Sing it Mr. Wonder.
On Friday the 13th, I was in charge of the office happy hour for a little new office-warming. Naturally, I needed to go with a theme since we were hosting the happiest of hours on one of the most talked about Fridays of the year.
To the internets I went and researched good and bad luck charms, superstitions, and the like. I learned a little, but really the most inspiration came from a little place called Pinterest.
Have you heard of it? Go to w-w-w dot p-i-n-t-e-r-e-s-t dot com.
Here's what we had on the menu:
Spilled Salt Margaritas
A little Jose pre-mixed margaritas were amazing. However, I went to two grocery stores and four liquor stores for margarita salt. NO DICE. Had to make do with regular salt.
Blue Moon Beer
Of course these had to be served with orange slices. I mean, it would be un-American to do so.
Hydration is key.
This little gem came straight from Pinterest. It's mozzarella, basil leaves, grape tomatoes halved with the end cut off and a quarter black olive with minced olive spots. I would have not had the crackers, but it made it easier to pick up, and with the crackers, the olive oil and balsamic vinegar went out the window because it would make them soggy. Whatever. They are still damn cute.
It's lucky to keep goldfish outside of our house, but unlucky to keep them in it. Weird, but it's an easy superstition to use.
Not only the mascot for The Ohio State University, these things are my go-to for Christmas goodie boxes. What can go wrong with powdered sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate? NOTHING.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Black Cats)
We got a little creative with the black cat for the strawberries. It was a little hard to draw cat faces on the strawberries, so we just called them black cats. Done and done.
Lucky Charm Treats
Instead of Rice Krispies, substitute with Lucky Charms! They smelled heavenly and were a hit! (I, of course was out since they are gluten-y.) But I would say to reserve from marshallow charms for the top since they tend to melt a little with the mallow & butter swirling.
Horseshoe Breadsticks with Herbs & Olive Oil for dipping
Using Pillsbury breadsticks, I halved them made them into horseshoes (or U's or C's - depending on your perspective) and complimented them with some olive oil & herbs. A fun & easy way to draw in more of the superstitions!