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hopefully2019 Sun 22-Sep-19 20:16:58

Hi guys,

I need some inspiration. If you could choose your favourite 3 things you like to see on a buffet what would it be ?

I'm planning my baby shower party for around 40 people. It's in the day time

Wanting some ideas!!! I've looked online but I'm curious what different individual people like to see at a buffet. Thanks guys xxx

SpecialKRocks223 Sun 22-Sep-19 20:24:56

Sandwiches. Preferably ham, tuna and egg mayonnaise.

Crisps

Sausage rolls

If I had a fourth - pizza

x

Titsywoo Sun 22-Sep-19 20:33:28

As much pastry as possible! grin

I'd say quiche, nice sandwiches and crisps

Grinchly Sun 22-Sep-19 20:45:23

Olives
Salad chopped up small
Roasted red and yellow peppers
Hummus / tatziki and pita bread with crudités for dipping
Gazpacho
Chicken skewers

Avoid the beige

ExpletiveDelighted Sun 22-Sep-19 20:45:43

Crackers and cheese
Greek salad
Crisps

No pastry unless its hot.

ExpletiveDelighted Sun 22-Sep-19 20:46:45

Ooh yes to hummus, tzatsiki etc and flatbreads/crudites to dip.

Witchofzog Sun 22-Sep-19 20:50:32

Def dips, crudites, salad olives n quiche. Maybe chicken legs. Coleslaw n potato salad too

georgialondon Sun 22-Sep-19 20:55:12

Lots of cheese!

buckeejit Sun 22-Sep-19 21:00:23

Looking forward to reading this thread. I always make tabbouleh, honey mustard pasta & would do a lovely red cabbage, red onion, apple, carrot & pineapple salad that sil made recently

buckeejit Sun 22-Sep-19 21:01:29

And nachos & dips if possible

RonniePasas Sun 22-Sep-19 21:03:25

Much as I love houmus, not keen on shared pots, too much potential for double-dipping!

Really good sausage rolls, nice bread and real butter, cheese, kettle chip type crisps.
Jacket potatoes with butter or sour cream and a pot of chilli/veggie chilli

glasshalfsomething Sun 22-Sep-19 21:05:58

Buffalo mozzarella and tomato
Crusty bread
Crisps

Mum2jenny Sun 22-Sep-19 21:07:15

Chicken skewers, baby jacket potatoes with sour cream filling, and a nice tomato/ mozzarella salad with basil leaves

ChilliMayo Sun 22-Sep-19 21:09:31

It's terribly 70s but I love love love to see vol au vents - chicken, tuna and prawn.
And proper Scotch eggs, not those supermarket ones with hard as bullet eggs.

Oly4 Sun 22-Sep-19 21:11:58

Yummy sandwiches
Chicken skewers
Crudités

Jamhandprints Sun 22-Sep-19 21:12:17

Olives, French bread (already buttered unless it's a sit down at a table meal) couscous or pasta salad.

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 22-Sep-19 21:16:47

Nice sandwiches in real bread ( not horrid sliced processed )
Sausage rolls
Huge salad bowl ( lettuce , cucumber , tomatoes , olives , feta , etc )
No no no no no to pasta salad

Pasta is only ever eaten hot

AgeLikeWine Sun 22-Sep-19 21:18:35

Lots of sandwiches in really good bread.
Lots of tasty, fresh, colourful, herby, middle-eastern type salads.
Tasty lean protein options, eg spicy marinaded chicken skewers.
Cheeseboard
Freshly made, warm Spanish tortilla, still slightly soft in the middle.
Really good ice cream for pud.

No cold pastry.

Mrsmememe Sun 22-Sep-19 21:20:30

Cheese and pineapple on sticks made into a hedgehog.
Cold mini pizzas
Potato salad.

There’s no compromise on the hedgehog by the way, if you’re gonna do it, do it properly.

CherryPavlova Sun 22-Sep-19 21:23:13

A side of salmon, a gammon and an onion tart. Then the usual salads, bread and buttered new potatoes.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sun 22-Sep-19 21:25:59

Looking forward to reading this thread. I always make tabbouleh, honey mustard pasta & would do a lovely red cabbage, red onion, apple, carrot & pineapple salad that sil made recently

As per buckeejit I like a Greek Salad too and decent potato salad.

Along with those sides I like a piece of poached salmon, homemade quiche or marinated chicken strips.

Mini desserts always look good on a buffet table too. Baked cheesecake, chocolate eclairs, tiny lemon meringue pies and macarons. That kind of thing.

ExpletiveDelighted Sun 22-Sep-19 21:28:15

I agree that pasta should only ever be served hot, I can't bear pasta salad. Rice salad not much better. I love tabbouleh though.

OhTheRoses Sun 22-Sep-19 21:30:07

cherrypavlova got there first. With a platter of salami and a salad of mozzarella pearls, cherry toms, black olives, basil leaves, a smidge of chilli flakes and garlic oil.

Coffeeandchocolate9 Sun 22-Sep-19 21:32:49

Pleeeaaassseee something thats not beige! grin gluten free, and dieting people will thank you!

Cucumber/celery/pepper sticks and dips
Roast potatoes or jacket new potatoes (covered in olive oil and seasoned well)
Sliced cold meats
Cheese board
Celery stuffed with cream cheese
Olives

InDubiousBattle Sun 22-Sep-19 21:33:03

Sundried tomato tapenade, home made foccacia, cold meats and cheese.

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