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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Party Food



Paul wants to haev a big going away party before we head to London. Sounds fun and all, but the to-do list is currently GINORMOUS. To make things easy, I am thinking about:

1. Catering/Take Out

2. Easy Party Food

ANY SUGGESTIONS? If you went to a party, what would you want? What are your favorite party foods? Think about appetizers, main entrees, and desserts...

**Thanks in advance for your ideas:)

6 comments:

Lisa Rodriguez said...

i recently attended a going away party and they did an international spread... it was so much fun & YUMMY! all apps.. sushi, indian, chinese, spanish, italian and good ole american... tiny burgers. it was a great way to celebrate their going away... hope this is helpful! lisa

Lisa said...

Taco bars are fun and easy.. so here are a few of my favs...
hot wings
salmon dip
fruit trays w/yummy fruit dip
chili pie w/fixin's
kabobs, chicken, shrimp, steak, veggies....

I hope you have a wonderful time!!

paula clare said...

Hi Cat!
I am NOT a cook (ask Deb for a few stories that will convince you beyond the shadow of a doubt!) HOWEVER, I AM a partygoer and I knows what I likes:

Cocktail wienies...I hear that you do something with grape jelly? Weird, but tasty.

Fondues- chocolate. Anything dipped in chocolate. Fruit I LOVE dipped in chocolate, oranges, strawberries, bananas. You can use pretzel sticks as the "spears" and you can eat them too! Do you have a chocolate fountain? Know where you can borrow one?

Uhmmm...what else? I love, party punch...my fave is a gingerale/orange sherbet combo. Easy. Tasty. Good!

Cupcakes are all the rage instead of cakes...AND you can enlist tates help on such things!

Hope ANY of this is helpful! :-)

Laura Chin said...

Why not have an american going away party? Have your national and local favorites.
To turn it around, a "here we come London!" party with more british fare to find some favorites in your new "local" area :)

ursula said...

I make the meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce...so good. I also had a friend do a baked potato bar, but she served mashed potatos in wine glasses and had tons of topping for them. Really neat idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cat, I wandered over via Paula. I have a recipe for these lovely pinwheels things--meat, cream cheese, chives usually an lovely flatbread--I make mine from scratch, but I think Wal-Mart carries appropriate flatbread by a name of "fold outs." Rolled up and slice--easy peasy. They keep well and can be made ahead. I'd gladly share recipes with you, I've got tons of recipes out currently to prepare a finger food spread for an upcoming gathering.

Side note: Careful asking Paula--ready to eat pumpkin pie queen!!!


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