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The Avid Party Host: Basic Party Food Ingredients To Always Have In Stock

By on Sep 10, 2013 in Featured Post, Party & Event Catering |

For avid party hosts who make a habit out of having guests over throughout the year, there are several food items that should be stocked on a regular basis in the home’s pantry to ensure that the right types of foods are always available. Between beverages to appetizers, there are a few staple items for any party that can be enjoyed.

 

Champagne, Martinelli’s

Between wine to champagne, having a classy beverage stocked away will provide a great way to help guests relax and enjoy a fine drink or two. It’s important to also have a non-alcoholic beverage available for certain guests, as Martinelli’s is an ideal choice that tastes similar and is still a celebratory drink.

 

Martinelli's Champagne

Martinelli’s Champagne

 

 

 

Brownie Mix

For those looking for finger food ideas, brownie mix is a dehydrated dessert that makes it easy to store in the pantry for several months, and only needs oil, water, and eggs to bake within minutes. They can easily be cut up into small squares for a tasty and sweet dessert that is always a hit among large crowds. Add a small touch of whipped cream and powdered sugar to each bite for a food that can look more fancy and decorative instead of homemade when served.

 

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

 

Crackers

Crackers are the perfect finger food to serve at any party, both filling and easy to top with a number of different ingredients, between different types of cheese to bruschetta. Several different types of crackers should always be stocked in the pantry to ensure a variety with flavors for a more diverse platter. This caterer in Adelaide recommends serving food that uses crackers, making it easy to use several recipes for the occasion for a convenient finger food.

 

Cheddar Cheese Crackers

Cheddar Cheese Crackers

 

 

 

Spinach Dip

A few packets of spinach dip in the pantry will go a long way, making it easy to whip up a hefty amount of the food and serve it in a bread bowl or with crackers. Whether hosting a football party or a formal birthday gathering, the item is dehydrated and can be preserved for up to a year, making it easy to have on hand for last-minute parties.

 

Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip

 

 

Chocolate

Known as one of the most popular foods in the world, chocolate is a delicious ingredient to add to most desserts or make for dipping when having people over, making it crucial to have in the kitchen on a regular basis. Blocks of chocolate can be used when cooking for a holiday party, or even to make fondue for dipping fruit. Chocolate covered strawberries can even be made for a delectable dessert that will easily attract a crowd.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

 

 

 

Dijon Mustard

One of the key ingredients for deviled eggs, dijon mustard, should always be kept on hand to make the delicious treat that is a traditional favorite for any party. Mixed with a bit of mayonnaise and paprika, it will add plenty of flavor to hard boiled eggs and an easy finger food to serve. It even tastes as delicious as it looks when served.

 

Dijon Mustard Deviled Eggs

Dijon Mustard Deviled Eggs

 

 

Crescent Rolls

This dough is pre-made, making it easy to use when wrapping mini sausages, or even with a cream cheese filling. The dough can also be used for children’s parties to make easy peanut butter and jelly bites, or for crab-filled wontons for a more formal event. When needing an entree, crescent rolls can be used for different styles of mini pizzas for a filling food that is uses a variety of toppings and can be served without utensils.

 

Crescent Rolls For Kids Party

Crescent Rolls For Kids Party