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    Honey I Shrunk the Food

    August 14, 2014

    Children, puppies, figurines: what do all these things have in common? They are all miniature versions of their full-grown counterparts. For some reason, everyone is fascinated with the small stuff and with good reason. Mini foods are the perfect size for guests to snack on at your next event. They are clean, effective, and make everyone say “awww!” Let’s dig in to some of our favorite dainty treats, shall we?

    Childhood Nostalgia:

    Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Shooters/Mac & Cheese Bites

    Nothing says childhood like Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup and Macaroni & Cheese. Give your guests a wave of nostalgia by serving their childhood favorites in unique and bite-sized ways. Try cutting your grilled cheese into bite sized pieces and serve with a shot glass of tomato soup! Or take the standard macaroni & cheese, bake it in mini muffin tins, and give your guest a bite-sized version of their favorite snack- both of these appetizers are sure to be a hit with every guest!

    The Trendy Stuff:

    Mini Chicken & Waffles/Mini Tacos & Margaritas

    Chicken and waffles or mini tacos are sure to be a hit for any event. Even your snootiest guest will be impressed with the presentation and taste. Try presenting your mini tacos with a mini margarita in the middle. Who doesn’t love tacos with a side of margarita? For the mini chicken & waffle bites, try serving them in a picnic style basket or napkin for an authentic look.

    The Classics:

    Mini Hot Dogs/Sliders/Corn Dogs/Cones of Fries

    Everybody has had a mini burger or mini hot dog, and it works, so why steer clear of these classic hits?! If you’re trying to put a cool spin on an old classic, try making a mini hot dog stand, lets your guests decide what will be on their mini dogs- stock it with fun mustards and ketchups, relish, onions, and other fun toppings. Another way to make classic bar food into a chic snack is by putting it in fun holders. For example, put French fries in a decorative cones o give your guests something to talk about. These classics are a proven hit for events, so keep serving them up!

    For Your Sweet Tooth:

    Cookies & Milk, Mini Donuts, Pie Pops

    Everybody wants something sweet. Eating too much dessert can leave your guests crashing later. Serve up some miniature treats at your event- try mini donuts, milk shots with a mini cookie on top, or even some pie pops (anything that is in lollipop form is going to be a sure hit)!

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    Photo Credits: Mini Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese,Chicken and Waffles,Mini Donuts