No matter what the event, food is always an important aspect. If want your wedding to be memorable and enjoyable for all, food is a great way to win your guest’s hearts. When it comes to your food choices don’t fear being original. Traditional is great, but unusual foods can set your special day apart from the rest and make it a great experience for all of your guests. Here are a few of my top suggestions for unusual foods your guests will love!
1. Milk & Cookies
Who doesn’t love this classic pairing of two favorites?! This is great for a midnight snack to serve your guests after they have been dancing the night away. This could also be used in place of cake if you are looking for a more non-traditional dessert item.
2. Mini Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup
Mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shooters work great as an hors d’oeuvre during cocktail hour. This delicious comfort food combo is perfect for those chillier fall/winter months.
3. Macaroni & Cheese Bar
Guests love interactive food options where they are able to personalize their item. With a Mac & Cheese Bar, you have a ton of fixings displayed around the traditional and always delicious, mac & cheese. Let your guests get creative by adding whatever they wish to their classic favorite allowing for a truly original dish.
4. Fish Tacos paired with Margaritas
Who doesn’t love fish tacos and margaritas? Whether they are together or on their own, they are always delicious! This pairing is a great option for a summer event when margaritas are in full demand. You could do this as a station with full-size tacos and drinks or change it up a bit for hors d’oeuvres and use mini tacos and margarita shots to make it fun!
5. Popcorn Bar
A popcorn bar is also another great option for late night snacking! Have a selection of savory flavors mixed with sweet flavors for guests to munch on as they celebrate with you! Guests of all ages will love it and because popcorn is such a great grab and go treat, this snacking won’t stop the party!
So there you have it, 5 foods for your wedding reception that your guests will love! Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and stray away from the traditional. The most memorable aspects of a wedding are often the things you have never seen done before. While shrimp cocktail and wedding cake will always work for the occasion, mini grilled cheese & tomato soup or sweet & salty popcorn mixtures can really make an impression and leave your guests talking about your special day for years to come. Happy wedding planning!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I don’t just mean the holidays. If you are planning a winter wonderland wedding and need some inspiration, look no further! Here are some delicious ideas to help make your winter wedding memorable.
1. Cocktail Hour – Soup Shooters
What better way to help guests warm up? Soup shooters are a delicious and fun way to get the party started! The best part about them is how many options you have, just choose your favorite soups. I recommend something smoother and/or creamy like tomato or lobster bisque. Depending on the size of the shooter, it may not be ideal for something chunkier such as chicken noodle. Consider serving a complimentary second bite, such as lobster bisque shooters and crab cakes, or topping the shooter off with a small bite, like a mini grilled cheese. Guests won’t be able to get enough of them!
2. Dessert – Hot Cocoa Bar
Nothing says winter more than hot cocoa! This is a fun twist on the traditional coffee bar, and it is an easy switch. I recommend having the hot cocoa in a large coffee/hot water urn, this is much more beneficial than providing just the hot water with individual cocoa packets to your guests. Not only will the already prepared cocoa stay hot and fresh in the urn, it will also be less of a mess than your guests mixing it themselves and not to mention, less expensive than those individual packets! Provide delicious sweets such as marshmallows, peppermint sticks, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup for guests to garnish their drinks to their liking. This bar works perfectly with cake or by itself for the non-cake lovers too!
3. Bar – Burr Royale
A wintery take on the traditional Kir Royale, your guests won’t be able to get enough of this delicious drink! Start by sugaring the rim of a champagne flute with blue sugar crystals. Pour ¼oz of blue curacao into a champagne flute, followed by 3oz of champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel and raspberry, or any other fruit that may go better with your color scheme, and serve. Depending on the brand of champagne, you may find the drink can turn out slightly green, so it’s never a bad idea to supply your bartenders with some blue food coloring just in case!
So there you have it, 3 tasty ideas to enhance your winter wedding. These ideas are all simple and delicious, but most importantly, they won’t break your budget! Wedding planning is all about being creative and incorporating the things you love into your special day so don’t be scared to stray away from the traditional hors d’oeuvres or desserts. Your guests are sure to love your original selection of winter treats and stations. Happy wedding planning!