Contributed by: NAPSA
Quick And Budget-Friendly Party Tips
(NAPSA) - For your next gathering, here are great tips to save time and money:
Use Electronic Invitations: Online invitations come with stylish designs, easily tracked R.S.V.P.s and no postage expenses.
Have a 3 "D"s Party: Dips, Drinks, Desserts. Many guests would prefer to party over dips, drinks and desserts. Making a few different dips takes less time than preparing other recipes and adds a lot of variety to your party. Have fun taste-testing and comparing different dip accompaniments such as crackers, veggies, breads, fruits and more! Round out your 3 "D"s menu with a signature cocktail. Serving one classic drink will save money and time-no need to prepare individual drinks all evening long; just mix up one large batch. End it all with delicious dessert. Keep the dip theme through dessert, like chocolate fondue.
One of the year's most popular dips is Buffalo Chicken Dip. Save time and effort by making this dip with Swanson(r) Premium Chicken. Don't waste time cooking and shredding chicken when you can use Swanson(r), which is made with only white chicken breast, precut into chunks. Check out the recipe:
Stir cream cheese in 9"-deep pie dish until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Bake at 350 F for 20 min. until hot and bubbling. Stir. Serve with vegetables and crackers.
Substitute ranch dressing for blue cheese dressing and shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese for blue cheese crumbles.
Make this in the microwave by heating on high for 5 minutes instead of baking.
Keep it warm in a slow cooker.
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