Earlier this December, I was invited to take part in the Sam's Club Luxe for Less New Year Gala blogger challenge to try and create a glamorous gathering using their quality menu offerings and/or tablescape items. I was excited to take on this challenge as I had not been to a Sam's Club since I was in college and couldn't wait to see what new and exciting things they offered as well as what entertaining goodies they would have that would peak my interest. This was also a great opportunity to host a fun get-together with a few of my good momma friends during the holidays! No kids, wahoooo, we're getting wild! ;-)
My shopping experience at Sam's Club was great, I made a few trips to really peruse the aisles before the party and was happy to see a huge produce section as well as a large and delicious smelling bakery. Plus Sam's Club provides a 200% satisfaction guarantee on their fresh meats, crisp produce, savory seafood and gourmet to-go bakery items. On a momma side note, their shopping carts are extra wide so I could fit Penny and Ellie in the fold out seat and Oliver (in his carseat) went in the deep cart with lots of room to spare for my purchases!
I also purchased a bottle of Beviamo Sparkling Moscato. Can I just say Deee-lish! And it was a great price too at only $11.98 for the bottle.
To decorate for the party I decided to use shimmery gold accents to help with the "Hello 2013!" party theme. I placed a bunch of gold and glittery Christmas ornament balls into a large glass vase, simple and classy!
I also dug around my backyard and found a few broken tree branches which I place in a vase and decorated with gold glittered snowflake ornaments. I love bringing natural elements into party/home decor.
Here is a picture of one of my tablescapes. I forgot to take a picture of the other table...that one had wine, non-alcoholic sparkling cider, veggies with gluten-free hummus and a few other goodies brought by my friends!
And of course the shrimp tray with cocktail sauce!
As you can see, Sam's Club helps members (yes, you need to purchase a membership to shop here!) save time as they prepare to ring in the New Year by being a one-stop destination for all your entertaining needs! And if you are someone who has a hard time figuring out which wine goes best with the dishes you are serving you can go here for wine pairing suggestions too! How cool is that?
Sam's Club would like to offer one of my readers a Modern Cocktail Holiday Mixer Pack with 3 'salts' for rims and 15 flavors! The winner can make their favorite cocktails by simply adding in their favorite liquor..just perfect for any party!
Share you 'luxe for less' New Year's Eve ideas with me in the comments below!
Giveaway ends Monday, Dec 31 2012 at midnight!