Foods in their mini form seem more appetizing, especially compared to their normal sized counterparts. It’s probably because of the cuteness factor; but regardless of the reason, it couldn’t be denied that the mini food trend is rapidly growing. As a matter of fact, there is a huge chance that you will see cute little delicacies being served in baby showers, debut parties, and even wedding caterings in Manila.
Serving mini food is a good way to let your guests enjoy a variety of food. You can feature many different options of bite-size goodness in the buffet table or on the menu. The appetizer, main course, and even the dessert can come in mini versions! Listed below are some mini food ideas for your wedding reception:
- Mini Fruit Cups
What is not to love about fruit cups? They are delicious, healthy, and easy to make! Simply combine chopped fresh fruits in plastic cups or shot glasses and top them with a good drizzle of honey or maple syrup. You are free to mix and match whatever fruit combinations you like. Serve these as a light dessert or appetizer to make your event more exciting.
- Mini Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes are great but mini baked potatoes? Even better. These are great as a side dish for your main course. Grab some baby potatoes and scrub them before tossing them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake them in a 400ºF oven for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool then cut the top 1/4 part of each potato. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out the insides of the potato. Try to keep the skin intact because you will still use them later. Put all of the potato mash in a bowl then add bacon, sour cream, green onions, and cheese. Mix the ingredients until everything is well incorporated then scoop the mixture into a piping bag or plastic bag. Cut off the end then pipe the potato mixture into the potato skins. Bake at 400ºF for 15-20 minutes and you have yourself a delicious side dish that will definitely please your guests.
- Mini Shrimp Cocktails
Want a fancy appetizer? Go for shrimp cocktails! It is easy to make and it looks elegant as well. You can buy cocktail sauce in the supermarket but if you want to make your own, simply combine tomato ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, and Tabasco sauce. Spoon the sauce in mini champagne glasses then carefully arrange two poached shrimps in the glass before serving.
- Mini Burgers
The American classic – only in small, bite-size form. With mini burgers, you don’t have to feel guilty about your calorie intake because these provide nothing but the most satisfying pleasures throughout your meal. Prepare them how you would normally do with a normal sized burger. Partner these mini burgers with a mini-serving of fries and a small glass filled with ketchup dip.
- Mini Cupcakes
Serve cute mini cupcakes as dessert in your event. Bake a big batch of mini cupcakes then top them off with different frosting and toppings. Experiment with various flavors and you might discover great combinations that will turn into a hit among your guests!
If you want to serve any of these mini foods in your party, make sure to make plenty. Surely, they won’t last long and will leave your guests wanting for more.