The miniature theme really started coming to life when I was chosen to host a New Year's Eve party as part of Foodbuzz's 24 x 24. Every month Foodbuzz chooses 24 food bloggers was 24 different areas of the world to all host a party on the same day and then blog about it.
We don't have a huge house so the idea of having everything in miniature was perfect. My husband and I spent days coming up with ideas for mini appetizers, desserts, and drinks that would be easy to carry around the house while visiting with friends. Having the miniature food would also allow our guests to try a little bit of everything.
Baby carrots, mini sweet peppers, gherkin pickles, and cherry tomatoes with bacon blue cheese dip, ranch dip, and vegetable dip.
Phyllo dough tarts filled with custard and topped with fresh fruit.
A flaky crust filled with a blend of cheeses, egg, spinach, and mushrooms.
Mini Maryland style crab cakes on slider buns with a slice of lemon and mini burgers with cheese, lettuce, and condiments on slider buns.
Crispy wonton wrappers filled with shredded chicken, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese then topped off with sour cream.
Grilled mini smoked sausages tossed served with homemade bar-b-que sauce.
My favorite baked brownie recipe put in a mini cupcake tin to make bite sized gooey brownies.
A cookie crust topped with creamy cheesecake and swirled with blueberry jam, strawberry jam, or chocolate.
A pina colada cupcake made with a pineapple rum cake and topped off with a rum buttercream, coconut, and a cherry. Mojito cupcakes made with spiced rum cake and topped off with a mint lime buttercream. A Bailey's Irish Cream cupcake topped off with Bailey's buttercream frosting.
A shot glass layered with graham cracker crumbs and a sweet and tart key lime pie filling as well as a shot glass layered with pound cake, whipped cream, and strawberries to make a mini strawberry shortcake.
Beverages:Champagne Jello Shots
Strawberry gelatine mixed with champagne and refrigerated into an easy to consume beverage.
Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot
Several of the above menu items are already linked to the recipes that are currently on my blog. In the next week please stop back to find the recipes for Cheesecake Bites, Trio of Boozy Cupcakes, Mini Fruit Tarts, Shot Glass Desserts, and the Trio of Dips to go along with the vegetable tray.