Holiday Desserts and Cocktails Menu - what am I missing?
So we're hosting about 40 friends for a desserts and cocktails party the weekend before Christmas. This is our "menu" and I'm wondering if I have enough and if not what else I can add. Most of what I'm doing is homemade but I do work full time and have two kids under the age of 4 so we are going to buy some stuff from the store (I'll mark which is homemade):
Hot Chocolate/Coffee Station (with marshmallows/whipped cream/peppermint schnapps)
Hot mulled wine
Candy Cane Martinis
(and various n/a drinks too - soda, juice, etc)
Chocolate Macaroon Bundt Cake
Chocolate Chip cookie pie
pumpkin bread pudding
caramel apple cheese cake
red velvet layer cake
Nigella Lawson's Clementine Cake (haven't tried it yet - but saw all the talk about it on here and thought I'd give it a go)
Brownies (actually, I'll confess, I'll use a mix for these)
Chocolate Chip cookies
Sugar cookies (if I have time I might make these with the kids, but its looking unlikely)
and because my husband really wants to - a giant pie from Costco
So do you think this is enough? The party starts at 8 and we expect about 40 people. If you think I need more, any suggestions (preferably something that can be made in advance?) Thanks!
So I made the peppermint brownies this weekend as a test run and they were great! I just used a bunch of chopped up candy canes b/c I didn't want it to be too minty and it was the perfect amount. And it was funny b/c I guess I thought there would still be chunks of candy cane visible but it all melted away so you couldn't tell until you tasted them. Thanks for the suggestion!
This looks amazing! You have tons of choices. You also have a great balance between chocolate and non-chocolate. I honestly think you could skip the store bought items and be just fine. Remember, just because you have 40 people doesn't mean you need 40 portions of every single item.
Remember to cut portions very small, as most people will want to try many of your delicious treats.