Costco "Bridal Shower" Foods
I am helping organize a bridal shower to be held in early September.
It will be a light lunch, early to mid-afternoon thing. Menu is potluck (so not quite sure what we will end up with yet!) and I am not totally finalized on it, but was wondering if anyone had any "always go to", staple party/appetizer foods from Costco to fill in the potluck contributions for an event like this.
I was also thinking of filling in a dessert buffet with some of their items.
The items change based on season/availability. Staples like olives/pickles will remain the same, The croissants should always be available. Desserts will vary if you are not going for the sheet cake...Also the whole before and after Labor Day factor...
Whatever you buy, it will be good, though.
I like the mini quiche from the freezer section. I always serve these at baby/bridal showers and they are a hit.
I also get their veggie trays with dip and replate them on a nice tray.
They have some nice 2 bite brownies that are good from the baked good section.
Get a container of spinach dip from their fridgerated section (or make your own, like I prefer) and get some of their La Brea baguettes to slice and serve alongside.
Our Costcos sell a big container of hummus and large bags of Stacey's Pita Chips. I put the hummus in a bowl, drizzle with good olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Another dessert "must have's" are the frozen eclairs and the popover type filled with vanilla cream. Arranged on a platter in the little cupcake papers, they make a lovely presentation.
Another great party item are the shrimp platters.
I've also bought the wrap sandwhiches on a platter and they were very good.
Have fun, Costco can pretty much save you from having to make several stops and save you some money in the long run.
You could make a croquembouche with the little cream puffs. They have this huge blueberry strawberry cream cheese tart that's good. Their madeleines are good, too, made with real butter.
They have smoked trout spread which is really good but a little too smushy for me. I buy it and add some green onions for color and texture. It's really good!
I "catered" my cousins bridal attendant suite with food from costco at the last minute. (She forgot to order food and called in a panic.) I picked up a platter of the wraps - chix, ham & RB, Croissant sandwiches, caesar salad, sliced fruit tray, Veggie platter, the two bite brownies and madelines. Ran me about $85.00. Everything was fresh and yummy and no bridesmaids fainted during the ceremony form not eating.