But, I DO want you to know about the hummus platter and blackberry macaroon tart I made for a bridal shower this past weekend.
The tray contained: toasted pita, cucumbers, french radishes, stuffed grape leaves, baby orange and yellow carrots, peppadews, kalamata olives, and homemade hummus.
The blackberry macaroon tart got rave reviews (especially since I remembered to prebake the crust this time) and could NOT be easier to make. You can find the recipe here or here, depending on if you'd like a larger or smaller tart, respectively. Note: These recipes don't mention it, but definitely replace 1/3 of the flour with almond meal if you can get it; I love the taste and texture it adds.
Well, there you go, two of my now go-to party contributions. I'll be making this tart again and again, but with different fruit variations. I think cherries would be great, and also mixed berries.