Our End Of The School Year Block Party… With A Food Truck

I’m known for throwing block parties. I love to host them because they are easy and the more people the better, so I can invited everyone. But after throwing an end of the school year block party last week, I think I might have set the bar too high for future parties.

I had a food truck. At my house.

Innovasian Food Truck Party

Want to wow your friends and neighbors, apparently that’s the way to do it.

Sure, everyone knew a food truck was coming, but when the truck arrived squeals erupted from the kids (who raced to the curb) and every adult stopped what they were doing to check out the truck. It was a sight.

Innovasian Food Truck

Let me back up and tell you how this all came about (a story I repeated about 20 times the night of the party). It all started with an email. The folks at InnovASIAN are trying to get the word out about their product, and they wanted to know if I would be interested in hosting a block party with an InnovASIAN food truck. Without a moments hesitation, I responded yes!

Talk about grassroots marketing and taking your product to the people. This former PR girl loved the idea, and I knew my friends would too.

So I sent out the invite to all of our friends and neighbors and planned the event. And by planned the event, I mean purchased drinks. Block parties are so easy – especially when there is a food truck bringing dinner!

InnovAsian Cuisine Food Truck

The InnovAsian food truck came fully stocked with three entrees — General Tso’s Chicken Breast, Sweet & Sour Chicken Breast and Chicken Fried Rice. Other InnovASIAN meals include Orange Chicken Breast, Beef & Broccoli, Chicken Lo Mein, Sticky White Rice, Chicken Egg Rolls, Chicken Potstickers and Pork Egg Rolls. All of the InnovASIAN meals are available in your grocer’s freezer section. Locally they are available at Publix and Walmart.InnovAsian Cuisine Chicken Fried Rice, General Tso's Sweet Sour

So, after much hype and anticipation, how was the food?

It was good. It was very good. For those nights when you don’t feel like cooking (or waiting for takeout) InnovAsian is a great option for a takein meal. Meant to be served family style, you mix and match chicken flavors, a few egg rolls, rice and ta-da dinner is served.

For families with picky kids, one of the nice things about the InnovASIAN chicken line is that the chicken comes separate from the sauce. So when you are making it, you can leave some chicken to the side without sauce — voila, chicken nuggets for picky kiddos. (This tip brought to you by our friendly food truck chef who served up some plain nuggets for our kiddos by request.)

My guests were impressed.

chicken nugget

(Yep, that’s my little chicken nugget. She ate 6-7 nuggets, I lost count because she kept nabbing them from plates that people set down!)

Another thing you should know, no trans fats and no MSG. And no peanut oil (at least in the three dishes that were served at our party, because of allergies we inquired).

$1.50 Off  InnovASIAN Cuisine Coupon

Want to try InnovASIAN Cuisine for yourself? Like InnovASIAN Cuisine on Facebook to get a printable coupon for $1.50 off one InnovASIAN Cuisine entree, side dish or appetizer.

InnovAsian Cuisine Printable Coupon

InnovASIAN Sweepstakes

After you like InnovASIAN Cuisine on Facebook to print your coupon, enter the InnovASIAN Sweepstakes for your chance to win Amazon gift cards ranging between $25 – $100.

It’s hard to tell from the pictures because at any one time everyone was scattered about, but we had nearly 70 at the party who came and went. For many of our guests, it was their first experience eating from a food truck. The party was such a success, I am already contemplating what I can do to make the next one just as special.

Innovasian Cuisine Food Truck Party

Thanks to InnovASIAN Cuisine for providing the food, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

15 thoughts on “Our End Of The School Year Block Party… With A Food Truck”

  1. Jen:

    LOL! I just realized you live on my street! The houses and people look too familiar! 🙂
    When I came home last week from work, I saw the truck and wondered to myself what that was! It looks like you all were having a great time!

    • Oh my gosh – that is hilarious. Hi neighbor! Next time we are all out there, you have an open invitation to stop by!!!

  2. The InnovAsian food truck is coming to my neighborhood on Friday night! And you just made me even more excited for it! Can’t wait to try the food and I was worried about a couple of our picky eaters so you just made my day with that information about the nuggets!


  3. How in the heck do I get this awesome truck to come to my neighbourhood? LOL We just moved into this neighbourhood. What a great way to meet our new neighbours!

  4. This is the coolest PR move and party hosting move I have seen, possibly ever. A food truck at a block party. So exciting, and it looks like a blast! Plus the InnovASIAN food truck is gorgeous. That purple just commands attention.


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