October 3, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
Last weekend we celebrated the hubs 28th birthday with our family and friends. Enjoy the details and some party ideas for a your next gathering!
Now that my husband and I are in our late twenties (scary thought), we really like to try new restaurants, happy hour, or hang out at the house with friends. It is rare for us to be out late these days. When I asked Jason how he wanted to celebrate his birthday, he replied, “I just want to hang out with our friends at the house.” So naturally I wanted to put together some fun foods items and make sure Jason had a well-equipped party!
I am obsessed with all things mini, even mini food aka finger food. I know it sounds silly, but it is so easy to pick up a mini food item, walk around with it in hand, mingle, and still be able to eat it… Trifecta!! There are dozens of adorable & delicious small cup choices available via Pinterest. For Jason’s birthday party I made the following food:
- Mini Grilled Cheese & Creamy Tomato Soup:
I made one batch of this tomato soup from Martha Stewart. This soup was the bees knees, I think everyone enjoyed the creamy goodness! The homemade soup recipe was much easier than I expected!
- Mini Meatballs:
Trader Joe’s has some of the best food for entertaining!! Trader Joe’s has samples everyday so I am always getting new ideas each time I venture in there. These frozen meatballs are called “Mini Party Meatballs.” After baking them for 25 minutes, I toss them in Trader Joe’s Sweet and Spicy Sauce. Poke a tooth pick into each meatball and you got the perfect finger food platter!
- Mini Veggie Dip Cups:
This simple concept is an instant game changer. Scoop a spoonful of veggie dip into the bottom of individual cups. I finished off the cups by placing a few celery sticks, carrot sticks, and cherry tomatoes on skewers into the cups. The cups that I used are from the dollar tree. They come 5 per pack and are rather durable!
- Mini Mac & Cheese Bites:
Let’s face it, when you are throwing a party not everything can be homemade. There is just not enough time in the day!! These are also a frozen selection (guilty!) from Trader Joe’s, Mac and Cheese Bites. They come 9 in a pack and you bake them for 10 minutes. Pick up a few packs of these and you have a scrumptious appetizer!
“The bite bar” was a big hit!! Try any of these items as an appetizer at your next dinner party, baby shower, or bridal shower. Next time I want to try mini chicken and waffles bites and mini shrimp and grit cups. Have you tried any awesome finger foods lately or have any mini cup ideas??
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