB DIP RECIPE
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 pkg. Cream cheese
½ cup half-and-half
¼ cup sour cream
3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 pkg dried beef, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ tsp. Dill
Salt to taste
WHAT TO DO:
Place cream cheese and half-and-half in microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and repeat until texture is smooth
Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine
Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes
Serve with Wheat Thins Snacks or other favorite NABISCO cracker