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Mini Bites Potluck Party

  • Oct 20, 2012 · 5:00 PM

Hi Ladies,

How about a bite-sized appetizer and dessert party? :)

I have done this before with a few friends, as well as another meetup, and it was such a blast! Everyone brings 2 pieces of bite-sized appetizers and 2 pieces of bite-sized desserts for each attendee and we "swap" - or rather walk around and fill our plates with the goods. Then we eat 'em all while we chit-chat. :)


If you think this would be fun and you can definitely make it, sign up! You can bring the usual cocktail party food or opt for your own unique miniaturized take on anything...

It would be great if you could say in your RSVP what you plan to bring, so we don't all make the same thing.

I know we are not all Rachel Rays and Martha Stewarts, (ahem!) but if you could make at least one of your foods home made, that would be perfect!


Some ideas for what to make (or buy if you must...) are the following:

For your appetizer or main "dish":

mini chicken pot pies, stuffed mushroom heads, caprese skewers, deviled eggs, spring rolls, mini sandwiches, sushi, kabob, cheddar quiche bites

For your dessert:

mini brownie bites, tiny cupcakes, mini cinnamon rolls, yummy cake balls, mini cheesecakes, crispy chocolate bars, home made truffles, etc.

Just keep 'em bite-sized! :)

You can find plenty of inspiration online, but here are some websites I found:

http://www.foodily.com/s/mini-bites-potluck

http://notecook.com/salads/44-easy-potluck-ideas-with-pictures/

http://voices.yahoo.com/6-cake-balls-recipes-fun-easy-recipes-cake-5381541.html

http://www.midwestliving.com/food/desserts/potluck-dessert-recipes/

and more. Just google them...

I will have a long table that we can pack everything onto, dishes and utensils to use, but please bring your food ready to eat (e.g. not frozen / in need of heating / cooling, etc)

We will plan for 15 girls, so bring 2 pieces of each for everyone. That means you'll make 30 pieces of mini appetizer and 30 pieces of mini dessert. For example, I will make 30 tiny burgers (hopefully not frozen... Depending on my work schedule...) and 30 mini rizskoh's (which is a Hungarian sweet treat). Easy. :)

Also, someone who doesn't want to / like to cook could sign up for soft drinks, and someone else for wine / light alcohol... Just say so in your RSVP.

I am hosting this in my home, and I will only send my address (in the 90025 area) to you if I can confirm that you are who you say you are. If we have met or you have a history with the group, no worries. If you have never been to a Girls' Meetup before, I will have to talk to you on the phone to be on the safe side. Please email me your phone number if you are new, so I can verify you.

See you soon!

Nanda

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  • Nanda D.

    Thanks for coming! It started out a little shy... But we made it to the girly subjects... lol :)

    October 21, 2012

  • Remy

    I'm gonna be late but I'll be there

    October 20, 2012

  • Courtney G.

    Hi! I am really looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. I have had a crazy schedule so I will not be able to cook as planned (but its probably the universe saving you from my horrible cooking anyway) i will be bringing mini cupcakes from magnolia bakery and wine :)

    October 19, 2012

    • Nanda D.

      Magnolia cupcakes??? Perfect! :)

      October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, I just realized the potluck was for homemade items only. Should I not go?

    October 19, 2012

    • Nanda D.

      No, store bought is fine... :)

      October 19, 2012

  • Nanda D.

    Also, updating your RSVP with what you're bringing will help everyone else make plans...

    October 19, 2012

  • Nanda D.

    Address has been sent. If you didn't get it, email me asap!!! See you tomorrow. :)

    October 19, 2012

  • Jennifer

    I'm not quite sure what I'm bringing yet, but ill try to bring something healthy-ish.

    October 19, 2012

  • Remy

    Nanda mentioned that you can also bring store bought items (if you have to)

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, so I just put in an order for stuffed potato balls from Porto's in Burbank but the pick up time had to be 4:30pm so I might be a lil late. I'm just gonna pick up some pastries from the super market for my dessert item- don't know what yet.

    October 19, 2012

  • Nanda D.

    Girls, tomorrow afternoon I will call those of you who gave me your phone numbers, and I will send out the address in the evening to those of you who will still be on the RSVP list by then. Please update your RSVP asap if you are no longer able to come. Otherwise update it to say what you're planning to bring. See you on Saturday. :)

    October 18, 2012

    • Anjali A.

      awesome! are we making food for the waiting list people too?

      October 19, 2012

    • Nanda D.

      No, we are making stuff for 15 girls only... Some girls cancel in the last minute and others get in from the waitlist, so it will work out! :) (Btw, my current place is not that big, squeezing in 15 of you will be a big enough challenge... lol)

      October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun !

    October 18, 2012

  • Nanda D.

    Hi Girls! We have lots of new faces RSVPing for this meetup. Please look above for the phone number rule. So far only one of you sent it to me, and I see about 10 new names... Thanks. :)

    October 16, 2012

    • Anjali A.

      how do we email u our phone number?

      October 16, 2012

    • Nanda D.

      Got your number, thanks. :)

      October 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be taking a meatball appetizer and some SkinnyGirl Wine :)

    October 12, 2012

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