Yes, it has been some time since our last post…but we are jumping back into it. I have some parties and dishes to post from the last several months. So here we go…
Each New Year’s we host a small party and each year I stress over the menu. This year was no different…fancy? casual? pizza and wings? UGHHH…what to make?
After much consideration, I settled on “mini”. I love mini themed foods – you know, miniature bites of your favorites – mini pizzas, mini burgers, mini sandwiches. The “mini” party menu theme works for several occasions including a kids parties or an upscale cocktail party. And of course, it worked perfectly for my New Year’s party. Your guests can graze all night and sample several of these mini treats.
You will need to do a lot of planning and prep work to make sure you can pull it off and still have time to socialize with guests. I suggest prepping everything ahead of time so that you can simply assemble everything before your guests arrive. I also recommend splitting your “batches” up so that you can put out warm seconds halfway through the night.
Mini Party Menu
Mini Taco Salads
Mini Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese
Mini Macaroni and Cheese
Black Eyed Pea Salad (for luck)
Mini Hot Dogs
Mini Potato Latkes with Corned Beef and Gruyere
Mini Party Desserts
Mom’s Cookie Platter
Mini Milk and Donuts
Mini Cheese Cake Bites
Plan your own “mini” food party - get ideas from the following mini food party links:
Martha Stewarts collection of Pint Sized Foods
The Galley Gourmets Three Cheese Mini Mac Recipe