One of my besties, Amanda from Red Panda had a launch party for her new fashion blog recently. Since I love parties, I volunteered to help make food for the party. Below is a spread of what we did.
The only store bought thing that was served were the above Black/White Cookies
Ranch dip with carrots, celery, broccoli and pita chips.
Funfetti dip. Yeah, I know.
we served this with cinnamon graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, and animal crackers. This was a huge hit.
Cheese plate, because cheese was easy for people to just snag and eat.
These were the most time consuming thing to make labor wise. These are strawberries filled with lightly sweetened cream cheese with almond extract. When there were exactly five left to do, the pastry bag had just about had it, and the tip popped out. That was fun.
Fruit skewers…melon, pineapple, strawberries.
These were the favorites, and they will definitely be something I make again for parties. These are pinwheels. The ones on the left have cream cheese, finely chopped broccoli, artichokes, carrots and a little ranch dressing powder mixed in with the cream cheese. On the right are cream cheese, feta and dried cranberry pinwheels.
I’m glad we were able to keep the snacks vegetarian, even if they were dairy product heavy.