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17 Awesome Ways to Feed Friends Helping You Move that are Better than Pizza and Beer

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You’re finally out from under that lease and moving into swanky new digs. 

Only, all your spare cash went into the deposit, and hiring sofa haulers isn’t exactly in the budget.

This is when you call in all favors – and throw in some tempting eats and drinks to sweeten the deal. Check out our motivating menu, selected for their potential to get friends to get a move on.

 

1. Cheesy Enchilada Walking Tacos

Cheesy Enchilada Walking Tacos

Feed ’em fast with street food. An upgrade to everyday walking taco, courtesy of a mix-and-make sauce and rice for super fuel. Because boxes of books.

 

2. Bourbon Limeade Brew

Bourbon Limeade Brew

Refreshments are a must to keep free movers moving. Light limeade gets a little boost from bourbon, very necessary for preparing to tell ’em about the box spring.

 

3. 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

Yes, you read that right: Pork and just two other ingredients, and you’ll have everyone more than pulling their own weight.

 

4. Taco Cupcakes

Taco Cupcakes

These grab-and-chomp handheld power boosters deliver spicy Mexican flavor and muscle-up protein. Second shift moving to a two-story walkup? No problemo.

 

5. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Want to feed the crew on the run? These are everyone’s favorites mixed together: mac-and-cheese plus buffalo wings equaling handheld heaven.

 

6. Party Rock Jelly Shots

Party Rock Jelly Shots

Is the energy lagging – but only a third of your stuff has made it from point A to point B? Dangle the promise of these in front of everyone and see who volunteers to take the business end of the piano.

 

7. Boozy Watermelon Punch

Boozy Watermelon Punch

Amazingly refreshing and so easy. Perfect for kicking back when the moving’s done; we highly recommend pre-making a batch and sticking it in the fridge. At the new place, duh.

 

8. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Another way to get the move done and done right: make sure your move-to address is filled with the smell of these simmering away in the slow cooker.

 

9. Mini Crescent Dogs

Mini Crescent Dogs

The classic. The keeper. The best part: They taste amazing when everyone’s sitting on boxes at the end of a full day’s work.

 

10. Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

No need to figure out what box has the forks and plates. Just put these out there and watch the smiles take up permanent residence.

 

11. Mini Tortilla-Crust Pizzas

Mini Tortilla-Crust Pizzas

Deep-dish flavor, bite-sized handy. Feeding a crowd is super easy with these mini ’zas, especially since they’re ready in under 30 minutes.

 

12. Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

Note to self: Not only is this the official drink of “We Are Officially Done,” it’s the official drink of “We Are Officially Forever the Best Friends in the World.”

 

13. Slanted Rainbow Jelly Shots

Slanted Rainbow Jelly Shots

The only true way to show total appreciation: a treasure trove of rainbow jelly shots. (We suggest cueing up “We Are the Champions” on the playlist in anticipation of serving ’em.)

 

14. Raspberry-Mint Limeade

Raspberry-Mint Limeade

Start out serving it non-spiked as an along-the-way thirst quencher. Add a little vodka or gin once the home stretch is behind you. Instant housewarming party.

 

15. Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies

Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies

We’re assuming that everyone’s going to work up a serious appetite before the day is done. The best part of these handheld pies: serious appetites get the satisfaction they deserve.

 

16. Baked Chicken and Cheese Pinwheels

Baked Chicken and Cheese Pinwheels

They’re a little lighter, a little more entrée-ish, and a little lotta happy-making. Roll up a bunch of these and your new digs will feel like home in minutes.

 

17. Spicy Italian Crescent Ring

Spicy Italian Crescent Ring

It’s an Italian sub with the bonus of being piping hot from the oven without any extra effort. Which is about perfect, considering everything moving takes out of you.

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