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Hand-held wedding food?

I'm having a backyard reception and I need foods that can be prepared earlier in the day (and therefore should probably be good at room temp) and that can be eaten standing up. Help!

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  1. Chicken satays...small ones. Love sushi rolls too. Can get them premade at maybe shops, Bristol Farms, 99 ranch or korean markets. How about melon balls w/proscuitto wrap...mini fruit skewers are nice too. Kinda like edible arrangements....

    1. Mini quiche bites

      Mini sandwiches- cucumber, egg salad

      Stuffed mushrooms

      Grilled eggplant stack-ups

      Terrine/Pate w/ crackers

      Hummus w/ Pita

      Devilled eggs

      1. Any kind of kebab/satay or grilled shrimp on a skewer. Caesar salad served in mini parmesan cups. Shooter glasses filled with a cold or hot soup or an oyster shooter. Chinese soup spoons filled with risotto or couscous. Grilled scallops wrapped in bacon. Tomato and fresh mozzarella stacks with basil.

        1. a nice variety of wraps. you can make a whole one & slice it for smaller servings. you can do a variety of nice fillings.

          1. Just an idea... If you avoid using paper plates, you may be able to offer a wide range of food.

            I attended a backyard wedding where the cake was served on oval china plates that had a "grove" to place you beverage (like an over-grown saucer plate). People were walking and talking all over while enjoying the food.

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            1. re: violet heather

              I saw plates along those lines somewhere - you could hang a wine glass off the edge of the plate:
              http://tinyurl.com/2p73ob

              Are these what you were talking about? Any accidents? They look so cool to me! My husband is the most accident prone man in the world so I end up holding my plate and two glasses ...

              I love the idea of soup shooters! Mini fresh spring rolls would be nice too.

              1. re: odkaty

                Those buffet plates are fabulous! It looks like one wolud really need to dislodge the wine glass or drop/tip the plate for any spillage to occur.

                1. re: violet heather

                  Another alternative is to use wine clips attached to your plates (can't use paper plates for these). I bought a bunch from this company for my champagne and dessert party, and they worked out beautifully. http://www.partyclip.com/ I looked into renting the clips from the place I rented my china and glasses, but they were actually more expensive to rent than to buy.

                  1. re: violet heather

                    we got them up in the russian river for our annual wine tasting eating weekend... they are fantastic.