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Hobby Celebration  Back to Events

Selecting a child's birthday party theme is easy: Pick something your child is interested in and run with it. The same holds true for an adult event. Though your interests have likely matured, take a cue from kids' parties and throw a hobby-inspired birthday celebration.

Everyone gains from a hobby-theme party. You'll show the birthday guy or gal that you care about their interests, and the guests get to experience the fun of a themed activity.

Plan the invitations, menu and activities around a specific interest with these hobby-theme party tips. Stuck for ideas? Check out these hobby-inspired examples to get you started. Look for all your party supplies, from ice to paper plates, at your neighborhood Publix.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 16-24 32-40 52-60
Entrée 8-12 16-20 26-30
Side Dish 16-24 32-40 52-60
Desserts 8-12 16-20 26-30

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All
Shrimp Ring
Shrimp Ring


A ready-to-eat platter of medium-sized shrimp with tangy cocktail sauce, the perfect hors d'oeuvre for an intimate dinner or gathering.

(S) 1-2 Servings $8.99
(M) 3-6 Servings $16.99
(L) 6-10 Servings $24.99


Entrée   View All
Party Pinwheels
Party Pinwheels


Eye-catching fare created from soft cracker bread rolled with a variety of meat and cheese fillings. Choose from turkey avocado, Italian, roast beef, vegetarian, and ham and cheese. Also available with Boar's Head® meats and cheeses.

(Publix, S) 8-12 Servings $39.99
(Publix, M) 16-20 Servings $56.99
(Publix, L) 26-30 Servings $69.99
(Boar's Head, S) 8-12 Servings $43.99
(Boar's Head, M) 16-20 Servings $60.99
(Boar's Head, L) 26-30 Servings $73.99


Chicken Tenders
Chicken Tenders


Double hand-breaded premium boneless chicken tenders fried in 100% trans fat-free oil until light and crispy. Served fresh-chilled with barbeque, blue cheese, ranch, honey mustard, or Buffalo sauce.

(S) 8-12 Servings $26.99
(M) 16-20 Servings $39.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $49.99


Side Dish   View All
Pumpernickel Round with Dip


Fragrant pumpernickel loaf, freshly baked and filled with delicious spinach dip.

(M) 16-20 Servings $19.99
(L) 26-30 Servings $26.99

light-bodied and sweet

Pickled Relish


Add some zest to the table with this lively combination of sweet baby gherkins, pickled beets, assorted olives, dill spears, and vegetables.

(M) 16 - 20 Servings $19.99


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Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons disposable camera napkins
birthday card flowers plates
candles/matches gift card serving dishes
chips & dip gift wrap thank you cards
condiments ice utensils
cups/glasses ice cream wine/beer
decorations invitations


Choose the Perfect Gift

Use our new to help you choose the perfect gift card online for whomever you're giving it to. It's a cinch to add it to your grocery list and buy it next time you're in our store.

  • If you're hosting a jewelry-making party or other event where you ask fellow enthusiasts to contribute supplies, be sure to have extra materials on hand for guests who may be new to the activity.
  • Provide detailed information in your invitations such as what to wear, how long the party will last and whether guests need to bring any gear, if the party is focused on an event or specific activity.