suite eats: a green snack board for st. patrick’s day

I love a good cheeseboard.  Any time that I have friends over or entertain, I always like to offer a pretty cheese board or charcuterie plate since it’s easy (and delicious) snacking.  I also love any excuse to get creative and color coordinate.  So with St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to do a twist on my regular spread and do more of a “green day” inspired snack board full of gorgeous green veggies, fruits, guac, candy, and cheese (obvi).

I headed to one of my favorite stores, World Market, to stock up on all the green treats they had from all over the globe.   (Links to products below.)

I started with my go-to cheese board plate (similar here) that my spread quickly outgrew, so I decided to embrace the idea of making my kitchen island the center of attention and laid everything out there.

First, I placed small bowls that would hold the dips around so that they would anchor the snacks and then started layering in the good stuff.  I made sure to use an odd number of bowls to keep things visually appealing.

Then I grouped the veggies together like green peppers, celery, sugar snap peas, cucumber, and green cauliflower.  To the bowls I added green castelvetrano olives and pesto to dip.

Above the veggies, I added in fruits like green apple, pear, grapes, and kiwi.  I added hummus and a garlic & herb spreadable cheese in the middle so you could dip the veggies or fruit in either one.

Then I found these fun, green guacamole flavored tortilla chips and mounded those by the bowl of guac.  Together they were so good!

I layered in a few other crunchy snacks for texture like “Margarita Crunch” popcorn, wasabi peas, and wasabi almonds before finishing off the snack board with some suite treats.

For the dessert end, I added matcha green tea Pocky biscuit sticks, green tea Kit Kats, apple flavored candies, and green tea chocolate covered macadamia nuts.

And no get together is complete without a good wine to offer guests so I partnered with Winc who delivered four bottles straight to my door and tailored to my tastes.  I took a quick quiz online and my delivery included my favorite, a sauvignon blanc, along with a chenin blanc, sparkling chardonnay, and a red blend.  Having hand selected wine delivered definitely made this soirée easy to plan since I didn’t even have to leave the house or scour the wine aisle looking at labels.  And Winc got it right too – we loved every bottle.

If you’d like to try four bottles of wine for $39 plus complimentary shipping, just use my special code here from Winc.  Your friends may be green with envy with how easy it is.

Resources

Winc Wine
Wasabi Almonds  I  Wasabi Peas Popcorn
Pesto  Olives Hummus Spreadable Cheese
Guacamole  I  Chips
Kit Kats  I  Pocky Macadamia Nuts  I  Apple Candy

What snack would you dive into first on this snack board?  Let us know in the comments below.

 

 


the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the home town box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we curated FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes.

We’ll be releasing a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Home Town Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Home Town Box

Ah, the coveted home town dates where the final four suitors get to whisk Becca off to meet their parents and play house for a bit.  While Becca hails from Minnesota (dontcha know), there’s always a home town full of farms, family, and fauna.  This gift box comes with “Southern Belle” volumizing mousse from DryBar, smoky BBQ sauce for those home cooked meals at home that you’ll make as a couple, a pumpkin pie scented candle that will rival the smell of mom’s homemade dessert, pink “mama and baby piglets” gummy candies, a “Happy game day, ya’ll” tank because Texans love their football, and a Mexican serape blanket handmaid by artisans in Mexico for all those tailgate, sunset, and soul searching moments.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.


the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the pack your bags box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Becca Kufrin’s Season 14.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Pack Your Bags Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Pack Your Bags Box

Where there’s international travel, there’s bound to be some tan lines, some tattling, and some tears.  The cast usually travels later into the season to some tropical locale that makes for a nice backdrop for a break up.  This season, it’s the Bahamas! With this gift box in hand, you’ll be sippin’ pretty on the beach before you’re cast off to the next season of Bachelor in Paradise to try your luck again (oh, you were so close to the “Fantasy Suite”, bro).  Featuring Bachelorette Season 10’s Andi Dorfman‘s new book Single State of Mind, you can read this on the long flight back home after being the first one cast off after arriving to the tropics the day before (we’ll miss you, Leo), a margarita carry-on cocktail kit with everything you need to mix up a mean marg at 30,000 feet (sans alcohol, but those in flight mini bottles are so cute), a hand-poured soy candle scented like “Island Nectar” and handmade luggage tag both by The Little Market, pineapple gummy candies, a dark chocolate bar with macadamia and coconut from Compartes, and a “Mai Tai Spritzer” sea salt spray from DryBar to make sure your hair looks as bouncy and beachy as Becca’s.

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette, traveling, the tropics, or the Bahamas

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Monday, July 9th and ends on Sunday, July 15th at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Monday, July 16th.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 7/9-7/15
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

the bachelorette-inspired boxes: introducing the villain box

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Becca Kufrin’s Season 14.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Villain Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Villain Box

Every season there’s a memorable villain.  From cold cut connoisseur, Chad Johnson on Jojo Fletcher’s season 12, to fun party girl, Corinne Olympios on Nick Viall’s season 21, to last season’s love-to-hate-her Krystal Nielson, there’s always a dark horse in the mix that makes for really good TV.  Inspired by the outcast that is always there “for the right reasons”, this gift box includes original bad girl Courtney Robertson’s book appropriately titled I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain, DryBar‘s “Money Maker” flexible hold hairspray because hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, “Haters Gonna Hate” ceramic mug (haterade not included), Sugarfina sugar lips gummy candies because no doubt there will be kissing and telling this season, Bachelorette-inspired gold imprinted pencils with sayings like, “Here for the right reasons”, a black t-shirt emblazoned with “The most dramatic rose ceremony ever,” (because Chris Harrison is the ultimate hype-man), and gold kiss temporary tattoos (Becca has four).

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette or has haters (we all do!)

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away three more gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Tuesday, June 19th and ends on Monday, June 25th at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 26th.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 6/19-6/25
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook

we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the new season of the bachelorette

If last season’s finale of The Bachelor left you saying, “Arie you kidding me!?”, then these themed gift boxes are definitely for you.  Inspired by new Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, these boxes have everything you need for an epic watch party, a Bachelorette super fan, or just to send to your bestie because she’s for sure final rose material.

Because we’re obsessed with all the rose ceremony drama, we’re giving away FIVE Bachelorette themed gift boxes over on our Instagram page during Season 14 when it debuts on Monday, May 28th.  And you’re totally gonna want to win these, trust us.

We’ll be releasing and giving away a different box each week and this week’s box is appropriately named The Bachelorette Box.  Let’s take a peek at what’s inside below.

The Bachelorette Box

When you think The Bachelorette, I bet you’re thinking wine and roses, am I right?  This gift box comes with NY Times best-selling book Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by LA Times entertainment writer, Amy Kaufman, elderflower and rose lemonade (we’re mixing ours with some vodka while we watch, obvi), sparkling rosé gummy bears from upscale candy boutique, Sugarfina, a pink rosé wine flavored chocolate bar, “Hot Toddy” heat & UV protectant by hair gurus, DryBar, (because Becca’s luscious locks are always on point), a hand-poured rose scented soy candle from The Little Market, and “Wine Bachelor Yoga Pants” tank which will pair perfectly with our ponytail and vodka lemonade on the couch.

To Enter

  1. Follow us on Instagram here and/or Facebook here
  2. Like the giveaway post when it’s posted on Monday
  3. Tag a friend that likes The Bachelorette, roses, or wine

That’s it!  So easy.  Every tag is an entry so feel free to tag away.  Then stay tuned for the next gift box giveaway because we’re giving away FIVE gift boxes during the show so make sure you’re following us for your chance to win.

We also curate gift boxes for any occasion like birthdays, babies, brides, bosses, besties – we do it all and would love to work with you or your company on custom gifts.  To check out more gift boxes we’ve put together, you can view images here.  We’d love to get your final rose.

 

 

Giveaway Timeline
The giveaway for this box starts on Monday, May 28th when we post and ends on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:59pm PST.  Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd.

Terms & Conditions

  • Each tag is one entry
  • Contest runs from 5/28-6/2
  • Winner will be chosen at random and notified via DM
  • Must be 18 or older and live within the contiguous United States
  • Gift is not permitted to be resold
  • Private accounts are not eligible to win
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Facebook