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Trend Alert: Miniature Foods

Trend Alert: Miniature Foods

Move over bacon - there is a new trend in town. Miniature versions of your favorite foods will be hitting party tables across America this year. No more indecision about which entree to pick - with these bite-sized delights, you can try one of each! Of course, the key to this delectable display is a presentation with each bite looking like a fully-prepared miniature gourmet meal. Give each guest a little something special by serving each food option in its own signature miniature dish.
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The best part about this trend is that it gives your guests a variety of foods to whet their pallet without breaking your wallet. Miniature foods are often just as cost-friendly as serving appetizers and hors d'oeuvres and still gives an air of "full meal."
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The fun aspect of miniature foods is that it gives the creative caterer a lot of leeway for presentation and styling. Displaying the miniature dishes on top of tiered stands presents an opportunity for a colorful and pleasing view, ensuring the adorable dessert tables we are all so fond of.

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Another cost-cutting benefit of small servings is that event hosts may be able to forgo the use of china entirely - instead, they can opting for tiny plastic dinnerware that is conducive to proper portions. On the Smarty Had A Party website, you can found a fabulous range of miniware, including bowls, plates, trays, forks, spoons, cups, wine glasses, and more in different sizes, shapes, colors, and designs to suit any theme of your party. Plus, our mini plastic party supplies are conveniently disposable to allow you to speed up your end-of-day cleanup process.

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To add to the experience of sample-sized fare, consider having the chef in an open area where all the guests can watch as the cuisine is created. The chef doubles as entertainment for your guests and creates a conversation piece all at the same time. And if you're really into mini - consider serving two or three signature miniature cocktails at your soiree to add to your arsenal. You know what they say 'dynamite comes in small packages!' 
 
 
 

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Yummy Fall Drink Recipe

 Cran-Apple Crush 

It's not a crush. It's real love when it comes to this apple drink delicacy. 

Cran-Apple Crush Cocktail Recipe by Smarty Had A Party

 

They say when one good thing ends, something even better may be just around the corner! So, yes, beloved summer with your icy cold beverages that we love to sip outside under clear, sunny skies, you are missed, but fall brings with it that cozy ambiance. Think: walking under falling leaves, filling ourselves with heartwarming indulgences that keep our tummies satisfied, and staying snug sipping cider on these cool, crisp Autumn days. Leave it to Smarty to kick off the season with deliciously apple-sizing drinks!

 

 

Cran-Apple Crush Ingredients:

  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 10 cranberries (fresh)
  • 2 oz infused vodka **
  • 2 green apple slices
  • ice

 

    Directions:

    1. Combine simple syrup, brown sugar, lime juice, and 6 cranberries in a shaker
    2. Add infused vodka and ice, then shake
    3. Strain into Crystal Clear Hard Plastic Rock Glasses
    4. Garnish with thin apple slices and remaining cranberries

     

    * To make simple syrup:
    1. combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water (or any equal amounts)
    2. Let water boil
    3. Stir mixture
    4. After sugar has dissolved, let cool

     

    ** To make Infused Vodka:
    1. Using a double boiler on medium-high, cook 1 liter of vodka, 3 cloves, 5-star anises, 1/2 cinnamon stick, and 10 green cardamoms for ten minutes
    2. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let cool
    3. Keep refrigerated
    Cran-Apple Crush cocktail recipe by smartyhadaparty.com

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