Menu for a brunch fingerfood party?
Looking for input about quantities (and options) for a vegetarian brunch fingerfood party. It'll be held at around 1pm or 2pm, so the idea isn't that it's a full meal necessarily, but good food that'll fill people up sufficiently! It's for a baby shower.
How much of each? Any other suggestions or anything that doesn't sound like a good idea? It needs to be stuff that can be eaten without a table primarily. We'll have a couple of tables maybe but mostly fingerfoods.
For around 30-40 people, plus about 10 kids under the age of 10.
-deviled eggs OR mini quiches?
-pizza (cut into 'finger sized portions' - this isn't very brunch-like, I know, but a friend owns a pizza shop and offered to provide some pizza gratis!)
-cut up vegetable platter w/ dip
(and there'll be cupcakes)
(with coffee, tea, mimosas and non-alcoholic punch)
What kind of dip with the vegetables? Like Leo said, this is all very bread heavy and for those who are health-conscious, consider baba ghanouj or hummus for a dip instead of something more caloric and sour cream-based.
You might also consider a pure meat platter of sausages or sliced salamis or a cheese platter or smoked salmon with the bagels. Right now, your only protein is eggs.
I would also say a cheese tray and maybe even some roasted garlic bulbs as they are quick and easy. The roasted garlic is great on most things, however I usually serve it with goat cheese and rice crackers. Maybe cut out one of the muffins/pastries/croissants as that is very heavy on top of the bagels.
Thanks for the feedback! This is really helpful.
Does anyone have a sense of how much of everything we should plan for?
Was thinking muffins OR pastries OR croissants - sorry if that wasn't clear. probably mini-croissants.
Latkes OR maybe some other kind of potato thing? The plan is finger foods, so that's why we were thinking latkes.
Something else? Some kind of salad? Any other suggestions?