Post # 1
We are having our engagement party in May and I really need some ideas for the buffet!
Things that aren’t too expensive but have a good impact on our guests – am trying to avoid the common potato salads and the like.
Our colours are red, white and black and so far we are planning on having beer, red wine, a signature cocktail and pop shoppe cream soda for drinks.
On the buffet table, there will red and white cinnamon hearts, vanilla cupcakes, cheesecake mousse with strawberry and cherry topping options, spinach frittatas served in miniature canning jars, twice baked potato casserole and some type of meatballs in a crockpot
I need help with the rest – we are having around 30 people attending and want to make as much as possible on our own.
Post # 3
For a recent party I made goat cheese stuffed dates that were wrapped in a basil leaf – and they were the HIT of the party.
I’d maybe do a dip type thing with chips – people seem to like easy/munchy food at parties. (A crab dip, artichoke dip- something like that). You could serve with thick pita bread or crackers).
You could also do a crudite platter and a cheese and fruit spread – easy to put together ahead of time!
To fit with your colors – you could also do skewers of cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls (tons of variations online).
Don’t forget bottled water!
Post # 4
You can make a large bowl of thai peanut sauce noodles with strips of red pepper and black sesame seeds for your theme colors. Its really good room temperature so its easy to make ahead. You can serve chicken or shrimp with it if you desire (this needs to be cold obviously)
Post # 5
@oracle: Oh those look great thanks! Oh, and yes, bottled water for sure!
@lefeymw: Awesome I will look at that. Room temp stuff is perfect.
Post # 6
What about something classic like fresh tomato and mozzarella? Delicious drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil plus it matches your colours!
Or have you ever tried roasting red peppers in the even, then peel off the skin and cut into strips. Layer the red pepper cheese with slices of haloumi (fry the haloumi in the pan until golden) – super tasty and also matches your colours!
Or you could serve gazpacho in small glasses, nice if it’s a hot day.
Post # 7
@The Unsuspecting Bride: Fantastic ideas, thank you. I will add those to the growing list of options 🙂