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“Mini” Party Menu

I recently hosted a couples shower for my friends who adopted a little boy. The event was to be all-grown-ups, in the evening and…over DINNER!  To host a party over dinner is a big undertaking in my mind because I am Filipino. Our culture is all about feeding your guests – and that’s regardless of meal time! So having an event right over a meal (6:00) meant lots and LOTS of food.

My co-host came up with the idea to have mini bundt cakes instead of a traditional cake or cupcakes.  This turned out to be a BRILLIANT idea (and ridiculous moist and delicious).  The “mini” spawned the idea for the rest of my menu.

Pictures now, recipes to follow 🙂

I did forget to get pictures of the Steak Nacho Sauce and Chip station (where I put salsa in a giant margarita glass in the middle of an extra large, wide mouthed wood bowl and found small nacho trays, perfect for single-person munching!  AND I forgot to get a picture of the Mini Hot Dog station – adorable.  Hawaiian mini buns, hot mini weenies, and the works of condiments. Yummm. Hit!

*Chocolate chip cookie dough dip  -served with graham crackers and animal crackers for dipping
*pastry balls in chocolate sauce on individual spoons
*mini bundt cakes
*cranberry cherry cream jello flutes
*guacamole and goat cheese toasts
*antipasto skewers over olive oil and cracked pepper
*red apple “jubilation” (apple, berry citrus, champagne punch)
*shrimp cocktail in mini footed bowls
*sushi
*crudites
*chicken bacon artichoke flat-bread
*pepperoni flat-bread

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