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RED/BLACK THEMED PARTY- WHAT DO I SERVE?

So Im hosting a party (not a dinner party) which is going to be black/red themed. Its not a dinner party, and my guests are definetly not 'chowhounds', so I just want to serve a few munchies for snacking on. Nothing fancy or pretencious that will make me look like i 'tried too hard' haha. Simple, yummy, and maybe if it could relate to my theme, that would be good. Any ideas?

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  1. Squid ink ravioli with cherry tomato slices on a toothpick?

    Pumpernickle bread with some nice red spread, maybe roasted bell pepper?

    EDIT: dish of black olives. :) Or, better yet, just some kind of black olive spread.

    Black and red caviar?

    ~TDQ

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      I love the red & black caviar idea! If they are truly not CHers, put the caviar on a trisket :)

      Sushi rolls wrapped in nori (black) topped with red caviar and black sesame seeds

      Black bean hummus w/red tortilla chips

    2. roasted red peppers, rolled around black olives & stuck w/ a toothpick

      core cherry tomatoes & stuff w/ black olive tapenade

      slice cooked red bliss potatoes and top w/ same tapenade

      black grapes in a red bowl!

      black (i.e. 'russian') bread w/ sundried tomato spread (or roasted red pepper spread)

      1. Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate - with the lights low, the chocolate might look sufficiently "black".

        If you have flowers to accent the decor, anthiriums in a black vase would be nice. Those are those flattish, leaf shaped flowers with the thingie protuding out of the middle. (Please excuse the lack of botanical terms - I'm a foodie, not a botanist!)

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        1. re: Seldomsated

          could also do red apple slices dipped in dark/bittersweet chocolate...

          1. re: jdubboston

            you could also do something with bittersweet chocolate and raspberry

            --edit oh my bad someone else already said this one. chocolate and cherries?

            1. re: choctastic

              if i were to use something with chocolate and some type of red fruit, what would be the LEAST messy and MOST simple thing to pick up and shove in your mouth. I mean, I doubt anyone is going to take the time to pick up a napkin, most people will just pass by the snack table and pick up something

              1. re: hungryabbey

                strawberries still on the stem, dipped in dark chocolate.

          2. re: Seldomsated

            Sacher torte (dark chocolate) with a raspberry coulis, perhaps.

          3. roasted eggplant rounds topped with a little whipped feta cheese and marinated tomatoes

            roasted beets

            radish salad

            pink is red, so maybe some poached salmon dressed with sesame aioli and topped with black sesame seeds

            make sure you do bring some color to the table, though...