January 26, 2017

Planning to host your first grown-up dinner party? It’s not like the college times that meant ordering a huge Chinese home delivery or pizza and gulping it down with alcohol. If you have reached a stage in your life where you have a decent home and can afford a good quality wine, then it’s time to throw a party like a real adult. Here are some quick and super easy fixes that you can do for the decorations and music. But when it comes to food, take your time to plan the menu carefully that will show how much thought you have put in for your guests. Try these cocktail snacks that your friends and family will love:

1. A Cocktail Snack Box

Order a box full of cocktail snacks from Defence Bakery. Take your mind off the hectic cooking and leave it to them to deliver you delicious chicken or veg quiches, cocktail burgers and patties that will keep your party flowing well into the night. They come packed in a cute little box and can be customised as per your need. From the delicious pizza, vol-au-vent, to tartlets with mushrooms/spinach/corn/or chicken filling – take your pick.

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Snacks from Defence Bakery

2. Orange and Goat Cheese Salad

Toss some salad leaves, mint and sliced oranges in a bowl. Add a good serving of crumbled goat cheese on the top and dress it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This colourful salad takes only 5 minutes to prepare and will be a refreshing appetiser while waiting for all the guests to arrive. You can add roasted beetroots for enhanced flavour.

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3. Rainbow Deviled Eggs

Give a whole new meaning to ‘eat the rainbow’ with coloured deviled eggs. Slice the hard boil eggs in half and scoop out the yolk. Put them in a food processor and mix ingredients according to the colour you want – mustard and paprika for orange, sriracha for red, curry powder for yellow and guacamole for green. See the complete recipe here. (by the way, have you tried these drool worthy egg dishes? If not, you are definitely missing out on something.)

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4. Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Fried shrimps are so old-school. Give them a modern makeover by combining them with delicious avocados. Mix some chopped tomatoes, onions, green chillies, mayo, sour cream, lime juice and cooked, shelled and chopped shrimps. Take out the pit in avocados and put in the stuffing. The line to grab this mouth watering snack will extend beyond your door for sure.

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5. Chicken Sausage Roll

Order these yummy chicken sausage rolls from Defence Bakery and cut them into tiny bite size pieces. Make sure you order a large batch because these will disappear off the plate in no time.

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6.  Fruit and Cheese Stack

This is finger food at its best. Take small slices of fruits such as apple, watermelon, oranges or pears and feta cheese cubes. String them together with a toothpick and heap them on a serving tray. Add a mint leaf to make it look fancy. You can also slather on some almond butter from Defence Bakery to make the taste richer.

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7. Blueberry Lime Salsa

Forget the same old salsa dip with nachos. Make this spicy and tangy blueberry and lime salsa instead. The rich purple colour will surely be a conversation starter. And instead of nachos, why not serve crisp naan pieces? Order some extra naans, cut them in small pieces and bake them in an oven till they turn crispy golden. Desi twists are always a hit at parties.

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How delicious do all the snacks look? Share your own tips and favourite snacks recipes with us in the comments below.