For Museum reception & cocktail party.
Bacon wrapped dates, drizzled w/ pomegranate molasses (or reduced balsamic vinegar)
frico (made with asiago and parmesan cheese)
mini-mozzarella & grape tomato kebabs
white bean-artichoke-parmesan crostini
Well, you gotta have lotsa cheese, because the man in the moon is made of cheese, of course!
For a full star-gazing menu, here are some really cool zodiac-inspired ideas: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/easy-party-ideas/Great-Get-Togethers/outdoor-party-menus/horoscope-themed-party
Cloudy skies aren't what one hopes for when stargazing, but meringue cookies have a celestial, ethereal quality to them. http://www.food52.com/recipe...
The obvious would be star, moon and sun-shaped sugar cookies.
Or how about a big-dipper-inspired chocolate dipped biscotti?
oh! I forgot Mars Bars and Milky Ways!
And then scan all of the maple contest entries - it is Vermont after all!!
Half inch squares of medium rare beef (rib eye or prime rib is nice), same size of Brie or Camembert, and same size piece of pitted prune. Put one of each (3 pieces) on a small skewer . Amazing how these three tastes work together.