First, the party was at 4PM, so I didn't really feel like we needed to serve a meal per se, but I also knew people would probably eat pretty substantially. Also, our party had about 35 adults and 15 kids in attendance, so we really had to have food and drink that appealed to both crowds. So with that out of the way, let's get started.
For the kids (and kids at heart) in attendance we went with a snow/white-themed menu including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (cut into snowflakes), powdered doughnut skewers (meant to look like snowmen), white cheddar popcorn ("snow white" popcorn), carrots and Ranch (snowmen noses), and a cheese ball (shaped like a snowman...of course, right) served with crackers.
Levi's cake and some cupcakes were also on the table. The cupcakes were actually baked into ice cream cones (appropriately called snow cones).
For the adults, we had a chili bar. I am about ready to kick myself because I didn't get a single picture of it (!), but it was a big hit! We had meat and vegetarian chili and then put out Fritos, chips, french fries, hot dogs, pasta, and cornbread so people could pick their combination. I also put out diced tomatoes, diced onions, sliced jalapenos, cheese, sour cream, ketchup, and mustard to be used as necessary! Again, kicking myself for not taking pictures!
Continuing with the bar theme, we also set up a hot chocolate bar with all kinds of toppings and mix-ins for people to choose from, including cinnamon chews, candy canes, caramels, wafer cookies, chopped up Hershey (both the regular and cookies and cream kinds), 4 flavors of marshmallows (all purchased at Target), and some liquor (Kahula, Baileys, Creme de Menthe, butterscotch Schnapps, and Grand Marnier). The chocolate and peanut butter spoons seemed to be the favorites!
Obviously, hot chocolate isn't really something you can sip on all day, so we also had other drinks including the obvious soda, beer, and wine. But we also had water bottles out labeled as melted snowmen.
And for the kids we had milk snowmen.
Typing it all out it sure sounds like a lot of food, but we actually had very little left over!