I've been looking forward to hosting a New Year's Eve party this year. I love sharing my cooking and baking skills with my friends. I enjoy cooking with a theme in mind so that I'm able to narrow down the menu choices. This year I wanted to ring in 2012 in a big way and in order to do that I decided my theme would be to celebrate 2011...in miniature.
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.
Champagne Jello Shots
Strawberry gelatine mixed with champagne and refrigerated into an easy to consume beverage.
Miniature Bottles of Wine
Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot
Assorted Sodas, Juices, Seltzer, and Coffee