Chili Cook Off Group Date

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Chili Bowl Cook Off!

Fall is my favorite time of the year! Leaves falling from the trees and the crisp autumn air – MMMmmm! Pull out your sweaters because it’s time to get COZY! To celebrate the grand change in the season we’ve pulled together a group date that’s sure to warm you from the inside out. Call all of your friends for a Chili Cook Off! The more the merrier for this backyard group date!

Chili Cook Off Group Date


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Our talented designer Crystal of A Well Feathered Nest did such an AH-mazing job with these printables!  Truly, these printables really turn the Chili Cook Off into something special. 
Let’s Get Cooking!
I come from a big family, so when it comes to dinner, the more people I can feed the better! Spread the word and invite as many couples as you like. I recommend about 6 couples/families. You’ll want to have a variety of different chili to try as it keeps the competition healthy. 🙂 Print off our printable invitation and start spreading the word. 
Chili Bowl Cook Off Invitation
We’ve added a few cute decor printables to help dress up the occasion! It’s not a party unless there’s food and decorations, am I right?! Print the banner once to spell YUM. Print it twice to spell YUMMY! Either way it makes me hungry!
Chili Bowl Cook Off Printable Banner
I picked up some paper straws and added these OH-SO cute flags for every guest. {I thought those bottles were spotless until I started taking high resolution pictures of them.  Hmm. Maybe I need new dishwasher soon? For reals!}  
Chili Bowl Cook Off Free Printables
Ohh! This is my favorite part – The Chili Bowl Ballot! Each guest gets a ballot with samples and then votes for their favorite chili. The best part is no one will know whose chili is whose. I picked up some Paper Condiment Cups and added 6 to each ballet. Once you’ve voted, you’re welcome to dish up a big bowl of your favorite chili! Oh – AND there are place cards to go in front of each chili and all condiments.  Gosh, it just keeps getting better and better!
Chili Bowl Cook Off Ballot
And The Winner Is??
It’s not a competition unless there’s a winner and a PRIZE! I grabbed these wooden spoons and tied on our printable prize tags. It was the perfect gift for the best chili – PLUS, it’s useful with all that chili to dish up! Win-win!
Chili Bowl Cook Off Awards
TA-DA! Everything you need to host the perfect FALL group date! It really is the best time of the year, BUT you don’t have to wait until the air turns cool to try out this date night idea, it’s good ANYTIME. 
Chili Bowl Cook Off Competition
What are you waiting for?! Dig out your favorite family recipes {or look up recipes on your phone} and get cooking! It’s time for some CHILI!!

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Chili Cook Off

Printables Designed by Crystal @ A Well Feathered Nest Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am a spunky, adventure seeking lady! I'm lucky enough to be married to the cutest guy around, and therefore my three little boys are complete charmers. We just welcomed a baby little girl into our tribe! We feel complete as a family of four. I love crafting, running, cooking, pretty things and spending as much time with my family as I can.

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  1. I LOVE this date idea- everything about it is so darling! I want to invite my neighbors for this one. Can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Okay, this date is TOTALLY up my alley! It makes me so excited for Autumn! Too fun! Great job Amanda and Crystal!