Mini bites and treats at my Tiny Food Party!

Hooray! A Teeny Tiny food party full of adorable bite sized snacks. Could anything be more fun? As a longtime lover of mini things, I was thrilled when asked to host a party using some mini recipes from the new cookbook “Tiny Food Party” by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park. Their new cookbook is full of adorable finger food, mini bites and treats. I couldn’t wait to get started!

I decided to merge my party with my monthly book club meeting so my girl friends could nosh on these snacks while we spent hours discussing literature and current events. (More like 10 minutes talking about the book and the rest of the time talking about boys.) I even invited them to bring tiny food as well and it helped build our menu into a really delicious spread.

For my friends I made:
-Cucumber Cups filled with White Bean Garlic Dip
-Mini Caprese Bites
-Mini Savory Scones
-Mac & Cheese Bites
-Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Apple Cinnamon Compote

My friend Melissa also brought mini bundt cakes and artichoke tarts that I wasn’t able to photograph. It was the perfect amount for an after-work get together with wine and good conversation. And everyone loved how cute and mini everything was. It makes it a lot easier to keep going back for more!

The nice thing about so many of these recipes is that you can prepare them in advance and assemble or bake them right before your guests arrive. The cold dishes were made early in the day, the cheesecakes were done the day before, the mac & cheese was prepped and in the fridge ready to bake, and I honestly threw the scones into the mix an hour before people arrived! I was convinced we didn’t have enough on the menu so I whipped them up in no time. Talk about a stress free party! The cookbook is great about letting you know which recipes can be prepared ahead of time for easy planning!

The cookbook is full of inspiration to help you plan a menu for a party of your own. I adapted most of these recipes for one reason or another, but really relied on the cookbook for ideas. My two favorites were the creamy white chocolate cheesecakes which were put over the top with the apple cinnamon compote. (The original recipe uses blueberry compote but I wanted to keep it seasonal.) Also the Mac & Cheese bites were just as good as they sound. Instead of deep frying them, I made a baked version which was just as creamy and delicious.

Check back tomorrow and Friday for those two recipes!


  1. How fun!! Can’t wait for the recipe for the Mac and Cheese bites!

  2. Yum! I now have an urge to throw a mini food party!

  3. These are adorable!

  4. OMG how cute! :) Great ideas!

  5. Oh, these are way too cute!! Looks like a great way to serve food for tons of people. =)

  6. love it!! thanks for posting

  7. adorable treats – what a good idea…….

  8. Tiny food, how cute! Great idea!

  9. How cute! I would love to read this book.

  10. Meshellfaith says:

    What a great idea! Looks delish!

  11. I LOVE tiny food! Had a tiny dessert party not too long ago, and my family’s favorite is tiny eclairs. :) Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win such a cool book!

  12. Love these! Great idea for a party!

  13. WOWWWWWWwwwww! The Mini White Chocolate Cheesecakes with Apple Cinnamon Compote look amazing :) I always prepare food for my friends’ parties. This book will be of great help!

  14. Yum these look good! I’d love to have the book :)

  15. Gisele Rentas says:

    Amazing spread, who said bigger was better????

  16. Charlotte T. says:

    those are all so adorable and delicious-looking! what a fantastic idea. i would love to get my fingers on that book. :)

  17. Those cheesecakes look awesome!

  18. Palmateer Ashley says:

    Love that everything is one bite and easy to eat while mingling.

  19. Bonnie Harkey says:

    I would love to win! Tiny desserts and food are so pleasant to look at and just feel like a little “party in your mouth”. Thank you for the give-away! Love reading about what you are making and creating next!!

  20. Love the cute mini foods!

  21. Oh my goodness, these all look so tasty! I would love to have a party and serve up all kinds of these goodies!

  22. I will also be hosting a book club meeting shortly. Your menu inspired to me to make some mini snacks and treats. Would love to win the book for more inspiration and recipes!

  23. Stephanieproberts says:

    I threw a “Fancy Finger Foods” party last year and it was a hit! Would love to do it again and try out some new recipes featured in this book.

  24. This is such a good idea – I love it!

  25. These look AMAZING! They are so adorable, my friends would love these! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. What a cute idea! I’d love to host a tiny food party and make a ton of these recipes :)

  27. The mini mac and cheese bites and the cheesecakes look just amazing. Plus everything you made looks like things even I could do! Thanks!

  28. Amy CookingAdventures says:

    Very cute! What a fun party theme!

  29. OMG!! This cookbook is just my style!! I would love to win it, but if I don’t, I’m definitely buying it!!

  30. This cookbook would be perfect for getting ideas for parties and potlucks!

  31. o my goodness i’m obsessed with tiny things- makes everything yummier and cuter :) these are such fun treats!

  32. Stephanie says:

    Oh my gosh – so cute! I think the girls’ next food club night will have to be Mini Food themed :) Would LOVE to win this book, although if not, I’ll send it to my boyfriend with a little note saying “hint, hint, our anniversary is coming up and you haven’t bought a present yet!” :)

  33. I would like to try one of each of those please! This cookbook is a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  34. Nancyscleaning says:

    New recipes to brighten the holidays…bring it on. Holiday to remember w/ my Marine son coming home for a week and a chance to win your awesome recipe book

  35. Boyslovehawaii says:

    I love all of your recopies! I’ve tried a few and the cinnamon rolls were my all time favorite. Super easy & delicious! I’m so grateful that I found your site! Keep posting! I check back all the time. <3

  36. Mac and cheese bites! Looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try some of these!

  37. Hellocristal says:

    Caprese Bites my all time favorite. I must get this book. Those homemade pop tarts on the book’s cover looks amazing.

  38. Mini muffins would be a great way to add a sweet bite!

  39. C Vandenbrink says:

    What an adorable idea!

  40. My son loves all things miniature–this looks like a great book! Thanks for sharing.

  41. barbara n says:

    I love to serve small bites as appetizers when the neighbors get together

  42. the mini mac & cheese bites look positively divine.

  43. This cookbook could be the answer to my prayers. Unfortunately I don’t have a gift for coming up with appetizers like these on my own. Just the sampling of tiny bites that I see already are perfect for so many social gatherings. Of course, in front of the tv at home, as well.

  44. jaminator81 says:

    Absolutely love doing appetizers and finger food. I’d really enjoy this cookbook

  45. Looks like the book contains lots of new and refreshing recipes! Would love to win it!

  46. I can’t wait to try the Mac and cheese bites!

  47. Sharon A. says:

    These mini bites look so cute! And delicious!!

    Would love to win the cookbook – I’m always looking for recipes for fun bite-sized appetizer to bring to parties, etc. :)

  48. The mini cucumbers look so beautiful! The Mini Caprese Salads on a toothpick are sure to be a hit though!

    But, I am sort of bummed you did not make those mini-pop tarts on the cover there. Adorable.


  49. this book looks adorable! so many great ideas!

  50. I love all your recipes ! Your pictures always look so delicious!

  51. lisaelaine says:

    I’m always looking for new app ideas to bring to my book club and these look great. The mac & cheese especially. Thanks for sharing this book!

  52. Darreldad65 says:

    Sounds like some yummy treats…

  53. Julieb144 says:

    Those look great! And what a perfect theme for a bash. I think I just may have to try that one!!

  54. I love this!! I always struggle with fun, easy, elegant bites for my annual Gluhwein party. I would LOVE to check out that cookbook. I think the cucumber bites are my favorite!

  55. What a cute little cookbook! Looks like a lot of fun ideas for get togethers!

  56. Everything looks so fun and delicious!

  57. CarolineG says:

    I love the idea for the Mac and Cheese, it would be great for kids!!!

  58. I am always looking for new ideas for entertaining. This book is just what I need

  59. I love little bites of things! This is totally my kind of cookbook!

  60. Love tiny food! These look great. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  61. Curtinfamily07 says:

    I would love to win this! Thank you for having the giveaway!

  62. I would love this cookbook, looks so precious!!

  63. great ideas for the upcoming season, this book would be so helpful..

  64. Cristina Rojas says:

    Your food is always so pretty!! And I love tiny food! Anytime there is a gathering, I am whipping up tiny food to serve to guests. Tiny food is actually very common in my country- called Boquitas, which translates to “tiny mouths”. I love the name and i love tiny food. Would LOVE to add this book and make some american boquitas for my family when they visit us in the USA.

  65. Jill Downer says:

    What a great party idea! Love this! And the blog in general :)

  66. That book would come in handy for so many things. Love the mac and cheese bites, and that they’re baked! Everything looks soo yummy!

  67. Rachel Jaggers says:

    How fun and cute! I would love to serve these little treats up!

  68. I would love to win this…PLEASE!

  69. Sampler menu – love that idea!! I say it in restaurants all the time – I wish they had a sampler menu because I want a bite that, and a bite of that, and a bite of that.

  70. i love mini things!! i hope i win!

  71. I found this book on Amazon, and already put it on my list of cookbooks I’d love to get.. thanks!

  72. Veronica Rabadan says:

    yum! i love those mini foods! anything mini always tastes good, right?? :)

  73. Felizabalos says:

    Hi! I’m new to the food blogging world (reading not writing)! I just found your site and am loving it! I’ve already found many useable recipes! Yay! And, thanks!

  74. Mini baked mac and cheese bites look great!

  75. Stephanie J says:

    I can’t wait to try the mac and cheese and the cheesecake….I hope I win!

  76. Sheila Leach says:

    These look adorable and yummy! Great way to taste a lot of things without getting too full.

  77. Keshakeke says:

    I love your tiny party foods! They look yummy!

  78. Love all this tiny food!!

  79. What an awesome idea! I love it!

  80. It all looks so good. It has actually inspired me to throw a tiny food party, and I haven’t thrown a party (other than birthday parties for my son) in almost 20 years.

  81. It all looks so good. It has actually inspired me to throw a tiny food party, and I haven’t thrown a party (other than birthday parties for my son) in almost 20 years.

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