The first, heady, mouth-tingling, palate-teasing, sip of ice-cold Champagne at noon, as the party begins.
Parties where there are things to eat but where you don't have to tackle food with a knife and fork or even a plate are my kind of thing. It's difficult to socialize with anything more than a glass in one hand. Today mini-pizzas - the size of a canapes - fit the bill perfectly. They are made just with cheese and a slice of caramelized onion.
Continuing the theme, there are, mini-mincepies - two bites suffice , one if you're greedy.