This post was sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you were ever looking for a way to bring people together – look no further than the avocado. When I told my friends that I would be throwing an avocado party, complete with tasty avocado-based drinks and snacks, they practically lined up at my door. It’s really pretty remarkable. I mean, I can’t think of any other health food that people get this excited about eating. Can you?
My avocado party spread included several recipes that the Haas Avocado Board generously shared with me in their Avocado Party Box. (Yup. That was a fun mail day.) Along with a pile of cute recipe cards I also received some cute party plates and Avocado t-shirts! They say “Keep Calm. It’s good fat” and were a HUGE hit with party guests.
Another huge hit during the avocado party was the food. I made a big batch of Agua Fresca de Aguacate to drink. For snacks, I made a bowl full of Vegan Avocado Ceviche, and Chipotle Avocado Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes. (These actually ended up being served as a dip since my cherry tomatoes wouldn’t cooperate with the stuffing process. It was a dang fine dip though – and thoroughly enjoyed.) The main dishes were Tortilla Crepe-Avocado with Apple and Sunflower Butter and Vietnamese Avocado Zoodle Salad served as a platter.
Recipes From my Avocado Party
- Agua Fresca de Aguacate
- Vegan Avocado Ceviche
- Chipotle Avocado Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
- Tortilla Crepe-Avocado with Apple and Peanut Butter (We used sunflower butter.)
- Vietnamese Avocado Zoodle Salad Bowl
More Delicious Avocado Party Recipes
- Avocado Sushi Burgers
- Cauliflower Tots with Avocado Basil Dipping Sauce
- Vegan Dark Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes
- Find even more recipes at AvocadoCentral.com
So what is “good fat” anyway? Well, when it comes to avocados, the unsaturated fat content can actually benefit your health. They are also packed with nutrition. Avocados contribute nearly 20 nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and phytonutrients. These nutrients are especially important for growing bodies, making them a favorite nutritional go-to during pregnancy.
This is important stuff to remember during an avocado party. Eat up, I say! It’s good fat.
Avocados are a favorite for kids too. Their smooth, creamy consistency and mild taste makes it an easy sell to even the most (ahem) selective eaters. Try putting a few slices of avocado in your little one’s cheese, hummus, or even nut butter sandwich to boost flavor and nutritional value. You can even blend avocado into chocolate flavored desserts – a welcome alternative to sugary sweets and processed snacks.
Look at these two little avocado party animals. My heart.
The smooth and consistent texture of avocado makes it an excellent first food. Infants and toddlers tend to love avocao, and my CC was no exception. We would serve it to him mashed up or pureed with other veggies, or simply cut into slices for finger-food practice. If you need some baby food inspiration, here are some simple recipes to help get you started.
Baby Food Recipes
- Avocado, Carrot, and White Bean Baby and Toddler Mash Up
- Sweet Potato and Avocado Baby Food Mash Up
- Avocado, White Bean and Spinach Baby and Toddler Food
- Avocado Mango Baby and Toddler Food
I almost forgot to talk about my decorations!! I went fairly simple with this setup. The backdrop for my avocado party was made with three colors of crepe paper streamers. Start off by tacking two sturdy hooks into the wall as high up as possible. I like to go right up to the edge of the ceiling. The hooks should be tacked in at the outer edges of the area you want covered. In my case, the hooks were placed about 6 feet apart.
Next, string a thin, sturdy cord snugly between the two hooks. Tape streamers over the top string, alternating colors to form a striped pattern. Each streamer should be long enough to either touch the floor or be hidden behind your party table. Use a piece of masking tape to tack down the bottom of each streamer. This keeps them from moving around or getting tangled up.
I used a small party balloon to finish the backdrop. You can tape your balloon to the wall or use little hooks to keep it up. I covered the table with a large polyester tablecloth in deep green. For my floral centerpiece, I placed avocados in cone shaped vases along with some mixed flowers in milk glass vases.
We had so much fun at our avocado party. I can’t wait to make that zoodle bowl recipe again – and that vegan ceviche! Yum yum. I’ve already seen several friends sporting their avocado t-shirts around town. Speaking of which, I have a few extra! Want one? Use the widget below to enter my little giveaway. I’ll mail out tshirts and recipe cards to four lucky winners. (U.S. addresses only please.)