Saturday, January 13, 2018

Menu for a Lunch Time Party Buffet

Happy New Year!  I love the start of a fresh new year with many life events that require entertaining are on the horizon. If you are thinking about hosting a lunch time party and need a a menu that offers a wide variety of dishes... take a look at this one from a baby shower for about 50 guests. 

The menu was designed to meet the dietary needs of several in attendance, without any one person feeling left out. Fresh salads with out meat, sliced turkey without bread, fresh fruit for every one... an so on. Here is the menu along with some pictures from the event I served it at;

It's A Boy! Classy Baby Shower 

Menu for 50 guests

Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast 
served with herb mayo, cranberry mayo and honey dijon

Small Croissants with Cashew Chicken Salad

Shrimp Cocktail
 Remoulade, mustard sauce, spicy cocktail

Mandarin Chicken Salad
sesame dressing

Shell Pasta Salad with Spinach and Cucumber
yogurt dressing

Paradise Fruit Salad

Homemade Tortilla Chips with Fresh Salsa

Dinner Rolls and Butter

White and clear platters, baskets and condiment bowls give eclectic food a "pulled together" look.
These cute little ceramic elephants I found at the dollar store. They were pink but I painted them gray, to match the invitation and theme.
A big platter of cold shrimp with a trio of creative cocktail sauces adds sophistication to the menu.
Hard to see, but these elephants piled in glass vases hold up bouquets.
Your kitchen island can be the perfect place for a buffet. In this home I covered the faucet with a sturdy plastic crate and the stove top with plywood. The island was draped with a silky white damask table cloth to hide the temporary structure. Lifting platters with glass bricks and glass shelves gives the buffet an elegant look.

Wishing you the best in 2018, may all your entertaining be easy and fun! :) Renee

Sunday, March 26, 2017