I have quite the rental collection of vintage snack sets. I fell in love with them instantly after purchasing my first several sets. I buy them often when I am thrifting/antiquing in Jacksonville or Fernandina. They are so versatile in their styles and in their uses.
The primary use for the snack set is tea and either a sandwich or cookies. This use is great for a ladies tea party, brunch, bridal shower, or a little girls tea party. The snack sets tend to be less breakable then some of the more delicate teacups making them an excellent choice for a little girl tea party.
These beauties have lots of other great uses! You can fill the cup with a dip of most any kind and serve cookies, berries, or veggies on the side. I did a cannoli dip for Father's Day with pizelles, biscotti, and almond cookies. I broke out my snack sets and used them for serving. I am certain your guests will be just as delighted as mine were with their mismatched sets.
Another use is soup and sandwich. The cup will not hold a large amount of soup, but it's the perfect size for a dipping soup! Grilled cheese (fancy it up by mixing up your cheeses) with a side of tomato soup for dipping would be great!
Sushi will forever be on trend at any party. Be unique and serve the sushi on a snack set. Have your guests use the cup for the soy sauce and plate up the sushi. I have used mine for sushi several times. Such fun!
Because it is so darn good and since I did mention it in the blog I am including my recipe for cannoli dip. I am not into measuring much, so adjust according to your taste.
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup confectioner sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
lemon and lime zest to taste
Beat all ingredients together (other then the chocolate chips). Once everything is mixed fold in the chocolate chips.
**Photos taken by me**
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