March Madness

I come from a close knot family. We are passionate. Some people think we are loud but I would say we are boisterous. Some people may say we are competitive. I say we are loyal! Some people may say that we use any excuse to get together and have a party. I say they are right!

Collective Bias asked us to host a March Madness party this year and we could not have been happier. To sweeten the pot they compensated us and directed us to a fantastic website called For those of you who like to throw parties and or like to have friends over, this site is incredible. They have great ideas for making any party memorable. In honor of March Madness, they put out a great downloadable pdf that had everything you would need to throw the perfect party. Recipes, games, great photos! All I did was find the site, look at the recipes and print the whole thing. Everything was there!

We made a quick trip to pick everything up from WalMart. One of the coolest things that had in their party planning kit was a suggestion to use Orville Redenbacher’s brand new Pop Up Bowls; the same delicious popcorn in a ready made bowl . No muss. No fuss! We made some wonderful food. We made some sliders, the best buffalo chicken dip (not an exaggeration) and whoopee pies! We couldn’t cook fast enough.

We got together for the Butler vs. VCU game. VCU was surprising everyone and a few members of the family thought there would be an upset. I knew the only upset was going to happen if I didn’t get the food ready before the natives got restless. The sliders, which I substituted ground turkey, were great! The pies and dip were wonderful. In fact, I didn’t get any pictures of people eating the dip because it done in minutes. The battle for the pies was a little more contested than the actual game. And the star of the show had to be the Orville Redenbacher Pop Up Bowls. The Moms loved them for their easy clean up. Everybody else just thought, ‘Great, popcorn!’

After Butler beat VCU, we cleaned up and spent the rest of the night begging Paul to make more whoopee pies.

We were compensated by Collective Bias to write this post.  All opinions are our own.

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