Loc: I'm out wandering around...
|Posted: 9/21/2008 9:19:18 PM|
Maybe I can finish the post?! lol
I am hosting a Lia Sophia Party on thursday, and want to wow them with snacks/drinks. Anyone got great ideas??
Loc: in front of my computer
|Posted: 9/21/2008 10:23:47 PM|
I would definitely do some chocolate truffles - TJ's sells some really yummy ones. Or you could do chocolate covered strawberries.
Some sort of spiced nuts would probably be good or what about a baked brie?
Loc: I'm out wandering around...
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:46:39 PM|
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:48:18 PM|
You'll sell more.
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:50:05 PM|
You'll sell more.
LOL so true!! I've always sold more at parties that these are involved!
single, happy, silly mommy to two beautiful boys
*Sassy Latin Pea*
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:52:07 PM|
Veggies dip, chips dip, hummes, salsa....
or like a small thing / platter to make sandwiches...
|~~Sandy~~ SAHM to my son, full time student and wife.|
Loc: Orange County, California
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:55:00 PM|
I have a suggestion for what to serve, as well as what NOT to serve.
The NOT first. Do not serve something greasy as a finger food! My next door neighbor had a Cookie Lee party. She had the food ready before the jewelry was. People started to eat first. She had those different flavored chicken wings, some hot, some sweet, from a local take out place. People used napkins, but they still got greasy fingers all over the jewelry. Icky!
A suggestion of something easy and nice - a chocolate fountain. Or, you can use a fountain that runs cold and put slightly thinned ranch dressing in it and serve cut up veggies. Just a different way to serve the same ol' veggies.
I attended one party where she had three fountains running (small ones) One with the ranch dressing, one with warm BBQ sauce (served with meatballs, chicken chunks, and some sort of sausage/hot dog looking thing) and on a different table, the chocolate fountain for dessert. It kept people up and moving around and seemed to work well.
If this is a sit-and-listen party, keep the food out of sight until after the demo.
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:57:25 PM|
Seriously, the nicest jewelry party I went to, there was wine, champagne, appetizers that would be appropriate for an elegant cocktail party.
It was well put together. I appreciated the nice evening out. I skipped the wine, but I still purchased even though it was something I could make myself for a quarter of the price.
Skip the traditional party food and go for simple and elegant.
|Posted: 9/22/2008 4:58:34 PM|
I went to a lia sophia party the beginning of the summer, I lOVE their stuff and its so resonable!
The hostess had yummy little stuff!!!!
*An assortment of differnt crackers, the fancier kind like pepperage farm, not ritz or saltines
*an assortment of cubed cheeses
*she had salami rolled with a green olive speared through it
*roast beef rolled with a triangle pice of cucumber speared through it!
*red & green grapes
*strawberries cut in 1/2
*those sweet pickles I dont usually like, but I liked them at her house!
I KNOW their were a few more lil' things, I just cant remember!
I think that was it, but she had ALOT of everything, and everyone was loading their plates, I remember because she had it so nice.
|Posted: 9/22/2008 5:29:18 PM|
Any type of baked brie is great. This is very good:
Take 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls...flatten on a greased
cookie sheet until you have 1 piece of dough.
Make praline sauce:
Melt a half stick of butter (1/4 cup) and add enough brown sugar
to make a paste. Add a half cup of chopped pecans.
Place a 14 - 15 ounce brie on top of the piece of dough and
put the praline sauce on top of the brie (you may not use
all of it) Wrap the dough over the brie. Cut off any excess dough.
Brush with melted butter.
Bake the brie in a 375* oven for 22minutes. Serve hot with sliced apples.
Bloomin' Brie Bowl
Creamy baked Brie and this spicy blend is a robust flavor combination that is sure to please.
1 1/2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 round loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread
1 tablespoon softened butter
8 ounce wheel of Brie cheese
1. Combine spices and sugar; set aside. Cut circle in top of bread and remove bread center to make room for the Brie.
2. Spread butter in bread; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of spice mixture. With knife, make 2-inch cuts around edge of bread at 1-inch intervals.
3. Remove rind from Brie and place in bread. Sprinkle Brie with remaining spice. Replace top of bread. Bake on baking sheet in 350Â°F oven 20-30 minutes. To serve, remove bread top and break into bite size pieces. Dip bread pieces in hot Brie.
|Posted: 9/22/2008 5:33:52 PM|
This is easy and very elegant. They always go quickly.
Alfredo Crab Puffs
2 packages of dry alfredo mix( Knorrs)
3 cups milk
2 Tbs butter
3/4 pound of crabmeat
2 packages of crescent rolls (or cut them or pie crust and put in mini tart pan)
16-oz mozzarella or swiss cheese
Mix the sauce mix and milk together, add the butter and stirring constantly bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook till thick. Stir in the chopped crabmeat. ( I reserved 24 chunks of crabmeat, one for each pastry shell) Just to be sure that each tart had some of the wonderful sweet meat.
Lay the dough flat but do not seperate the triangles. Press all seams to seal to form a rectangle. Cut each rectangle into 8 squares. You will have 32. Repeat with the second package of rolls. Fit (1) square into each mini muffin cup and soon (1) tsp of the filling into each cup. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake at 375 for about 9 minutes~
|Posted: 9/22/2008 5:40:24 PM|I just had a Lia Sophia party Wine and easy foods are a key. You don't want guest with greasy, sticky fingers because they won't want to handle the jewelry.
Loc: Upstate NY
|Posted: 9/22/2008 6:01:08 PM|In May I had a Silpada party. About 3 of my friends booked off of mine, so we've all been getting back together for them every few months. My party was a huge hit. The consultant said it was the highest sales she has had in 3 years of doing Silpada. lol
We usually have appetizer-y party food. The person hosting the party puts the bulk of the stuff out and then a few others of us bring things too. Food and wine/liquor helps lube the wallet, you know.
At mine, I had a veggie tray with dip, a fruit tray with fruit dip, spinach dip with bread chunks, cheese and crackers, chips and fresh homemade salsa, mini meatballs, stuff like that.