Create a simple, enjoyable spread of food for your bridal shower that is also budget-friendly.
Mini crustless sandwiches
Create regular sized sandwiches on sliced whole wheat bread and sliced French bread.
Use a sharp knife to trim the crust off, then cut the large sandwich into quarters to create four mini sandwiches.
Use toothpicks in the middle of each mini sandwich to help hold them together.
Serve stacked on a cake stand or tiered dessert platter to mimic an English tea service.
Try the Ore Ida crispy brand; simply place frozen fries on a baking sheet for 12 minutes and voila, you have delicious fries.
Create individual serving sizes by filling double tall shot glasses with a handful of fries.
Arrange the shot glasses on a large platter so guests can pick up one shot glass worth of fries at a time.
Put out a few small bowls (ramekin dishes work well for this, too) with different sauces, such as: ranch, sweet and sour sauce, and ketchup.
Heart-shaped pita with hummus dip
Buy pita bread and hummus dip from the store, and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create small heart-shaped pita slices for guests to nibble on.
Transfer the store-bought hummus into a pretty bowl and place in the middle of a platter.
Stack the heart-shaped pita bread around the perimeter of the plate (so that they surround the bowl).
Serve chicken skewers in style by cutting a pineapple in half lengthwise.
With the prickly side facing up (and the yellow pineapple side facing downward on a plate), insert the chicken skewers into the pineapple in rows so that they stick straight up like porcupine quills.
As people eat the skewers, replace the empty spots with new chicken skewers.
Grilled veggie skewers
Serve the same way as the chicken skewers (see above). Or, cut a honeydew melon in half, edible fruit side facing down (on a plate), and insert the skewers into the skin side.