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By Pat Volchok ■ At the last moment, pick up freshly prepared
Service Deli party platters of Kirkland Signature
COSTCO IS THE WEDDING place, with an abun- cooked shrimp, sliced meats and cheeses, stuffed
dance of value found in every department. croissants and/or roller sandwiches. (Deli platters must
be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.)
Food and drink ■ Cups, plates, plastic ware, tablecloths, etc. are
Party-givers already know that Costco is the also available at Costco. And if you want to really
ultimate resource for raw foods as well as prepared wow guests, purchase a chocolate dessert fountain
items. If you’re in charge of the rehearsal or wedding at costco.com. ( Warming and serving trays, buffet
dinner, walk the warehouse aisles and plan your servers and more are also featured on costco.com.)
meal accordingly. Gatherings also can happen spon- ■ And don’t forget that everyone will be hungry
taneously, so here’s what I suggest. the morning after the wedding. Stock up on Costco’s
■ Fortify freezers with a vast array of Costco’s famous Kirkland Signature assorted Danish or vari-frozen finger foods (Bagel Bites, pot stickers, mini- ety bagels, orange juice and coffee, and serve an im-quiches, Poppers and the like). promptu breakfast. Or perhaps send breakfast home
■ Look out for regional frozen specialties too, with each wedding guest by boxing up the goodies
such as bacon-wrapped scallops, stuffed lobster, crab and handing them out at the door.
Rangoon and phyllo-dough items. ■ Speaking of food gifts, it’s nice to give out-of-
■ A few days before the wedding, pick up Costco towners welcome packages filled with Kirkland Sig-fine cheeses, pastas, smoked meats, rotisserie items nature extra-fancy mixed nuts and chocolate-cov-such as the amazing Kirkland Signature™ whole ered raisins, bottled waters, a map of the city, a list
chicken, sliced organic applesand baby carrots,Kirk- of museums and special attractions, and a small
land Signature muffins and bottled water, as well as sewing kit.
beer, champagne (Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot
and Moet White Star are carried in most ware- Wedding gifts: Buyer Picks
houses) and wine. ■ Costco buyers report that popular Costco
wedding or shower gifts include Kirkland Signature’s
500-thread-count (TC) 100 percent Pima cotton
sateen sheet sets, Calvin Klein 375-TC 100 percent
Egyptian cotton twill sheet sets ( costco.com carries
color-bordered “hotel” Egyptian cotton sheets from
Italy), Martex Egyptian cotton towels and Pacific
Coast Feather white goose down pillows.
Fresh ideas: Costco’s
Service Deli is a great
source for last-minute
■ A leading consumer magazine recently
rated Kirkland Signature’s 14-piece hard-anodized
aluminum cookware set a “best buy.” It is available
in warehouses and at costco.com. Also look for
J.A. Henckels knives, flatware in numerous styles
and brands, Noritake formal china dinnerware and
even amazing corkscrews that pair well with a special wine.
■ Warehouses and costco.com carry many of
the most wanted and respected brands in small and
large appliances and electronics, such as Whirlpool,
Cuisinart, KitchenAid (I love the stand mixer), Mr.
Coffee, Sony and Panasonic.