Archives for March 2012

Party Bites with the Cake Boss

Show:  Kitchen Boss
Episode:  Party Bites
Date: March 19, 2012

On a recent episode of Kitchen Boss,  Buddy shared some of his family’s favourite party finger foods.  He says you can prep them ahead of time so you can spend more time with your guests instead of being in the kitchen.  They don’t sound very appetizing to me (not an olive or a peppers fan), but the chicken spiedini sounds yummy!

Menu:

Spiedini is Italian for skewers.

Luck O’ The Irish Party by Mark Addison

Show:  The Today Show
Date:  March 12, 2012
Guest:  Mark Addison

On the March 12 episode of the today show, entertaining expert Mark Addison was on to give some great ideas on throwing a great Shamrock Shindig with a “Luck O’ The Irish Party”.  (This party IS pretty Genius!)

This party combines four lucky Irish traditions for board-game like fun.

Tradition 1 – Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones

Blarney Stone Walkway

A walkway with cute Irish sayings leads your guests around the party.

 Tradition 2 – Wearing Green

gift bags

Green Gift Bags

Prepared gift bags for guests have green attire in them, like ribbons, hats and beads to wear.  Mark suggests a Leprechaun theme for guys and a Fairy theme for gals.

Tradition 3 – Four Leaf Clovers

Four Leaf Clover snacks

Four Leaf Clover Field

Next up is a “field” of four leaf clovers…. or at least treats that look like four lead clovers!  A wheatgrass field,  showcases treats like whoopee pies and green popcorn.

Tradition 4 – End of the Rainbow

Party Plate Rainbow

A Rainbow made out of party plates takes you…..

Pot o gold Bar

to a Pot O’ Gold Bar at the end of the Rainbow.

Lead your guests to the end of the rainbow where a Pot O’ Gold bar awaits them.  Lucky Irish Champagne cocktails made with elderflower liqueur (yum) Lucky Leprechaun cocktail with Midori and Malibu.

For more info and recipes, check out Mark’s website:   markaddison.com