Our favorite holiday is right around the corner, April 20th, a day when the world celebrates what Bob Marley truly believed in. With cannabis legal in many parts of our nation now, we have even more reason to celebrate. The ingredients for a successful party are pretty simple: good food, fresh bud, crude board games, and a wide selection of top-notch Craft concentrates. Here are our best ideas for a 420-themed party that’s part classy, part hot mess, and 100% epic.
This portion depends on your crew, but supplying your guests with games is generally a good idea for being a consummate host. Any multiplayer board game will probably do, but some of our favorites include: Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme? with the Stoner Expansion Pack (obviously), and Watch Ya’ Mouth.
As far as video games go, Nintendo Wii has some pretty fun games. You can never go wrong with Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Party, or Wii Party. Don’t forget about your dusty Nintendo 64 sitting in the closet (be sure to blow the dust from the cartridges first) and play some old-school Mario Cart for hours of stoner fun.
If you’re feeling particularly savvy and you have an iPad with iOS 11, we highly recommend a game of Fibbage or You Don’t Know Jack. Trust us on this one, ceaseless laughter will abound.
Again, this may depend on your crew, but every good 4/20 party needs at least a few Snoop Dogg songs. Alternately, groove to these artists who are unconventional for the occasion, but very party friendly: Tom Misch, Chance The Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Kaytranada. Classic Reggae and 90’s Hip Hop are always popular with hippie crowds too.
Every 4/20 event needs an eclectic spread of caloric munchies, obviously. Here are a few of our favorite party foods that are easy to make AND share. Tater tots topped with cheese, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream. You could also set up a tater tot bar so people can add their own toppings. Assorted fruit tray with Nutella dip. For the dip just combine 1 cup of Nutella with 2 cups of Marshmallow fluff. For the main meal, we highly recommend making an assortment of sliders. Fried chicken with slaw slider, cheeseburger slider, hamburger slider, the combinations are endless, and the options are tasty. Looking to infuse your 4/20 meal creations?! Check out our find retailer page to locate some potent Craft distillate, the perfect product to infuse that buffalo dip for medicated chicken wings, or try adding it to some caramel and dunking some apples into your infused caramel sauce. Leafly also has lots of fun recipes to spark your culinary creativity, check that article out here, what will you infused next?!
For most, dessert is the best part of the meal. If you’re more of a DIY person, here’s a great pot brownie recipe from the Cannabist. If you already have a prized brownie recipe, but want to make it into an edible, here’s a great cannabutter recipe. Sweet Mary Jane compiled a short list of 10 delicious cannabis deserts, find that article here, we especially felt drawn to the infused chocolate sauce for a banana split or even the cannabis peach cobbler. And for those that want someone else to do the legwork for them, *slowly raises hand*, here’s a list of our favorite cannabis retailers near you. Shop their selection of pot candies, brownies, cookies, and more.
Remember that edibles take between 1-2 hours to fully set in, start low (under 10mg) and go slow and please consume responsibly, we hope you have the best 4/20 celebration yet. Looking to find Craft concentrates on April 20th? Head over to our Facebook page and check out our events tab, we have pop-up events happening all across Colorado.