Hosting a Chili Cook-Off Party was on my Fall Bucket List last year and one thing I didn't get to check off.
So when Halloween was rolling around this year and it was my turn to host the neighborhood get together, I decided to combine the two events. Most everyone was up for the chili throw down but those that weren't, opted to bring other goodies.
The set up was pretty easy, which was good for me since I was pretty burnt out after hosting two Sweet 16 parties for Miss High School that month (see them here and here.) I made wooden spoon "prizes" by painting the handles in contrasting colors.
I created the ballots with some free clip art and tried to come up with four good categories (we had 4 entries and I wanted everyone to go home with a prize). Each wooden spoon got a tag with a category.
I also made corn muffins and baked potatoes.
The tags and printables were from here. The straws were left over from other parties.
Irish Night 2013 and the Grown Up Pudding Shots.
Apple Pie Punch).
The tasting and voting began. Here, they are making notes and some tasting is happening. The tiny spoons were perfect for those little cups. I found them at Wegman's in the catering section. I could only taste the vegetarian one so I didn't vote.
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