This May Be the Easiest Appetizer for Holiday Gatherings


What Is The Easiest Appetizer for Holiday Gatherings?

Parties are all about making memories with family and friends. But for the host, it’s a lot of work! So when I had the chance to try out this Hormel Gatherings Party Tray complimentary for review, I realized that this may seriously be the easiest appetizer for a holiday party.

And the best part? It’s ready-made so no cooking required! Because who wants to spend half of their own party cooking and cleaning? Not me!

Hormel Gatherings party trays may be the easiest appetizer for parties. No cooking or cleaning required!

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What exactly is a Hormel Gatherings Party Tray?

The Hormel Gatherings Party Tray comes with everything you see here. And it's delicious!

The Hormel Gatherings Party Tray comes with everything you see here. And it’s delicious!

You guys are familiar with Hormel, right?

For those of you that don’t know, Hormel is famous for making deli meats easy and convenient. Their products range from bacon to chicken, to pepperoni. And of course who can forget about their famous Hormel Chili?

But now Hormel has put together some of their most popular deli meats with all the fixings in a convenient 28oz tray, which makes this the easiest appetizer for Holiday parties, and especially game day festivities!

What comes in the Hormel Gatherings Party Tray?

Hormel Gatherings comes in your choice of Turkey/Ham or Hard Salami/Pepperoni

Hormel Gatherings comes in your choice of Turkey/Ham or Hard Salami/Pepperoni

Inside each 28oz party tray you get:

  • Two packages of buttery, round crackers
  • Two varieties of cheese – including Sargento® Cheddar Cheese, and Sargento® Colby Jack
  • Your choice of two Hormel portions of meat which include either HORMEL® Honey Ham and HORMEL® Smoked Turkey, or HORMEL® Hard Salami and HORMEL® Pepperoni

And if you want to go even bigger, you can check out the 39.7oz Hormel Gatherings Supreme Party Tray which includes:

The Hormel Gatherings Supreme Tray was a hit at our Thanksgiving Party!

The Hormel Gatherings Supreme Tray was a hit at our Thanksgiving Party!

  • HORMEL® Hard Salami and HORMEL® Genoa Salami
  • Sargento® Pepper Jack Cheese and Sargento® Havarti Cheese
  • Round Crackers
  • Peloponnese Pitted Olives.

This Thanksgiving I went with the Hormel Gatherings Supreme tray. And let me tell you, it was a hit!

The kids loved making little sandwiches out of all the fixings. But the meats, cheese, and crackers were just as delicious on their own!

The kids loved making heir own combinations, but also enjoyed ingredients on their own too!

The kids loved making their own combinations, but also enjoyed the ingredients on their own too!

The kids loved making their own cracker sandwiches!


Why is Hormel Gatherings Party Tray the easiest appetizer?

  1. It’s pre-cut and ready-made. All you have to do is open the packaging. How’s that for stress-free party planning?
  2. It comes in its own portioned tray. So no dishes to wash.
  3. There’s something for everyone.
  4. Perfect for any size party.
  5. No cooking required.
  6. It’s delicious!
Hormel Gatherings Party Trays are the easiest appetizer because you don't have to cook or wash dishes!

Hormel Gatherings Party Trays are the easiest appetizer because you don’t have to cook or wash dishes!

And if you still have some left over, you can just toss meat and cheese into a plastic baggy or Tupperware container to keep in the fridge to snack on anytime.

Where can you find the Hormel Gatherings Party Tray?

I got ours at Walmart, located near the deli in the refrigerated special meat and cheese section. But you can also click here to find the store nearest you.

So the next time you are hosting a holiday or tailgate party, and in need of something fast and delicious, Hormel Gatherings Party Trays may just be the easiest appetizer ever. 

Now you can focus on enjoying the party, rather than slaving in the kitchen!

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  • Karen Morse November 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Love that it has everything you need. Easy setup too! This is definitely going to make any party host’s life easier!!!

  • Melissa Chapman November 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    That Hormel tray looks so great as an apetizer for your next party. I will tell everyone to go to Walmart if they want this great tray.

  • Evelyn November 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    These look so convenient! I’m certain mins would appreciate the time savings & the happy tummies. ??

  • reesa November 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    i love picking these up for a quick appetizer or something to bring to a party! Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!

  • Everyday Made Fresh November 24, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I love trays like this one with the meat, cheese, and crackers. Perfect for holiday parties, and a hostess gift.

  • TColeman November 25, 2017 at 7:17 am

    These trays are definitely the best for appetizers! They are so easy and have everything that people love to snack on while they wait.

  • Krystal Butherus November 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I love the thought of easy appetizers! It takes the stress off buying a lot of ingredients, and then fitting time in between all the other things that need to be done before either hosting or going to the host’s place for the holidays.

  • theclutterboxblog November 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Trays like this are so fantastic when your going to a party and have to bring something. I usually do the cheese ball ones because they are my favorite!

  • Tameka from November 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    These are so good!! I love them for road trips wit the kids because they easier to clean up/ less mess, no utensils, and better than candy and junk food. Great blog post!!

  • Arlene November 25, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    You can never go wrong with a cheese, meat, and crackers platter! It’s so easy to setup and hassle free. I love to see how people
    Put their cracker sandwhiches together.

  • Jagruti November 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I think this appetizer tray is really a good idea, when you are super busy doing other stuff for the parties and get together.

  • C-Ludik November 25, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    This gatherings Supreme Party Tray is easy and so convenient: it’s already pre portioned, and comes on its own tray. I And to be honest, I would sometimes buy a pack just to eat on the run or at the beach ! No need for utensils or plates. Just a napkin and you can stack up whatever combo of meats and cheese and set them atop a buttery cracker they provide in this smorgasbord that everyone loves ?

  • Amber Nelson November 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    The easier, the better for me. I am too busy to put together fancy appetizers and entrees. I love this option!

  • Felicia November 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    These are my go to trays when I am asked to bring anything to a party. My local Walmart carries them as well and they are so helpful and filling.

  • Jessica Joachim November 26, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I buy these for my Christmas parties every year. They are really delicious and super simple. Everyone always loves them!

  • roxmom2 November 26, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Wow this all of my families favorite things in one package! And what a time saver!

  • toastycritic November 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I get the hormel party trays a lot for different work events. My teens really love it for snacking on different things. Between the crackers, meats and cheeses it’s delicious.

  • Jeanine November 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I love these. I get a smaller version and have them for my lunches. They are amazing and I will be picking some up for the holidays!

  • Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest November 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I love this Hormel party tray! It is like having a big thing of Lunchables as appetizers. I know what I am using at our next gathering.

  • Cindy Ingalls November 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    This tray really does have everything you want in a delicious appetizer. There is something for everyone, from the meats to the cheeses.

  • Stephanie Pass November 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love Hormel and these party trays are so easy for entertaining. Everyone always loves the meats and cheeses.

  • Tim November 27, 2017 at 8:55 am

    We have family game nights, so these would be great for that.

  • A Busy Bees Life - Sheri November 27, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I have not seen these in any stores over here, but we have something that is a little similar but not as great.

  • sandra November 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    We would try these at a party or a gathering.

  • Melissa November 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I’d serve it at one of my book club meetings!

  • Geoff November 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I’ll try it when we get together to watch a football game.

  • shelly peterson December 2, 2017 at 3:51 am

    These would be great for family game nights.

  • stephanie December 2, 2017 at 7:53 am

    i would love this for my super bowl party

  • Michelle J. December 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    At our Christmas party!

  • Natalie December 4, 2017 at 6:25 am

    I would love to bring this tray to my work place holiday party.

  • Gabrielly December 4, 2017 at 9:08 am

    That’ll be great for the holiday parties.

  • marilynnawara December 4, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    This tray would be perfect for Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day.

  • Jeremy McLaughlin December 7, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Would try this party tray at Christmas eve.

  • angelz43217 December 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I would try the turkey and ham tray for Christmas. I thin k the kids would be more likely to eat from the tray then most of the food we make.

  • Tammy Woodall December 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    My brother is coming home for The Holidays. I would like to try Hormel Gatherings for his Homecoming.

  • Carolsue December 8, 2017 at 1:04 am

    These would be great for New Year’s Eve!

  • gala December 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I’ll try it for our New Year Party

  • Eileen Boyce December 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    This looks so good. I’d have it for Christmas Day.


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