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Picnic Party Plan with Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders

My picnic themed party plan, Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders recipe and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
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I put together and early picnic themed birthday party for my son’s 15th birthday and today I’m sharing the details with you. I’m going to make it very easy for you to recreate the recipe or decorations from this party.

First off, the sandwiches were absolutely and amazing and many of the decorations where made using craft materials.

There are a lot of pictures so I’m going to jump right in here and get started. 

When entertaining, I like to incorporate a mix of DIY decor and semi homemade foods. For this picnic themed party, I wanted finger foods. I didn’t have everything I needed so I went to Walmart to pick a few things including the newly repackaged Kraft dips. 

I bought Kraft French Onion dip in the new packaging to use in my recipe, but you could use Kraft Bacon Cheddar or Kraft Green Onion dip instead. 

Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders

To make the bacon and cheddar sliders I start with thick cut bacon cooked in the oven until crispy. 

While the bacon cooks I grab three pre cooked chicken breast from the fridge. To cook my chicken I season it, and brown it in a pan with two tablespoons of olive oil. After it’s cooked and cooled I cut it in quarters and pulse it in the food processor a few times.
Now add about three tablespoons of Kraft French Onion dip to my chicken and mix.
Since I’m making mini sliders I use my ice-cream scoop to gather the right amount of chicken for my mini sandwiches. I pop the little mounds on a baking sheet covered with foil.
Next I add cheddar cheese.
Then I add bacon to each mound of chicken and pop the pan in the oven under the broiler until the cheese melts and the bacon sizzles.
While that’s in the oven doing it’s thing, I place a slice of lettuce in the bottom slice of each bun. Then I remove the chicken from the oven and place each scoop on top of my lettuce.

This is the finished result which I serve along side french fries. To make the fries finger friendly, I popped them in mini shooters with ketchup at the bottom.
The flavors and texture in this sandwich are so delicious. You get a hint of smokey bacon, tart cheddar and the onion flavor in the chicken from incorporating the Kraft French Onion dip. 

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    Now that I’ve got you covered on food. Let me talk about the decorations. My three simple decorations from this party are:

    • mini cupcake stands
    • sandwich and cupcake flags
    • bottle candy bottle wrappers
    Mini Cupcake Stand

    To make the mini cupcake stands I used wooden candle holders and 3″ wooden circles from the craft store. 

    I spray painted both pieces and hot glued them together.

    Sandwich/Cupcake Flags

    For the snack and sandwich flags, I used a piece of gingham craft paper and cut strips in the length I wanted for my flags. Next I cut either a V shape at one end facing either left or right depending on whether I wanted one or two points on the flag.

    I used glue to attach them to toothpicks before inserting them in my food.

    Treat/Cup Wrappers

    Using the same gingham craft paper, I cut longer strips to wrap around these cute bottles I found at the craft store. 

    My daughter wouldn’t let me leave without getting them for our sweet treats. 


    Chips & Dip Cups

    The last finger food on our menu were simple chips and dip. These little cups were filled with chips and Kraft French Onion dip.

    My picnic party ideas are easy to recreate so when you do, share them with me on instagram by tagging  @apronsandstilletos in your picture.

    What part of this picnic theme party is your favorite?


    13 thoughts on “Picnic Party Plan with Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders

    1. Everything looks so good. I love the idea of putting the fries in shooters with ketchup at the bottom, it's genius. I need to make those sliders, yum!

    2. LOVE this! I love the DIY cupcake stands, I love the chicken sliders… it's safe to say I love all of it! Great Party idea.

    3. I absolutely love your party idea for your birthday party! Love the chicken sliders. The red and white theme is great. Cutting out the gingham for the flag – great idea!

    4. I think the star is the slider itself, but you did such a great job with everything else in the display too. You always do!

    5. These sliders look so good. I really like that they can be eaten on the go and the rich cheeses and flavors that they are made with.

    6. What a fun party idea! And so creative with those mini cupcake stands! I'm usually a chips and dip person, but after seeing your recipe I need to branch out! Those Kraft French Onion Dip sliders look amazing! #client

    7. What fun!
      Those sliders sound tasty and look so easy to make!
      Thanks for the fun ideas!

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