So we decided to invite a few people over for lunch, by We I mean me and Afsha, by few people I mean my friends and her friends, and when I say lunch I mean…………..its time for a …..partaaaaaay! because that what we do best!
We have a problem, me and Afsha that is, a really big problem, not a bad problem…. well not for the people we invite anyway, but for us it usually ends up being a hair tearing, ideas all over the board, running around and stressing each other all through the night, and waking up at silly o clock to entertain our loved ones. And…. we wouldn’t want it any other way!!!
So we decided to invite our select few for lunch, and we wanted to do something a bit different, a bit niche, a bit glamorous, a bit memorable….. and we ended up with this:
Welcome to our Canape Party.
A What party? …….I heard you! A Canape Party, because what could be more niche than this?
We decided on Canapes only, because lets face it, us women we love picking on food, we love trialling, and we love pretty looking food and we love……. a photo opportunity, and I do think we ticked off all the boxes.
So what did we do and how did we create this?
Firstly we listed off a few canapes. We had to make sure that no one goes home empty stomached so our canapes consisted of some light canapes and some of the more heavier and filling canapes….
…………and drinks- we decided on Pina Coloda, I mean who is going to say not to a Pina Colada? Not me!
and now to make it Insta worthy:
Well here is our set up, we used a backdrop with white flowers. A backdrop always make anything look so much better and it gets people guessing whether your at home or out. we used a dining table covered with a white sheet and we went for the rustic look, so used crates, wooden logs, ivy and more floral decorations. We placed logs and trays according to the canapes we had, and just kept topping up as required throughout the day.
Now lets take a closer look at the Canapes:
Prawn Cocktail, drizzled with salt and red chilli flakes….just pick one up and pop it in your mouth…..
Mini Fish and Chips served with Tartar sauce in individual dessert bowls (don’t forget the lemon slice). Don’t they look a picture? It’s literally a bitesized amount….
Mini Gourmet burgers. These fit in the palm of your hand, They were the cutest. The burger and the bun were both home made. Contact Afsha for more.
Mini Pizza and Quiches. How adorable are these? Once again Contact Afsha for these.
How delighful do these nachos look in the cups with salsa. This was my favourite by far…
Our favourite! Bruschetta, and see if you can spot the springroll in the cup with the tangy chilli sauce?
Olive Tails- basically tomato, olives and feta cheese on a cocktail stick! Yum
and lastly the Pina Colada. We did a few in the pineapples for the photos, the rest were in wine glasses (it is hard work. Maybe for another blog post one day? hmmmm…… there is an idea)
and here is a video of the whole thing
And thats an extremely chuffed and tired us! and we had the best time.
And how did we do? You tell me?
If you are after a canape party in Leicester, give Afsha a follow for your canape needs. I promise shes worth it. I cant host anything without her.
Afsha when we doing the next one??
Love and regards
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