- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
We’re having a holiday (cocktail-esqe) party for 30 and I’m trying to finalize the menu. I want it to have a classy, vintage feel, and keep the menu simple, but also make sure everyone is happy with the selection. I’m having trouble deciding what’s excessive and if everything goes nicely together. I should add that it’s at 7pm so I’m assuming people won’t come starving or think it’s a dinner party…
I love the vintage feel to this one and the simplicity:
Cheese and crackers (baked brie, cranberry stilton, pear praline gruyere ball), Olives, Roasted chestnuts, A platter of smoked salmon (Fish always seems Christmas-y to me), Perhaps a ham? (http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/christmas/stress-free-holiday-party-00000000047359/index.html)
A quesadilla platter? (goat cheese and mushroom, chicken, shrimp), Chips (with salsa? or artichoke dip?), Crab cakes (?), Shrimp cocktail, Roasted vegetables, Proscuitto wrapped asparagus(?), Cranberrry-brie bruschetta?
Holiday cupcakes (maker’s mark, eggnog, gingerbread), Macarons (red and green, pomegrante and pistachio), either peppermint brownie cake pops (is getting them from Starbucks tacky? I think they’re so delicious!) or peppermint bark brownies
Mulled wine, Wine, Holiday beer, Sparkling cider
Can I cut anything? I’m afraid some people will prefer wings/fried chicken over fish and ham? lol. My fiance’s extended family is also meeting my family for the first time and I’m somewhat nervous about making a good impression.