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May 31, 2013 01:17 AM

Pre Prom Party this Saturday (yes today is Friday)

We're just starting to realize that we're supposed to be doing something more than we had planned (crudites, dip, chips, wine and beer for the adults). Okay, so I'm adding homemade pulled pork sliders, and other ideas for about 30 people? Thanks in advance.

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  1. With pulled pork, add slaw and potato salad and you should be good to go. Sounds fun!

    1. Will the kids be in their outfits already? Is this dinner or will they be going out? If either answer is yes, I'd steer clear of BBQ.

      Who is doing the "supposing"... the kids? Why not ask what they are expecting.

      If they are having dinner separately, I'd just do easy to eat appetizers and some sparkling cider or a fun mocktail.

      Beer for adults seems to set a weird tone for the kids on a night where not drinking is so firmly ground into them. Sounds like this is more of a party for the parents?

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      1. re: 0225eiluj

        Thanks J and O

        I think we will end up making this more an hors d'oeuvres type party. We will go along with the original plan. The prom attendees will be here along with parents siblings and any other relatives that they invite. This is a place for the kids to have their pictures taken by family and friends. Thanks again

      2. Maybe add a small sweet to the list - blond brownies in mini-muffin tins?

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        1. re: MidwesternerTT

          Great idea MW, will do! Do you have a recipe you like for the blondies?

          1. re: jnk

            Hope the party went well. Here's my grandmother's recipe for blond brownies. I actually like them better without the chocolate chips.
            Blond Brownies

            350 degrees 30 minutes

            2 cup flour
            1 tsp. baking powder
            ¼ tsp. soda
            1 tsp. salt
            2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
            2/3 cup melted shortening (e.g., Crisco)
            2 tsp. vanilla
            2 slightly beaten eggs
            1 cup chocolate chips
            ½ cup nuts

            Mix all ingredients and put batter in an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 350 degrees, 30 minutes.

        2. Something quick and easy that would work with your appetizer theme is grilled or baked flat bread. You could buy baked or uncooked pizza dough then top it with whatever you wish (grill or roasted veggies, sauce & cheese, just cheese, olives garlic etc). Cut into finger food sized portions these go a long way and are perfect at room temp.

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          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            Thanks for the recipe MW and for the idea B, definitely something to do for the next get together. the part went as well we had hoped and the kids all had a funt and safe time at both the prom and the after prom events.