Holiday Parties Made Easy and Yummy with King’s Hawaiian and Walmart

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® Holiday at Walmart but the opinions are all my own.

Are you ready for the holidays?

‘Tis the season of festivities, and I can’t wait to plan a holiday party with friends and family. My first rule is to make sure that preparation and clean-up is simple and easy! I want to be able to enjoy the party and not worry about the food and mess. We usually invite families with a mixed age group, and, therefore, the menu has to be appetizing for everyone. To minimize the holiday stress, I rely on King’s Hawaiian and Walmart to help!

holiday shopping list

The party planning begins with a quick trip to Walmart. My one stop go-to store for all my holiday needs! I grab a cart and get ready to conquer my holiday shopping list. The list is simple and focused on finding all essentials to throw my ‘Oh-So Yummy Holiday Panini’s Party!’

Walking into Walmart, the first order of business is to look for my main Panini ingredient – the delicious savory King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls. This is my secret stress-free ingredient for my holiday party. The rolls are soft and fresh and can be filled with so much holiday yum and then pressed into perfect little Panini’s. I can’t wait! King’s Hawaiian rolls where are you? Guess what? I find them both in the freezer and the bread isle.  Why not pick up both fresh and frozen? After all, I always like to store some extra bags in the freezer to cover those last minute added guests.



I make my way to find different filler ingredients. Cranberry sauce, nuts, cheese and more fill my imagination with lots of different recipes. The beauty of Panini’s with King’s Hawaiian rolls is that the filling possibility is endless- cheese, nuts, sauces, fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and more.

Then I make my way down to the holiday party supply side. Again, my party has to be stress-free so paper goods are a must. Walmart offers tons of different choices of beautiful plates, cups, napkins utensils and more. It’s hard to decide, but I finally choose a festive red and green theme for my 2015 Holiday party!

Festive Paper Goods


The cart is full and I’m almost ready to go. But before I leave, I double check my shopping list:

King's HawaiianPaper GoodsCranberryCheeseFresh FruitDrinks

  • Kings Hawaiian Sweet Bread
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pecans and Walnuts
  • Cheese
  • Paper Goods
  • Drinks


And voila, my shopping comes to an end as the list is complete and I am ready to go home. I’m not unveiling my ‘Oh so Yummy Holiday Panini’ recipes until next week. Make sure you check back with us.  They are delicious! Here’s a small hint: they will be yummy and very festive and most of all EASY and stress-free (thanks to my secret delicious sweet bread). See more ideas and recipes on the Kings Hawaiian  Twitter, Instagram or Facebook page.

What’s your favorite easy and stress-free holiday recipe?

**I am participating in an Influencer campaign for Kings Hawaiian Holiday at Walmart.  #HostwithKH I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Kings Hawaiian and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

Suzanne Wind About Suzanne Wind

Suzanne Wind is a wife, mom of three and author of the award-winning series, The SMART Playbook and Lil' Champs Play it SMART. Her passion is to empower parents to teach the next generation social skills that fit a modern world and are the key to their future successes. She writes about ideas and activities designed to help children gain confidence and character.
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