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Party Menu Help - Ear Piercing Theme??

The Oracle Nov 9, 2009 12:33 PM

After decades of not getting my ears pierced, I've decided for this upcoming milestone birthday to finally get it done.

I'd love to throw a party with a menu that's themed after something related - but am drawing blanks.......

I've thought of : Skewered apps ... round things (meatballs)....
and, unfortunately, that's IT.

Before throwing in the towel on this party idea, I thought if anyone has ideas how to pull it off - the 'hounds would.

Any suggestions or feedback is greatly appreciated!! TIA!

  1. scuzzo Nov 11, 2009 04:44 PM

    You could make ear shaped ravioli. Even use premade wonton wraps and cut circles and fold in half. Go wild.

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      normalheightsfoodie Nov 10, 2009 12:23 PM

      Breakfast where you can have bagels and donuts.

      1. The Oracle Nov 10, 2009 10:33 AM

        UPDATE: You guys are awesome!! The combination of ear + ring ideas are great! I recently got engaged, so could play off and expand the ' ring' components too! The party won't be til January - so, keep the ideas coming, as you have them!!

        Thank you SO much!!

        Any suggestions on a 'name' for said party?

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        1. re: The Oracle
          LolaP Nov 10, 2009 10:47 AM

          Since it is in January, what about something along the lines of "Ringing in the New Year?" Maybe, "EAR-ringing in the New Year!"

          1. re: LolaP
            Full tummy Nov 10, 2009 07:34 PM

            O.K. You got the ball rolling, haha.

            Ringing in the new EAR!!!

            Happy New EAR!!!

            Please come to my New Ears party, to ring in the new EAR!!

            1. re: LolaP
              Emme Nov 10, 2009 07:40 PM

              or Ringing in the New Ear!

              1. re: Emme
                Full tummy Nov 10, 2009 07:43 PM

                That's right!!!

                1. re: Full tummy
                  The Oracle Nov 11, 2009 01:27 PM

                  You guys are hilarious! It will be an EAR-full, for sure!!!

          2. Full tummy Nov 9, 2009 09:57 PM

            Make a pizza, using slices of pepperoni or other sausage as the ears (the pizza itself is the head). You can put a face on it, and use a 1/2 olive for each earring???

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            1. re: Full tummy
              LolaP Nov 10, 2009 05:16 AM

              Oooh I like that idea!

            2. Emme Nov 9, 2009 08:26 PM

              Elephant Ears for dessert!

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                link_930 Nov 9, 2009 06:03 PM

                This is the cutest topic ever. Palmiers!

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                1. re: link_930
                  Full tummy Nov 9, 2009 09:52 PM

                  Hahaha, and pipe some frosting earrings onto them!!! Or use those silver balls in the cake decorating area and adhere them to the palmier, so they look like earrings!!

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                  LolaP Nov 9, 2009 05:26 PM

                  Shishkabobs was my first thought. I know they are out a season, but you could do ears of corn. When I was a kid we called palmiers "elephant ears." They are kind of ear-shaped. You could add earrings with frosting. Also, you could just sort of broaden it to a piercing theme and that would include fondue-type things.

                  1. Scrapironchef Nov 9, 2009 05:15 PM

                    Shiskabob? Yakitori? Satay? Bacon wrapped kimchee skewers?

                    My local chinese deli has a dish made with sliced pigs ears.

                    I could see party bags with whole pigs ears for the dog owners who attend.

                    1. funklight Nov 9, 2009 12:52 PM

                      Dried apricots are reminiscent of ears. You could skewer them with rosemary sprigs. serve them on crostini with a bit of chevre to adhere them to the bread, maybe?

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                        susan1353 Nov 9, 2009 12:47 PM

                        Anything with a hole: doughnuts, bagels, Cheerios, Life Savers, Swiss cheese...

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                        1. re: susan1353
                          weezycom Nov 9, 2009 03:50 PM

                          ooh, good one!

                          braised osso buco and remove the bone before serving. Pineapple rings. A little biscuit cutter and you take the middle out of a lot of things.

                        2. southernitalian Nov 9, 2009 12:39 PM

                          What if it was centered on earrings, rather than the actual procedure? Might make for some pretty desserts.

                          1. coll Nov 9, 2009 12:38 PM

                            Something with orchiette pasta!

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                            1. re: coll
                              greygarious Nov 9, 2009 03:15 PM

                              There's also ring-shaped pasta, usually seen in soups.

                              1. re: greygarious
                                coll Nov 9, 2009 03:21 PM

                                I know, but EAR shaped= the worst part. Getting the ear pieced for the first time is all about the ear I think. But maybe mix the two pastas together. Now there's an idea.

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