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Coconut Creek’s Ultimate Wow Factory Hot Dog Party

Traditionally grilled and served on a steamed bun the hot dog has made its way through American history since its inception during the late 1800s. German immigrant Charles Altman opened his first hot dog cart otherwise known as the Coney Island. This historical fun, food may have been around for ages, and still remains on the top of many party menus. Whether they’re made of beef or pork, there are 1 million ways you can serve them. This blog will give you some ideas for throwing the ultimate hot dog party.

Depending on whether or not your party will be indoors for out, you will need to plan ahead of time. Take into consideration whether you will be grilling the dogs or steaming. Many party rentals provide hot dog rollers, but using crockpots and electric fryers can be just as effective.

Once you’ve established how you’ll cook the hot diggity dogs, you can plan on what type of meat and the fixin’s that will be served.

Other than traditional hot dogs, you can serve meat such as brats, red hots and sausage.  Deciding on the variety of meat will help determine the toppings.

For German style frankfurters top with sauerkraut potato salad and mustard. In places like Germany these are served without the bun.

North American culture prefers the New York style hot dog in a bun with mustard, sauerkraut and onion sauce which can be purchased at places like Walmart.

The foot-long otherwise known as the Dodger dog will need buns long enough to fit the meat. Toppings for these types of hot dogs are ketchup, mustard, chopped onions and relish.

The Coney dog is shorter and comes with chili, chopped onions and shredded cheddar cheese, can you say delicious?

Rather than the classic bun, wrap the hot dogs or sausage with Pillsbury crescent rolls, bagel or pretzel dough.  Once the meat has been wrapped with the breading bake or deep fry in a unique presentation as well as flavor.

Found in places such as Norway, foot-long hot dogs can be found in a large toasted tortilla with ketchup and mustard added.

An all-time favorite is Italian sausage cooked to perfection with grilled bell peppers, onions French fries’ ketchup and mustard.

For a quick fix when you select corndogs on a stick? These can be found in the frozen food section and are delicious fried or baked.

With a little creativity and ingenuity, your hotdog party can be a great success. This great finger food is not only easy to prepare and clean up, it’s also an all-time favorite amongst many.  For extra ideas on how to throw a hot dog party visit places like Pinterest.

Don’t feel like cooking? At the WOW Factory we’ve got you covered by offering a large variety of party foods. Contact us today for reservations.

 

Nutritional Party Food Strategies for Beginners

Nutritional Party Food Strategies for Beginners – Tips from The Wow Factory, Broward County Indoor Fun Center

Attending a party or event typically means indulging in our favorite sweets and pastries. If you’re on the saltier side of things you’re probably looking forward to eating chips, pretzels, and anything with a little salt. Going to a party or hosting one doesn’t mean you need to stock up on Doritos, there is plenty of nutritional food that people and kids will look forward to that don’t have to add extra pounds or visits to your dental professional. Here are a few strategies that will help you look like a hero without being Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser.

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First select food that looks attractive. Strawberries paired with blueberries and cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants. Cantaloupe is a great source of protein at 4.6 g for every whole piece of melon.

Turkey bites are an excellent source of protein as well. Cut up turkey, ham into bite sized pieces and then use Swiss or cheddar cheese cut into cubes. Use a toothpick to secure them. You can serve them alone or with an olive or some cranberry sauce. This not only looks appetizing, it’s a great source of meat and cheese.

Instead of serving up a big ball of chips or Chex mix, why not serve banana chips, sweet potato chips or Snapea chips from Harvest Snaps? This company recently introduced their lentil chips, which are high in fiber, and protein.

Peanuts are a terrific source of protein and are a welcome addition to just about any setting. These are easy to tote around to the beach or an indoor park. Foods like almonds and almond butter are a rich source of protein and healthy fats.

Dark chocolate has been found to be one of the best antioxidant sources around. The other minerals in this delicious snack is good for being potassium, zinc and copper. Nice to know one of the most favored foods is angel of health.

If you’re in a hurry and need some quick party planning done, visit any grocery store and pick up a veggie and fruit tray. These are always big and if you want to add something that will leave you living strong add some hummus to the menu.

Bruschetta on thin sliced bread is another great way to pizzazz your guests with a scrumptious appetizer that looks spectacular. Keep in mind you’ll need to make these ahead of time or be somewhere a stove is available.

By taking a few extra minutes and scouring places like Pinterest, you can pick up some super great ideas that will lead you down the healthy zone but won’t make you look like a super nerd.

For more indoor party planning ideas contact one of our South Florida indoor party center team members.