Photography: Kelly Harmer
I blooming love this time of year peeps, don’t you? We get to be in our absolute element with festive entertaining and I believe that if you can’t get carried away during this time of year, when can you? I adore the added fun elements of table games and crackers and that everyone is willing to throw their diets out of the window in the name of the season, he he!
It was a slight gamble to host a sprout party because let’s face it, you either love em or you hate em, but luckily for me pretty much everyone in my family absolutely loves them and their eyes lit up when I told them we’d be serving creamy parmesan and bacon sprouts on top of the usual roast trimmings.
Not one for turning down the chance to go all out with a theme, we literally went sprout crazy thanks to Talking Tables who have a complete sprout range (it makes me smile to even type that they have a sprout range!) along with some table games and I couldn’t resist adding a cute DIY to the table with little google eyed sprout pom poms made by my two girls. Cuuuuuute.
My family (and the dog) got fully behind this theme and we had so much fun playing pass the sprout, unravelling all the layers to find party hats, treats and jokes. Our eldest daughter Isla absolutely loved playing ‘Junior Describe It’and I can definitely see this game coming back out over the festive season.
The food went down an absolute storm thanks to my hubby’s wonderful cooking. He does a blooming good roast dinner as it is, but he really came up trumps (pun intended!) with the creamy parmesan and bacon sprouts after we found a recipe on The Chunky Chef website. It really is delish and we’ve said we’ll have to make double the quantity if we did it again because everyone went back for seconds!
Luckily the food stayed warm for the second round due to these incredible warming trays by Swan. TheCordless Warming Tray which the creamy sprouts and red cabbage sat on is so handy because you don’t have to worry about placing it near a powerpoint (i.e. in the middle of the table) and theBuffet Server had individual bowls and lids perfect for the carrots, parsnips and buttered sprouts. I’m thinking these will be brilliant for the classic Boxing Day turkey curry too, as well as great Christmas gifts for those who love to entertain.
Despite the humungous roast dinner we still kept some room for pudding which was the cutest sprout cake you’ve ever seen, created by my dear friend Kerry of Angel’s Kitchen Somerset. Individual sprouts, gold holly and a large red icing bow sat on the sparkly white cake which was topped with its own googley eyed sprout and joined by our DIY sprout friend and glass tree decoration.
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Until next time,
Thank you to Talking Tables for gifting their sprout range, and to Swan who gifted the warming trays. There may be affiliate links in this post. Read more here