BJ’s Wholesale has you covered for your March Madness Party Ideas. Don’t spend the day in the kitchen! BJ’s offers easy and delicious heat-and-serve pub-style food, blockbuster entertainment-center options, and bar décor to help transform your party into the ultimate sports bar.
As you know, we are big sports fans, and while our favorite basketball team did not make it to the Big Dance, we were still excited to host our first March Madness party. I didn’t want to spend all of my time prepping, cooking, and cleaning so I shopped BJ’s Wholesale Club for all of our party needs. They offer an assortment of party trays for whatever party theme your going for, including Mexican, Italian, and American favorites.
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All of the items we purchased for our March Madness party were prepared and simply needed to be cooked and served. It made prep and clean-up a breeze! Our guests enjoyed Swedish meatballs, bacon wrapped scallops, and deli spirals as they watched the game.
There was one dish I couldn’t resist making for the big game, and that was a Broccoli Bacon Cheese Ball.
It’s incredibly easy to make, and delicious! I can’t even explain how yummy this appetizer is. It’s even shaped like a basketball…score! Grab this March Madness appetizer recipe below.
Broccoli Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe:
Prep: 10 minutes plus chilling. Serves 20
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Assorted crackers
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese and pepper until blended. Stir in broccoli.
- Shape into a ball and roll in bacon. Cover and refrigerate.
- Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers.
Recipe derived from tasteofhome.com
Create a March Madness Appetizer Bracket Game. We decided to pit our appetizers against one another in our very own appetizer championship. Each guest tasted the apps and made their decision on their favorite. The app with the most votes per round won and our champion was the Swedish meatball.
Are you keeping up with March Madness 2014? Which team are you rooting for? Don’t forget to shop BJ’s Wholesale for your party needs.
Janet W. says
The Broccoli Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe looks delicious! We are BJs members and love shopping there. They have a great selection and I love their coupon policy.
Jennifer H says
It is SO good! 🙂
alicia k says
i love the apps that you can just stick in the oven!
The Broccoli Bacon Cheese Ball looks great. I’ll have to try that recipe soon.
I’m sure this would be a big hit at a party. We don’t have BJs in Colorado.
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Cynthia R says
We don’t have a BJ’s near us but if we did man I would so stock up here for the next party, these snackies all look great.
Faithful_Mommie (@Faithful_Mommie) says
OMG! That broccoli bacon cheese ball looks scrumptious!
Look like a yummy party to attend. Where is my invite?
The deli spirals are the best. I always keep some in the freezer for a last-minute item to bring to a party or event.
Valerie Gray (@valmg) says
I love BJ’s, I shop there every week to week and a half.
SavvyMomNYC - Ker (@SavvyMomNYC) says
I am headed to BJ’s this weekend and I think I will have to pick up Bacon wrapped scallops! Yumm!
Digna D. says
So many delicious choices. I thought the bacon wrapped scallops would be tops but then I saw the broccoli bacon cheese ball. Both yummy
I love easy appetizers! These look delicious and easy and will keep me out of the kitchen!
Normally we pay attention to March Madness but this year it just got away from us. So sad because I love making fun finger foods to go with them.
Yum! That cheese ball looks delish! I cheering for KY!
Liz Mays says
Your cheese ball looks absolutely delicious. I’m coming over!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
Those spirals look so yummy, heck everything in your post looks delicious!
Eveyrthing looks really great. I have never been to a BJs!
Cat Davis says
I wish we had a BJ’s. I’ve always heard such good things about them.
Marina (@mommysnippets) says
I’m sure that cheese ball got a lot of attention! Sadly no BJ’s closeby 🙁
Jen Jamar (@LifeWithLevi) says
You had me at bacon-wrapped scallops…
We don’t have a BJ’s near us. That cheese ball looks yummy!