For dessert, I made mini grasshopper trifles, which I was able to do in advance and just topped with the cookie crumbles and candy garnish right before I placed them on the table. For drinks, I placed empty glasses with festive garnishes to be filled with the guest's drink of choice.
For munchies, we had cucumber cups with red pepper hummus, Caprese bites, and mini shrimp tacos. I filled out the empty spaces on the table with candy from Lindt and Andes. One caveat: the taco bites got soggy really quick! I made those last because I was worried about that, but they got way soggier than I was anticipating. I think next time if I were to make something like this, I will try to find a sturdier vessel that won't get all gross.
All in all, this was really a breeze to assemble! Putting together the party food table is really my favorite part of party planning. It's like a puzzle! You've got to figure out the theme, the colors, how to layer...
bob: you are really good at this.
me: oh, thank you!
bob: that wasn't a compliment, it was a fact.
me: oh... thank you?
SweetsMini Grasshopper Trifles
Lindt Candy Cane Truffles
Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolates
Drink GarnishesRosemary sprigs
Candy cane sticks
Crushed candy cane
Shrimp Taco bitesChip Scoops
Shrimp (Grilled with Fish Market Seasoning)
Caprese BitesMarinated Mozzarella balls
Red Pepper Hummus