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Aug 22, 2006 07:12 PM

Theme Party need some finger food ideas

Need some help here ... Having a cocktail party with an Art Museum theme (for art collectors) any thoughts on interesting finger food (to be passed and stationary) and desserts?


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  1. Some ideas that I've done recently:

    crudite with aioli, or lightly pickled baby carrots and green beans without a dip. I've found that the vinegared ones are better if you have a lot of rich foods as I often do.

    Stuffed mushrooms (I like breadcrumbs, pancetta or prosciutto and shallots). Good as a pass around and will be good warm or at room temperature.

    Mango curry shrimp salad in wonton cups from epicurious:

    1. Here's a good thread from just a couple of days ago...

      It would be cool if you get little Monets and such screen printed on chocolates or something!

      1. How about fruit Kabobs. Spear a row of grapes then top with Flower - cantaloupe, honeydew or pineapple. Use a cookie cutter to create flower. Here's a site to inpsire you! :)KQ

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        1. re: Kitchen Queen

          Wow Kitchen Queen. Those fruity arrangements are so pretty. Something like that would be fantastic at a childrens party. Much better than filling them full of sugar and watching them go hyper!

        2. Bacon wrapped dates. Stuff a date with an almond or two. Wrap it up in a piece of bacon. Secure with a tooth pick. Bake until bacon is crispy. These are so good that they haved caused fights at Holiday time. They are good hot or at room temp.

          Chicken wings. Make a marinade of 1 cup kikoman soy sauce, 1/2 cup red wine, tsp. powdered ginger, 1/2 cup sugar. Coat 4 lbs wings with mixture. Bake in a jelly roll pan(line it well). 400 degrees 1/2 hour, flip and cook another 1/2 hour. Sauce will turn sticky. Watch closely at the end, you want it thick, but obviously not burnt. You will not believe. Yes one hour at 400 degrees.

          1. Here's a picture of some Genoa Crisps--easy, pretty, and tasty.

            Genoa Crisps: