Post # 1
My DH and I are hosting an open-house Christmas party that hopefully will end up turning into a full on party later in the night. I’m trying to think of finger foods that are impressive but will also hold up for a couple of hours.
So far I have:
- baked brie
- bacon wrapped baby potatoes
- meatballs / pretzels with mustard
- bruschetta crustinis with balsamic
- phyllo triangles
These are all just ideas, I’m open to any thoughts on these too.
Post # 3
@AllieBee12: Oh man, I love cocktail food! Love love love. I have a hard time not hovering around the food when I’m at holiday parties.
You have some great choices already! Here are some more suggestions.
Good luck! I hope your party is delicious.
Post # 4
@AllieBee12: I like the menu so far, I would also add veggies/fruit and dip, easy and always nice to have some greenery at these events.
Post # 5
@ImmaBee: ooh I”m liking these! and the pillsbury website too, thanks!
@kerensa: yes… I definitely need more veggie options especially since we have a few vegetarians in the mix
Post # 6
My all time favourite cocktail food is spring rolls! Not the tiny, mostly-pastry-with-a-bit-of-filling, but substantial meat and veg spring rolls (our reception will have duck and asian veg to make it a bit ‘fancier’) with a bit of sweet chilli or sweet plum sauce to dip them in 😀 Might seem a bit ‘common’ compared to the rest of your menu, but I just love them and they always seem to go very quickly at events I’ve been to!
Post # 7
I know it’s not fancy but I love me some PIGS IN BLANKETS!
Post # 8
@AllieBee12: if you have vegetarians, i would definitely label your apps, so they know what is safe to eat (especially for pastry wrapped items). I just went to a wedding, and the vegetarians in attendance were unsure what they could and couldnt eat!
I was thinking more like plain veggies and dip, I love love love pastry wrapped apps and cheese but I like to balance with raw veggies. Plus, veggies are easy and keep well.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I absolutely love stuffed mushrooms (: YUMM!
Post # 10
@AllieBee12: As a vegetarian, I love mini quiches (you can get bite-size ones). And I love the little phyllo triangles, but definitely label them! 🙂 Also, roasted veggies, fresh fruits, and cheese are always popular.
Post # 11
I could live on spanakopitas!
Post # 12
For an open house, I really like to do a cheese and charcuterie boar – there’s hardly any prep, and it can sit out for the duration of the party with no effort of your part. I usually do a cheddar, a double or triple cream cheese like Brie, a blue cheese, and either a goat cheese or marinated mozzarella, plus salami, prosciutto, and capicola on the meat side, with cornichons, mixed olives, grainy mustard and some dried or fresh fruit.
Post # 13
These are all great ideas! thanks ladies! and yes, I will definitely be labeling…. I think it makes the food table look more upscale with some raelly nicely printed labels.
@christoffels: @sugarpea: @LittleByLittle: I would have never thought of these!
@Aquaria: I actaully just “pinned” a recipe for these!
@kerensa: Good point about the plain veg… I shouldn’t over-do that part of it
@daisyfay: I like this! We live in the italian part of my city so I bet I can get some good stuff for this!
Lots of time until the party, keeo the ideas coming Bees!