Mini food

A few years ago I stumbled on Callahan Catering’s website and was blown away by the creative and adorable mini food ideas. I also fell in love with the miniature burger, fries and soft drink on craftster. Ever since then I have wanted to host a mini food party.

Bite sized food is ideal to serve at a cocktail or kids party. If you choose your dishes well, you might even be able to do away with cutlery. Decorate the room with small posies of flowers. Serve food with plenty of cocktail forks and napkins. If you have a vegetable garden you’ll have the added advantage of being able to select small leaves, fruit and vegetables.

Here’s a list of food that would be suitable for a mini food party:

Meat dishes

  • Pigs in a blanket
  • Sausage rolls made with cocktail sausages and filo pastry
  • Lamb cutlets
  • Mini quiches
  • Swedish meatballs
  • Meatloaf baked in mini loaf pans
  • Devilled quail’s eggs
  • Tiny sushi
  • Baby eel, octopus and sardines

Sides

  • Cherry tomatoes and micro greens
  • Baby carrots, gherkins, cocktail onions, and radish
  • Baked baby corn on the cob
  • Baked new potatoes with bacon
  • Tiny pasta salad

Breads

  • Mini bread rolls
  • Mini muffins
  • Mini toasts

Sweets

  • Dollar coin sized pancakes
  • Tiny pies
  • Mini ice cream cones
  • Mini smores using mini marshmallows
  • Petit fours
  • Single serve cheeses and small biscuits

Drinks

  • Mini kegs and half bottles of wine
  • Small sized soft drink bottles and kiddie sized juices

There are some small sized cooking equipment that you might find useful: mini muffin tin, and petite loaf pan.

If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration there’s a whole flickr group dedicated to mini food (note: some are not edible). And if you still haven’t got your fix stop by the Mini Food Blog.

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