(Closed) House Warming – Party / Food Ideas

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Post # 3
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have found the easiest to be family sized dishes and having one in the crock pot. So then it’s all done ahead of time and I can relax and enjoy the party!! Also, pitchers of mixed drinks like Sangria and Margaritas so you don’t have to tend bar either!!

And you should have a pinata…hehe!!! (put nips in it!!!)

I have an AWESOME baked mac and cheese recipe from a restaurant in New Hampshire that everyone loves if you want it… and then I do BBQ spare ribs in the crockpot… however being from Texas I’m going to sterotype and say that you must be really good at BBQ already!!!

So to sum up…Pitchers of fun drinks, pinata w/nips inside, and BBQ! Yum! (And I’ll be there at 7pm! haha!)

Post # 4
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581 posts
Busy bee

How about a bbq where your guests assemble their own skewers and grill themselves.  Meat items of teriyaki marinated beef, chicken,pork and maybe shrimp if your budget allows.  Add pieces of tomato, onion, peppers, zucchini and maybe parboiled baby potatoes.  Yumm   Then people can grill when they are ready and customize their meal.  Add a mixed green salad, fresh fruit salad and rolls and you are done!  Add Sangria and Margaritas as the previous poster suggested and you are golden!

Have fun and congratulations on your new home.

Post # 5
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

We did mostly finger foods so it was easy to clean up.  The basics (lil’ smokes in a blanket, cookies, antipasta) were more popular than the fancy (trifle, panzanella cups).  The one thing I will say is that people will bring you wine but drink all the beer.  Buy way more beer than wine.  We bought 6 bottles and were given 13 bottle.  Only 2 of the 6 we bought were actually consumed.

Post # 6
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Trader Joe’s has some frozen appetizers that only take a few minutes to heat up and are actually REALLY yummy. I usually do an assortment of those, plus a cheese plate with crackers and fruit/jam.

Post # 7
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3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What kind of party do you want to have?  We had something after work on a Friday and just had drinks and desserts and a few platters of veggies.  It was plenty for everyone to enjoy.  Make sure you have someone designated to refill food stuff because you will be busy showing off your house and entertaining. 

We also make sure to have plenty of pictures around that were “before” pictures.  People liked looking at what the house looked like when we bought it versus the updates we completed. 

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