Fuss-Free, Bite-Sized Appetizers for Your (Kids') Pre-Prom Party
As another school year comes to a close, another class of students graduates from their beloved (or despised, same difference) high schools. However, before they walk across the stage with “Pomp and Circumstance" rattling in their ears, there’s one major thing left to do before they can say they’ve officially left their mark on their hometown stomping grounds. And that, of course, is to go to prom.
With all the build up (Who’s their date? What will they wear? How will they get to the venue? What are they doing after? Who is going to take pictures of them?), it’s important not to lose sight of what’s truly important here—are you sending them off to the big event well-fed? Whether you’re hosting the whole teen squad for a little pre-prom shindig or you’re headed elsewhere to watch your baby strike a pose in their formalwear, here are some of our favorite summer-inspired snacks to start their big night out on the right foot.
Chipotle Shrimp Cups
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
A spicy, smoky app for your little smokeshow.
Flaky dough > flaky dates.
Mini Caprese Bites
Wooden skewers ensure mess-free eating, because nobody wants to be scrubbing balsamic off of their prom dress.
Pigs in an Everything Blanket
Just do your son or daughter a favor and make sure they don't have a poppy seed in their teeth before they take any pictures.
Jalapeño Cheese Straws
Crowd favorite. Every time.
If the hair and make-up appointments took longer than expected and you're short on time, guac' is always the obvious option.
I mean, school is out and summer is here! Celebrate with fresh, seasonal produce.