Tips from the Pros: Cocktail Frank Makeover

Today’s guest post is from Myra and Neil at Elegant Eating caterers on Long Island who catered my engagement party.

There is no doubt everyone loves pigs in blankets at a wedding or engagement party!  Cocktail franks with dough wrapped around them are good but our favorite way to serve these yummy appetizers is as Garden Franks.

How cute are these?  And they taste as great as they look.

GTB Franks

GTB franks 2

Want to make them at home?  Just take a sheet of frozen puff pastry and cut out flowers using a cookie cutter and then cut a small whole in middle (use a soda bottle lid).  Slice hot dogs and put then in the center.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

Place on skewers and serve in wheat grass.

Bon appetit!

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Move over sliders… Check out these Coney Island Inspired Cocktail Hour Goodies!

There is something tres fun about carnival inspired goodies at a cocktail hour.  Check out the cotton candy, french fries, funnel cake and hot dogs below.  Love it!

I can totally see this for a fun destination wedding or outdoor summer wedding with some fun signature cocktails.

coneyisland

For more scoop, check out this post from Cocktails & Details.

Looking for a Totally Cool Wedding Photo Booth Idea?

I’m loving this cool wedding photo booth made from wood, wallpaper, and vintage frames.  The three large frames feature cutouts for guests and the small frames include wedding photos from the bride’s and groom’s families.

Genious!  And easy enought to DIY!  I think it would be fun at a bridal shower or engagement party too.

Spotted on A Cup of Jo.

Have a great weekend!

Invite the Cheese Ambassador to your next party!

If you’re looking for a great hostess gift, engagement present or quickie catering idea for your bridal shower, bachelorette or engagement party, check out The Cheese Ambassador’s Cheese Course Collections.

GTB Cheese

Available in two combinations, American Artisanal or Mediterranean, each collection features three cheeses from some of the world’s finest producers, plus a comprehensive guide with tasting notes, serving tips and pairing suggestions.  Talk about taking the guess work out of cheese shopping!  They serve 4-6 and are delivered fresh to your door.

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Bling me some ice….

Do you like your drinks on the rocks? I saw this on StyleSchool and it was love at first sight. Leave it to CB2 (Crate & Barrel‘s young, hip sibling in case you don’t know) to offer up blingy ice cube trays?

Each tray has six different shapes (brilliant, emerald, princess, etc.) so you can pick your favorite or mix and match. I think they’d be great for an engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette night. They’d also be nice for a signature wedding drink or a city-girl cocktail party.

And at just $6.95, its definitely the most affordable way to increase your bling.

Bling me some ice….

Do you like your drinks on the rocks? I saw this on StyleSchool and it was love at first sight. Leave it to CB2 (Crate & Barrel‘s young, hip sibling in case you don’t know) to offer up blingy ice cube trays?

Each tray has six different shapes (brilliant, emerald, princess, etc.) so you can pick your favorite or mix and match. I think they’d be great for an engagement party, bridal shower or bachelorette night. They’d also be nice for a signature wedding drink or a city-girl cocktail party.

And at just $6.95, its definitely the most affordable way to increase your bling.