I didn’t experience my first white elephant party until I was in my early twenties.
I can’t fully explain to you how I went so long without knowing the glory of The White Elephant.
But oh yes, I can still remember the day. It was at my first kinda grown-up job in an office and my poor supervisor had to try to explain what a White Elephant Party entailed. I remember the look in her eyes; motes of disbelief, sadness (on my behalf, I’d like to think) and a hint of desperation as she tried to provide an answer when I asked if a plastic paper towel dispenser would be an appropriate gift.
But enough about me! Let’s talk about White Elephant affairs. We all know the gifts aren’t typically the sort you’d do battle to bring home, so what’s the big draw? It is a great way to get rid of some random stuff in your house. But you could also share some super-delish food stuffs! Here’s a fantastic list of yummy treats that will impress much more than that ceramic snowman village you were thinking about bringing.
FINALLY! A snack that will ignite a fire in your mouth with a smoldering goodness similar to the one that lives in your heart!
Breading! Garnish! Saucy meat! Spiced so nice and ready to enjoy; without pesky bones to interrupt your nomming pleasure.
What the flip-flop?! These tiny fried parcels are stuffed with avocado, red onion, kale, cilantro and cherry tomatoes, just to name a few delicious items.
These itty-bitty baby pizzas are so tiny and cute! But have no fear; they will satisfy all comers with the delicious flavor of a full-grown pizza.
One time I almost died because I was with someone that decided to eat a jalapeño popper at an inopportune time. I later married that person. Maybe that means something equally amazing and ridiculous will occur for all those who enjoy these easy-peasy, cheesy spiced bites!
Behold that saucy goodness and marvel. It is BACON wrapped ‘round SAUSAGE – that’s double-pork, friend, and that means it is double-plus-good.
It is a scientific fact that whatever one places within a flaky, warm and delectable crescent casing increases said item’s yum factor by approximately one millionty. Please feel free to conduct your own trial at home.
Okay, so I think it’s only fair to warn you about this item on two points. #1) It is so easy – all you have to is put the things in the slow cooker! And #2) It’s so tasty, you’re likely to find people just eating it out of the slow cooker with a spoon. Don’t judge them.
Grab a few cans of Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf, cream cheese and more cheese (of the Gruyère variety) and make a warm, melty treat that will wow all your white elephanters.
Bacon, bourbon and chicken wings – it’s the happy triad of appetite teasers!
Holy wow! Such beauteous color in these tender, creamy, noodley mouthfuls. Folks are gonna gobble these up.
While we’re on the topic of noodley, cheesy goodness, why not try this fabulous version that comes in cupcake formation?
What you need to really liven up the party is thick cut bacon and cheesy goodness stacked atop the tastiest of all tubers – the sweet potato.
Savory, sweet, tang and spice are all combined perfectly in these round and tasty morsels. Try not to fill up on just these little guys. I dare you.
Admittedly, I never knew that waffles and chicken were even a thing. But their buttery love affair will dance a sweet, sweet tango on your taste buds.
Crunchy, crisp wontons provide structure for the full frontal Reuben flavor; make it extra naughty with Guinness™ sipping sauce.
Whoa – fancy! Artfully arranged bacon and appley yum make for a palate pleaser that also astounds the eye.
Dumpling is the word for satisfaction in the hearts and on the lips of the hungry. Crispy, steamy and beefy; make these and I guarantee that no one will go unsated!
Look at these glorious, golden brown round things! At the center of these puffy, slightly sweet corn breaded balls there lies a succulent and savory pulled pork filling that will grant wishes and make dreams come true – if your dream and wish is to no longer be hungry, that is.
Soft pretzels are leveled up when you add buffalo chicken and creamy cheese into the mix!