It’s party season in our house! Graduation parties and Father’s Day celebrations are in full swing. I am not the best party planner, so I was excited to head to BJ’s wholesale Club to pick up all the food, drinks, and supplies needed for our end of the school year party. We had a graduate in the family to celebrate as well as lots of friends graduating from elementary and middle school. So we decided to celebrate them all with one huge end of the year party.
Thankfully, we have a big pool, basketball hoop, volleyball net, and big yard. I didn’t need any help there. But, when it came to food, I turned to BJ’s Wholesale club for help. We had to provide food, drinks, and cake for 20+ teens and preteens which is a big task. I made a list and headed to BJ’s Wholesale Club.
PARTY PLANNING LIST
Graduation Cake – This was at the top of my list. BJ’s Wholesale Club makes it SO easy to order. I simply went online and checked out their online deli & bakery brochure to decide what size and type of cake I wanted.
Then I filled out the order form and dropped it off at the club. I’m a bit of a slacker and waited until the morning before the party to order. Shame on me. But, they had my cake ready in 24hrs! Look at this delicious Wellsley Farms Ice Cream Cake – A delicious sheet cake features premium chocolate and vanilla ice cream blended with chocolate cookie crunch. Delicious!
Burgers & Hot Dogs – GO big or GO home! We knew we had to stock up BIG TIME on burgers. Teens and tweens can eat a lot. I live with two of them, so I have become an expert at buying food in bulk for them. Thankfully, BJ’s Wholesale Club had a huge box of burgers available in the size we needed and at a great price. We also swung by the bakery to grab plenty of buns for everyone.
Fruits and Veggies: I wanted to be sure to have plenty of energy food for the kids along with the cake and goodies. They would be playing in the Florida heat for hours. Fueling them up was very important.
Baked Goods: We chose a large Wellsley Farms Cookie Platter. This was the most popular platter at the party. It included Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Chip cookies. They were very fresh and delicious.
Chips & Dips: BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a great price on large bags of chips. Mix & Match 2 bags for one low price. And you can grab a conveniently wrapped 3 pack of dips & salsa.
Plates, Cups, plasticware: The last thing I wanted to do was dishes. There was no way I wanted to spend hours during and after the party cleaning dishes so that we didn’t run out. So, we opted for disposable plates, cups, and plasticware. BJ’s carries Berkley Jensen Premium Heavy Duty Clear Cutlery which is made from clear super premium heavyweight plastic. It included 180 forks, 120 spoons and 60 knives. We also picked up Berkley Jensen Premium Heavy Weight Dinner Plates and Berkley Jensen Premium 18 oz. Cups.
At the last minute, we decided to order a platter of cheese and meats. We had 5 girls spending the night and I knew I’d need to feed them lunch the following day, along with my four kids. I knew we would be spending the day cleaning, so I was not going to want to cook. We chose the Wellsley Farms Entertainment Platter. I’m glad we did. It fed us lunch and dinner the day after the party!
BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering non-members a Free 90-Day Membership available now through Sunday, July 3. Head on over HERE and print the coupon, then visit your local BJ’s club to activate your trial. Once enrolled, shoppers are given a membership number and will receive a membership card upon visiting the member services desk.
BJ’s is also currently offering a 15 month membership for $40 now through Sunday, July 3 plus a coupon book with more than $2,000 worth of savings.
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card to purchase items to help assist with this post. All opinions are my own.