grilled sandwiches wrapped in newspaper bags tied with twine self serve party recipe

8 Self-Serve Party Recipes

Sometimes I have romantic notions of inviting an intimate group of friends over for some festive sips + snacks. Then I snap-to HELLO — GLOBAL PANDEMIC. But, when we’re free to partake in shindigs again, I’m throwing the shindiest shindig of the shindigs with these eight self-serve party recipes.

I doubt tequila is the answer. but it’s worth a shot.

We’ve been sheltering-in-place since March. Our littlest guy is severely asthmatic and hyper-prone to lung infections. Three Pediatric ICU admissions was all we needed to realize staying home and limiting our exposure is the only plan for us. I can’t fathom him in the hospital, unable to breathe on his own — without me there to hold him.

So, home is where we’ll stay.

This too shall pass, ya know. And when it does, we are gonna throw down.

Until then, let’s fantasize about gathering to grub on these creatively delicious self-serve party treats.

Let the party be gin.

8 Self-serve party RECIPES

I don’t mind preparation, but I’m a laaazy host. I want to have fun, too! So, in my recipe book, a simple self-serve spread is the way to go.

–Discover more inspiration over on my Pinterest board | Party.

I’m talking:

…And how cute are those newspaper + twine sandwich wraps, zigzag brown bag chips, and mini margie bottles? Grab and go. That’s where it’s at.

As far as utensils go, why bother? Especially plastic ones. Nope, no plastic. Check out my 3 Healthy Home Swaps post for the low-down on plastic. It’s the devil. So, get on board ’cause the Arctic is melting and I don’t wanna drown.

Napkins, that’s all we need. Oh, and those cute mini wooden ice cream spoons. I love all things mini.

Mini cupcakes? As in the mini version of the regular cupcakes? Which is already a mini version of cake? Honestly, where does it end with you people?

-Kevin Malone, The Office

the flow-down

Please stay home. If you need to venture out, please wear a mask. The more collective consideration we share, the sooner we can return to our scheduled programming. Until then, enjoy some delicious treats (at home). Have fun (at home). Be safe (at home). –And please, please, please be considerate of each other (from home). –xo

*Featured Image | Style Me Pretty


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