food bouquets

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!

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