Husbands Staff Coming to My House! Help Suggestions for Party Food

Updated on July 11, 2011
R.P. asks from Carrollton, TX
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There all coming over and were going to do a fun white elephant exchange this friday. I just don't have a clue what to do for food. I am usually good at this for KIDS but am trying to think of what is good for adults.

I thought of making all sorts of soups and stew and having a soup bar too doing fondue. I think though fondue as fun as it is, I can't think of doing it for 15 people unless someone knows a way I can? Any hints on elegant, holiday fare, even non alcoholic drinks and desserts. Give me your best menu ideas out there!

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answers from Dallas on

Hi R., You are in pickle it sounds like! I have always found my seven layer bean dip with chips and salsa is a hit. You can make as much or as little as you want (i.e. no measuring!) by using what looks best to you. I layer mine by using refried beans on the bottom layer, shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese on top of that. Heat this, microwave, till cheese is a little melted (too melted and it's hard to dip in or break through). Then salsa,sour cream, taco seasoning sprinkled across, shredded lettuce, guacamole, black olives, and japalenos. I put the last three on top b/c usually those are the things some people don't like so it's easy to pick off if they choose to. Hope this helps you out, good luck! Angela


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answers from Dallas on

Something simple and yet pretty is to take the little smoke weeners and wrap them with bacon. Stick a toothpick in them to keep the bacon on. Drizzle them with a light bbq sauce and add some brown sugar. Bake in oven till they are warm. Get a pretty platter and cut up some fruit put out a bowl of whip cream add some red and green sprinkles to the top. You could even rent a chocolate fountain. Yum yum
Hope every thing goes well.



answers from Dallas on

Soups and stews might be kinda messy and awkward for mingling. Whenever we have parties I always do heavy finger foods that people can easily eat while balancing a drink, plate and trying to have a conversation. Examples: steamed Shrimp, layered dips, artichoke dip & bread, mini quiche, meatballs etc. I have an awesome recipe for tortilla rolls that are always a hit if you need it. Also you could go to sam's or Central Market and grab a bunch of their finger foods. They are always good and very easy to do.



answers from Dallas on

I had the exact same dilemma last year! I ended up going to Sam's where I purchased several types of appetizers from their frozen food section - party pinwheels, stuffed mushrooms, scallops wrapped in bacon, mini quiches, etc. All were big hits!

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