Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

ladies help me create a menu!!!

my dd bday is coming up and we have almost no money , but some friends are coming and don't know what to serve. Any ideas on cheap snacks or appetizers? (vegetarian ideas would be great!!!)

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Food & Drink

Answers (9)
  • deviled eggs are always good!...just boil eggs, cut them in half the long way...scoop out the yolk, put all the yolk in a bowl with some mayo, mustard, and relish and mix it...i kept one of my daughters baby spoons and i use that to spoon it back into each egg each egg with a dash of paprika or pepper.....
    another cheap snack is triscuit snacks...get some triscuits, bacon, and american cheese...line a cookie sheet with the triscuit snacks, put a piece of cheese, and a cut piece of raw bacon on top of every triscut, put it in the oven on takes only a few seconds!!! so keep an eye on it...SOOO TASTEY!!!!


    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 9:14 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Those little hotdogs in biscuits or crescent rolls are cheap and a hit. Chips. Celery sticks and baby carrots. Generic party nut mix. Maybe celery sticks stuffed with cream cheese or peanut butter? Cheese cubes.

    Answer by Bmat at 9:14 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • shoot didnt see the vegetarian can subsititue the bacon for a bit of tomato...just as good!

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 9:15 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Do a small veggie tray with only carrots and celery. Instead of having 2 sides, one for carrots and one for celery, mix the celery and carrots together, if you have any radishes on hand, slice a few very thinly and then chop into small bits. Sprinkle the radishes anddried parsley (but only a little) on top for some added color and serve with dip.

    Store brand pretzels with mustard for dipping (or you could make some cheap honey mustard adding some mayo and honey).

    Cake of course, and maybe some store brand ice cream?


    Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:18 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • You could also do fruit and cheese kabobs.

    Also, a small bowl of mixed nuts. Chips and salsa too.


    Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:27 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Hummus with carrot sticks and home made pita chips

    Black bean salsa with tortilla chips

    Bruchetta on toasted sliced of French bread

    Stuffed mushrooms

    Grilled pizza

    Send me a message if you would like some recipes

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:27 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Also for the little ones you could get some animal crackers or graham crackers, which ever is cheaper and have a little strawberry yogurt for dipping...I think that's all I have now.

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:31 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Hummus and veggies or pita bread, you can do bruchetta (homemade is yummy). You can do a tomato and mozzarella salad (tomato, mozzarella balls, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper). asparagus and avocado wraps, or any veggie wraps are good. Look at this website. It has really good appetizers (all vegetarian)


    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 9:53 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • you can do fresh spring rolls,

    2 cups cabbage, shredded
    2 cups spicy sprouts, broccoli sprouts, or other sprouts of choice
    2 cups sprouted lentils or other sprouted beans of choice
    1 1/2 cups carrot, shredded
    1 cup red cabbage, shredded
    1 cup cucumber, diced
    1 cup celery, diced
    3/4 cup red pepper, diced
    3/4 cup peanuts, chopped
    1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
    1/3 cup freshly chopped parsley
    1 recipe Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing
    12-16 large loose leaf lettuce leaves, washed well, and patted dry

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 10:07 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.