Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Need Ideas!

Okay, so this Friday my oldest child's soccer team is having a team party...a HUGE party!! I need to bring something to the party for around 50ish people...the invite says 'entree AND salad' ... but really, I'm thinking more like finger foods/dips/easy things to eat...that being said...I need some ideas! Anyone got any ideas? I feel like I've used all my ideas so much, I'm tired of them...does that make sense?? Send me your thoughts .... I'm up for anything!!

Thanks so much and have a great day!


Delectable Dining said...

Hmm... what about some sort of loaded potato skins? They'd be easy to eat and would be a heartier dish. I've got a good recipe if you need one!

Snow White said...

I'm thinking these little sandwiches from KellysKornerBlog---I've made them for church stuff and it's kid friendly, man friendly, but still "appears" frufru enough to look like you put some thought into it! They are really good:-)
Here's her link:

Snow White

Mary said...

How about small Vietnamese spring rolls. They are not cooked and can be assembles ahead of time.

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

I made this last year for a block party and it was a hit :) I think boys would like it!

Frito Corn Salad

2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
1 can rotel tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1 cup ranch
1 pkg. Chili-Cheese Fritos

Directions: Mix all ingredients except Fritos and chill. Just before serving, add coarsely crumbled Fritos and mix together.

Good luck!!!

the ungourmet said...

What about Teriyaki wings and an Asian salad?

Thanks so much for thinking of me! This award is so pretty! I will put it up soon!

teresa said...

I once hosted a lunch for 30-40 people. I made 4 focaccia breads the size of cookie sheets (so I probably doubled the recipe everytime). I split it widthwise to make a huge sandwich, really really wasn't as hard as I thought. I then stuffed each with different meats and veggies and then cut then all into individual squares with toothpicks. It did take a while, but it was a huge hit and people loved the focaccia. For a salad I did broccoli salad, with the sweet dressing, bacon, etc. If you want the recipe, let me know, I don't have it on my blog yet. Good luck!

Carrie said...

Potlucks are so much fun!
Those tortilla pinwheels are always a hit, but I don't have a good recipe

I love this 7-Layer Bean Dip

Or I have fabulous (I am not just saying that, they are really good) Macaroni Salad and Pasta Salad recipes

Kathy said...

Cindy, I just walked in the door! I'll have to think about it!!!

Kim, You are soo welcome! :o)

Kristen said...

What about mini-pizzas made on english muffin halves? Kids love cheese pizza.

Cindy said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU all!! Sooo many great ideas!! I love the little sandwiches from KellysKornerBlog...but I also haven't had the chance to look into all of them....kiddos are coming home...will check them out tonight!! Keep 'em coming though...I love the help :) !!

Rachel said...

I have a really good taco salad recipe that is ALWAYS a hit! I've brought it to several functions and everyone always raves about it! Good luck brainstorming!

Anonymous said...

I made these BBQ meatballs for a potluck and they were a huge hit!

And everybody loves rolls with deli meats and cheese.

Katy ~ said...

Oh, gosh, I don't know. I'm not good with coming up with foods for children as I never had my own. Sniff.

Anyway, if I think about what kids like, it's usually mini burgers, or meatball subs, chicken fingers or chicken wings (except I think those are messy with the bones), little tomato & basil pizzas made from those canned crescent rolls (actually those are VERY good, with fresh basil, quite YUMMERS!) I have a recipe if you'd like it. I'll have to dig for it, but I think I know where it is LOL

I saw a beautiful presentation with tortellini salad. It was put on skewers and presented wheel-spoke fashion on a platter.

Another beautiful and unusual idea is stuffing those huge (cooked and cooled) macaroni shells with an antipasto salad.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. It is so nice to meet you and to welcome you to my little dot in the blogosphere!

Anj said...

That sounds like a BIG party! I made this recipe for my grandson's birthday party in January and it was well received. It's from the Pioneer Woman's blog.

Kathy said...


Well, I four kiddos and I'm still having a hard time helping Cindy out!!! ;) lol...

YW for stopping by - I enjoyed it!

Kathy <3

Cindy said...

So...have decided to go with the BUNKO BUNS..thanks Snow White to showing me Kelly's Korner Blog and Kara's idea for the meatballs!! AND the #1 bonus is I get to try my Country Bob's Sauce...YAY!!

Thanks for all the great ideas...and YES YES I want to try them all...RACHEL...I would love to try your Taco Salad recipe!!


Katie said...

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Kathy said...

Thanks Katie!!!
Kathy <3