Throwing the Ultimate Bacon-Themed Party
Throw the most delicious party ever — make your soiree bacon-themed. This tasty breakfast food is incredibly versatile and can be celebrated in a number of ways. You can incorporate bacon into your party through foods, beverages, decor and activities. Bacon is an all-ages theme, which can be enjoyed by both adults and kids. With a little creativity, you can throw a tasty and unforgettable event. Here are some tips on how you can throw the ultimate bacon-themed bash:
The main food ingredient of the party is a no brainer: bacon! This food has a number of flavor properties that lend well to other fancy foods. Your catering can include savory delights, like bacon-wrapped dates, bacon-wrapped scallops, bacon-wrapped grilled asparagus and cheesy bacon jalapeno poppers. For sweets, look into making bacon candy bars, toasted cashew and bacon brittle, chocolate-covered bacon turtles, bacon topped donates and candied bacon. Since bacon glistens with grease, make sure you have plenty of napkins and wet wipes for your guests. You can also make all your bacon foods bite-sized, so they can be served on a small skewer or appetizer pick.
Toast to bacon, with a bacon-infused cocktail. Bacon vodka is widely available and can be found at most liquor stores. Check out bakonvodka.com to see which retailer, near you, carries this delectable spirit. You can create delicious Bloody Mary’s, margaritas, maple-bacon martinis, pickled bacon martinis, chocolate bacon cocktails, bacon l’orange and blt martinis. If you’re more of a whiskey drinker, you’re in luck — there is also a bacon-flavored bourbon on the market. This unique bourbon is distilled by Ol’ Major in Tennessee and can be enjoyed on the rocks or even as an old fashioned.
Your bacon party decor can be as literal or abstract as you’d like. You can utilize farm decorations for your party, since bacon comes from pigs. Hay bales as seating, troughs as drink coolers, and farm signs — you get the idea. You can also post up some humorous bacon signage, like “Keep Calm and Eat Bacon,” “Join The Bacon Party,” and “Either You Like Bacon Or You’re Wrong.” Create bacon garland that you can hang from the ceiling or the walls. You can create the garland out of construction paper or you can print out colored images of bacon strips. Really amp up your decor game and hang a bacon or pig pinata. You can fill the pinata with bacon-flavored candies or coupons for bacon products at your local butcher.
In addition to eating and enjoying various bacon culinary delights, there are bacon-themed activities for your guests. Have some cooked bacon on hand, where you and your friends can create bacon art. Utilize large sheets of butcher paper and have teams come up with a work of art, where their only tool is bacon. You could also use the butcher paper and bacon for a game of Pictionary — where teams must create images with bacon as visual clues. Keep the kids entertained with some breakfast-themed word puzzles. The puzzles will keep them engaged and busy, while also incorporating the bacon theme. Have a bacon tasting session where everyone can try different cuts and types of bacon. You can judge the bacon by its seasoning, flavor, texture and overall quality. Print out judge sheets for your guests so they can rate and keep track of their favorite bacon varieties.