Say Cheese at Parties

Lifestyle is barely there if you dont indulge in Cheeses.  Especially if you frequent big party bashes.

While book signing “Le Chic Cocoon” in Highpoint, North Carolina, I had time to wander a few halls, and search out party fare and celebratory moments.


I discovered that Highpoint loves to feed Buyers.  Food appears on tables and trays, along with pop up bar stands.

The biggest percentage of food is probably cheeses.  Considering most of us are moving or standing, talking to someone and holding a drink, cheese brings ease.


There were hard, soft & semi soft cheeses, with nuts fruit and meats.


When you are putting on a party, with lots of guests milling about, talking, walking, gesturing and probably holding things in their hands, be sure to consider how they will eat your tasty treats.

Feizy Carpets serves up a tasty table with Pineapple infused vodka and chairs to sit in


Highpoint is full of furniture showrooms, so there were plenty of seats for people to sit on while eating.  Most of whom crouched over their little paper plates, in a hurry to eat and move on to the next showroom.


Miles of piles of food to eat, and tasty drinks to swallow.  Some party food was hard to eat because the “finger food” sizes were too hard to swallow in one bite.


Shrimp and Sauce. I would be afraid to eat that standing in a crowd of people I am trying to impress


With holidays coming up, be sure to plan your big party so that the food is displayed to well, looks tasty, is easy to eat in one bite, while your guests mingle and wander.  Have plenty of napkins, plates & bins on hand.   Group glasses with drinks, and have name tags on glasses.


What do you think about cheese at parties?  What is your favorite finger food for parties?

Highpoint Soft Cheese rolled in nuts

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Say Cheese at Parties — 18 Comments

  1. If it’s goat or sheep – I love it! (Since I can’t tolerate the cow elixir…) I haven’t been to your blog in awhile – (or is this in addition?!) Anyway, like the look.

    • Hey Pat goat and sheep are good cheeses to me! Thanks. yes I upgraded. The old blog was a theme that was so outdated it couldnt be changed. Decided a clean look was much more me. xox

  2. Hey Jen,

    Tasty post! I like your point about finger foods being small enough for one hand eating. Good idea. I was just at Women Rock IT in the City and they had small cups of deviled beets w/ goat cheese and some herb. It was surely tasty, but it was difficult to eat with a drink in the other hand. Cheese doesn’t get all over the place either. I love to serve brie baked in a pastry, on top of apple slices. Yummy!!

    Carolyn CJ Jones

    • Sorry I missed the Women Rock IT. Sounds like it was quite an event. Lovely to see you Carolyn. Yes most of these events have food you cant wrap your mouth around without looking a mess. Oh yes baked brie with apples is awesome.

  3. I LOVE cheese. But I am also aware that it contains a protein called casein that is a little addictive . It has some of the same properties as morphine. Yes, I love the taste of many cheeses. But I also love that slight calm emotion that comes aver eating it. Google casein. I gave it up for a moth to prove I could, but then I went back. Love me some good European cheese!

    • Fascinating to think that cheese is not just cheese but casein wrapped cheese. I have a hard time foregoing cheese. Nothing like the European cheese to make us swoon 🙂

  4. Hi Jen,
    yum, this looks soooo good! I love cheese in all forms, shapes and smells 🙂
    I could easily give up meat but definitely not cheese!

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

  5. Oh my….I am hungry after looking at the incredible photographs. I always have admired people who can somehow have a drink in one hand and horderve in the other and still carry on a conversation. Not me…I can do the drinky thing…but no food for me whilst I am trying to network. It has never worked. I always know McD’s will be open for a late night sundae. 🙂 Great post Jen. Really you are amazing!!

    • Thank you so much Debbie. Wow I am so flattered by your kind words. I am with you. I usually land up just networking and drinking a little. LOL like the visual of going to a posh party and stopping off at McD’s to juice up with a sundae 🙂

  6. Oh shoot forgot to answer your question about favorite finger food… something I can pick up and pop in my mouth. I love the look of cheeses but I don’t want to be standing there pulling and scraping while someone is watching. hahaha

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