Try This: Mini Food Fiesta
I have always, ALWAYS wanted to throw a mini foods party. I have no idea why, but I’m glad it turns out I’m not the only one.
I mean, look at it – the wee asparagus soups, teensy gingerbread men, individual cheese platters; it’s more than a event planner can handle! Excuse me while I have a miniature partygasm.
Not only does it take the stress out of the share platter option (seriously, it really stresses some people out – I can only assume they grew up in big families where sharing meant serious sibling rivalry with a side of mashed potatoes), but the novelty factor is off the charts. Chic, but off the charts.
Part of the pageantry is obviously in the way it’s served – when presented on long planks of wood like this, it takes the fun factor up a notch. Just looking at it makes me happy. I mean, giddy with excitement. It’s like the Pharrell of dinner parties.
Part of the genius of this idea is that people can pick-and-mix from whatever takes their fancy. Cheese for starters and lamb chops for dessert? Who’s to stop you. Not me. I’ll high-five you and then drink to your health.
As always, the devil’s in the details; so where to go for mini table wear? Get creative. Like using these egg cups from Ikea to serve hand-cut chips with aioli. Or these vintage-esque teacups from Victoria’s Basement to present old-school prawn cocktails.
I personally serve a lot of mini foods in my La Creuset mini dishes. I’m talking everything from chicken pot pies to cookies. Always a hit.
This could work for anywhere from four to four hundred and forty four people. Okay, so 444 tiny roasts might be a bit of a big ask… but you’re picking up what I’m putting down. And that is: mini foods for president.
All styling and images via Oh Happy Day.