December 3, 2010 § 10 Comments
Here’s a chic tip I’d like to share with you. At your next party (and there’s a likelihood you will be hosting a fête or two this busy month of December), save money on decor and adorn the table with delightful skewered food arrangements. If you’re pressed for time, pinwheels are always a timeless and easy party staple.
Make sure your vases are squeaky clean and dry, then fill with rice. The rice anchors the skewers, as well as creates a wonderful aesthetic to your bouquets. And it’s never going to be wasted because it can still be cooked and eaten.
Some ideas for pinwheels include my favorites shown above: salmon and dill; spinach and artichoke; and honey ham and Swiss.
Of course, you can skewer anything, which is the fun of it. If you have your hands full, there are always pre-made appetizers available, like spring rolls, sausage rolls, coconut shrimp, sliders, etc.
These wonderful arrangements can be either savory or sweet. I’ve hosted several parties in the past using this concept for desserts. I’ve even skewered profiteroles. One day I’d like to try mini cupcakes, 1″ cake slices, colorful French macarons, the works!
Your guests will be impressed. Memorable as this is, it is one party idea that sticks!
I am SO doing this for my 6 year old’s birthday this month – and making it kid appealing!
Kid-themed food bouquets would be so much fun! Enjoy your party planning!
these are pretty! i hope they hold up through the party…:)
Thanks! I guess the thing with doing appetizer bouquets is that they’re the first items to go, and the party’s left with empty vases throughout the night!
I love these. I might use this idea for our spring staff luncheon . These make cheap centerpieces that will be eaten! Love them!
Thanks for keeping this idea in mind for your upcoming luncheon. Speaking of cheap, I’ve always wanted to skewer donut holes and turn them into beautiful bouquets…and everyone in the office loves donut days! 😀
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Hi! I’m doing this with pinwheels at my son’s birthday party next weekend! It’s a sweet shoppe/candy party, and I’m making them look like lollipops. 🙂
I’m wondering if you used tortillas or flat bread? My concern is that it will be too heavy or fall apart?? Do you have any tips? I may try a batch this weekend to see if they hold up! 🙂
Thanks for a great idea!
Ideal to go with all your other ideas, as we have a family Reunion coming up 2015. I am collecting ideas early. Thank you.