Plan a A Fun and Easy Party Full of Peanuts

How to celebrate National Peanut Month in style!


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It is no secret that I love holidays but did you know how much I also love the lesser-known holidays? We all know that in March we usually celebrate Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, but did you know that March is also National Peanut Month?

Fun Fact: According to the National Peanut Board the average American eats over 6 pounds of peanuts each year – 6 pounds! Clearly that is reason for celebration. Just to be clear, I do not recommend that you sit down and eat 6 pounds of peanuts or you’ll turn into a peanut.

So how should you celebrate National Peanut Month? With a Peanut Party, of course.

Special Note: Peanut allergies are nothing to mess around with. If you have friends or family with a peanut allergies, be sure to substitute Almond or Sunbutter for any recipe that calls for peanut butter. It is a very simple way to still enjoy your favorite peanut-ish recipes!

When you are prepping your party, or just getting ready to make a PB&J for lunch, don’t forget my favorite peanut butter tip:

A Jar Filled with Love.  Each time you open a new jar of peanut butter, before you take the first scoop of peanut butter fill the jar with love by using your knife to draw a heart in the peanut butter. This is a simple a fun way to put a smile on everyone’s face :-)

A Peanut Party can be as simple as serving PB&Js and buckets of peanuts or you can have a little more fun with it.

Mini PB&Js

If there is one must-have at your peanut party, it is the PB&J. You can keep it simple and make your favorite childhood PB&Js or have a little fun with it (you know how much I like a twist on the traditional!). You will definitely want to make your PB&Js appetizer size so that your guests can enjoy all of your treats. Here are a few fun options for your Mini PB&Js:

  1. Use a mini loaf of bread or baguette slices.
  2. Make traditional PB&Js and use a cookie cutter to turn them into fun shapes.
  3. Use Ladyfinger cookies as bread for extra sweet PB&Js.
  4. Add a few strawberry slices to your traditional PB&J and cut them into fourths.
  5. Instead of bread, use hot dog buns to make sub-sandwich style PB&Js.

Pail of Peanuts

What could be better than a bucket full of peanuts at your peanut party? Nothing! A small galvanized bucket, glass vase or flower pot make for fun centerpieces for the buffet or coffee table. Don’t worry; there is no shame in serving the lazy man’s shelled peanut especially if you're worried about the mess peanut shells may make. 

TIP:  If you are serving your bucket of peanuts inside be sure to use a tablecloth, and a drop cloth to make cleanup a breeze.

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

A fun and easy way to put a spin on your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe is to add a jelly twist.  Simply skip the step to make cross marks on your peanut butter cookies, take them out of the oven half way through the baking cycle, make a small indentation in the center of the cookie using your clean thumb or the back of a measuring spoon and pop them back in the oven. Once the cookies are fully baked, remove them from the oven and drop a dollop of your favorite jelly in the center.

TIP: A fun way to serve your PB&J Thumbprint Cookies is on top of a small glass of milk! Plastic shot glasses or champagne flutes work best and look the cutest.

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

If you ask me, the world's most perfect food combination is chocolate and peanut putter, period. So why not add peanut butter to your favorite brownies? All you need is your favorite brownie mix, ½ cup of chocolate chips and a few dollops of peanut butter and you’ve got yourself Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies.  Prepare brownie mix as directed, add chocolate chips, pour into a pan, drop on a few dollops of peanut butter on top and cut in with a knife in a zigzag pattern to make a marbled effect. Bake as directed, cool, cut with a plastic knife and try not to eat the entire pan in one sitting, unless it is a brownie emergency.

Nutty Mix Bar

A fun and interactive attraction at your peanut party is a Nutty Mix Bar where guest can make their own peanut trail mix. You'll just need a few bowls or fun food safe containers for your mix-ins, and cups or small bags, and your imagination is your only limit (well, that and your budget – some nuts can be pricey). Here are some of my favorite mix-in ideas:

  • Peanuts (duh!) and any other nut your love
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Peanut or Chocolate-Flavored Cereal
  • Peanut M&Ms
  • Raisins
  • Dried Banana Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Grape- or Strawberry-flavored Jelly Beans
  • Mini Marshmallows

TIP: Your favorite Nutty Mix also makes the perfect party! Simply mix a big batch and pour it into small bags or cute take-out boxes.

My favorite part of planning such a fun and silly themed party is that your imagination is your only limit!

Until next time,

Jennifer

aka Chick #1 www.CluelessChick.com

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View map »


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Enjoy dance and musical performances, art-making, food trucks, special gallery tours and more.  

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27612
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Take a 30-minute tour to view the main power drive and milling machinery. Tickets available inside the park's visitor center. Online registration encouraged.

Cost: $5/adult, $3 ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Enjoy live critters, carnivorous plants, fairy and gnome home building, giant bubbles and in the Children’s Wonder Garden. Ages 4 and older. Register online.

Cost: $10/child

Where:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Sponsor: North Carolina Botanical Garden
Telephone: 919-537-3770
Contact Name: Elisha Taylor
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Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling who ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $32-$72

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Carolina Ballet
Telephone: 919-719-0900
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Take the family to enjoy barbecue and live bluegrass and blues music. Barbecue tasting tickets are $10/person.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
, NC


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Explore the historic nature of Leigh Farm Park with a friendly guide. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while being captivated by tales about life at Leigh Farm throughout the years.

Cost: Free

Where:
Leigh Farm Park
370 Leigh Farm Rd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Sponsor: Durham Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 919-560-1116
Contact Name: Natalya Buckel
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Enjoy hay rides and a hay bale obstacle challenge. Visit the “What’s it all About” Hay discovery table and take a leisurely stroll down to Ma Sue’s Hay Bale...

Cost: $8 and up

Where:
Hubb's Fall Festival and Corn Maze
10276 US Hwy 421 N.
Clinton, NC  28328
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Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
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In celebration of the 151st anniversary of emancipation, and in partnership with MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, Mordecai Historic Park presents a theatrical experience "Escape to...

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa Street
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Telephone: 919-996-4364
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Carolina Ballet presents the tale of an ugly little duckling who ultimately transforms into a beautiful swan. All ages. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $32-$72

Where:
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: Carolina Ballet
Telephone: 919-719-0900
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Take the family for live music, crafts and food. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carrboro Town Hall
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC  27510
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Celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle with family-friendly activities ranging from stunt shows and specialty rides to live music and local vendors. See website for hours.

Cost: Free

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC  27601
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