Hosting a holiday party can be fun, but isn’t always necessarily easy. Here are a few menu tips from the pros at Mintahoe!
1) SIZE MATTERS
We’ve all been there; awkwardly attempting to eat a messy or oversized hors d’oeuvres in the middle of a conversation. Save your guests by serving a variety of bite-sized appetizers. Mintáhoe offers several miniature options like our Chili-Lime Chicken Spoons that pack a flavorful punch into one-adorable-bite. Another advantage to bite-sized options is the flexibility to easily butler pass or simply set out for guests to graze.
2) VEGANS ARE PEOPLE, TOO
That moment when your manager brings his gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan wife. Without adding stress to your menu planning or sending someone for emergency carrot sticks, it’s absolutely possible to design a delicious menu that will please everyone.
The trick is to select versatile options that appeal to your dairy-loving, meat-eating guests and those with dietary restrictions. Mintahoe’s Balsamic-Glazed Portobello Bites are a favorite among both vegetarians and carnivores, while the Shrimp Shooter is a delicious and festive gluten-free option.
3) FACT: EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER FROM FUN CONTAINERS
You’re better than a table covered in crockpots and chip bowls. Glam up that veggie tray by incorporating unique containers, different heights, and fun decor into your presentation. When in doubt, add candles and twinkle lights.
4) SIGNATURE DRINK = YOUR BEST FRIEND
Think about the stress (and your budget) of anticipating what every guest will want to drink. Now forget about that and mix up a festive signature drink! For the holidays, we recommend sparkling apple cider, cranberry juice, and champagne! Garnish with a rosemary sprig or fresh cranberries and call it a day!
photo credit & more delicious cranberry cocktail recipes HERE
Author: Krista Peterson