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Tuscany Dinner Party Ideas and Inspiration

Tuscany Dinner Party Ideas and Inspiration

It's been such a long time since we had a big family dinner. One of the things I've been missing so much since moving is family! Finally, the stars aligned after a few months, I was able to have both of my parents over for dinner. There's something special about gathering around the table, isn't there? With authentic inspiration from Bertolli, my dinner party was a true hit. This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox about 150 Ways to Bring Tuscany to Your Table, all opinions are my own.

Are you ready to join me and take your dinner party to Tuscany with Bertolli?  Mangia! Mangia!

Appetizer Idea:  Cutting board with breadsticks, crackers, cheese & grapes.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

For something fresh and new, I was excited to bring Tuscany to my table. Having a fun theme with quick and easy ideas was perfect. After all, I don't want to slave away in the kitchen all day, I just want to enjoy my company. I hadn't had that much fun in ages and can't even wait to go it all over again.

Your local Stop & Shop, Giant or Martin’s is a wonderful place to pick up your choice of Bertolli sauces and dinner party supplies!

Centerpiece Ideas:  Fresh Flowers & upcycled Bertolli jars with battery operated tealights inside. 

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Starters? Try thick sliced tomatoes topped with slices of fresh mozzarella, basil. Top with olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Starters: Big veggie packed salads, add olives for an Italian touch.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Must have!  Loaves of Italian bread for the table to share.
Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

 

Dinner Idea: Make a big family batch of saucy meatballs to top over spaghetti, pasta or even spaghetti squash.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 - 24 oz Jars of Marinara Pasta Sauce (Bertolli Tomato & Basil recommended)
  • ⅓ Cup of Sliced Olives
  • 1 Green Pepper Chopped into Small Pieces
  • 1 - 28oz Bag of Pre-Cooked Frozen Italian Meatballs

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and give a stir to distribute evenly. Cook on high for 2 to 2.5 hours.

Pasta is an afforable way to feed a lot of guests and the perfect way to enjoy Bertolli sauces. Yum.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

There’s nothing quite like gathering around a home-cooked Italian meal, it's comforting, fun and tasty. Bertolli has been sharing their rich authentic sauces for 150 years! They happen to know a little something about bring Tuscany to your table, you think? It's also a great way to get a dinner together quickly so throw a meal together fast that tastes delicious and enjoy your friends and family for a little long around your table!

But, don't forget dessert!

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Dessert Idea:  Gelato Bar.  Include choices of gelato and toppings.

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

We had such a fun time and I can't wait to do it again. But, now it's your turn!

BERTOLLI SAVINGS

Want to save on your own Italian Dinner Party? You can save on your favorite Bertolli is at a reduced price from 10/9 – 11/5 at your favorite Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s stores!

Family Dinner Ideas inspired by Tuscany

#BertolliDinnerParty Gift Card Giveaway

PRIZES:

Two winner will receive a $100 Gift Card to host your own party!
Choice of Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s gift card.

RULES:
-Read the Official Rules here.
-Giveaway is open to US Residents
18+ -Giveaway ends on 11/03/2015 at midnight EST
-Entries are only valid through the Giveaway Tools Form

 

Leave a comment and tell me why you'd like to have an Italian Dinner Party at your home or tell me which idea is your favorite in this post.

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Thomas Murphy

Monday 9th of November 2015

I like the Gelato Bar

kathy agate

Monday 9th of November 2015

Since we eat Italian a lot as my MIL was born in Italy, the gelato bar would be great when we have a mini family reunion this July.

Theresa M

Monday 9th of November 2015

I'd love to have a Italian dinner party as my son -in-law who is sweet as sweet can be would love it for sure. He says he bleeds sauce so the Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs you have above would definitely be some recipe I would use for the part. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays to all.

Trisha McKee

Monday 9th of November 2015

I would love to have an Italian Dinner Party at my house because when my mother was alive, she always cooked fantastic Italian food on Christmas Eve for our big parties.

Amie George

Monday 9th of November 2015

My whole family loves Italian Food especially my youngest son. He is typically a picky eater unless some sort of Italian tomato sauce is involved and then he will eat thirds and fourths.

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