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When guests come to your wedding reception, one thing they want to find enjoyable is the food. So, why not give it to them in a creative way. A way to do this is with a food bar or food station. If there’s one thing that can make or break a wedding for a guest, it’s the food. When guests travel far and wide to dedicate a day—or weekend—to your celebration of love, a crowd-pleasing menu is a surefire way to make their time enjoyable. They can be set up during the cocktail hour or during the reception. Guests will love the customization and choices that a hearty food station provides, not to mention the interactive experience it evokes. Thus enables guests to mix and mingle even more.
There are countless options and there’s something for everyone. Here are eleven exciting options that you’ll love!
A cheese station is great for cocktail hour. Your display might include a few types of cheeses, crackers and pepperoni.
Instead of a wedding cake, go with a cupcake bar. Supply cupcakes that the guests can decorate themselves. You provide icing, sprinkles and candy toppings to make the perfect cupcake.
A great addition to a farm wedding or a cocktail hour is a vibrant veggie bar. Stock it with everything from broccoli to carrots to beets for healthy snack munchies.
This bar is complete with a classic soft twist pretzel and pretzel bites. You can add decadent dips to dunk them into.
Your guest know everything is better with bacon! Give them options of chocolate covered bacon, honey jalapeño bacon, and alder smoked bacon.
Hot Chocolate Bar
This is wonderful for a winter wedding. A hot chocolate bar complete with warm, cozy treats like marshmallows and whipped cream will keep guests happy.
The station can have any pies you desire from decadent raspberry to mouthwatering blueberry. Add toppings, like sauces or berries so guests can make their own treat.
It’s such a nice idea to offer guests a popcorn bar featuring different flavored popcorn. Finish the bar with different flavored spices for guests to experiment with.
Donut bars are a trend at wedding and one that we like, Offer guests glazed, sugar, powdered, ring shaped donuts and donut holes.
Weddings are a great place to offer the classic s’more treats! Decorate the station with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate. Guests will have fun making their own.
Ice Cream Station
For summer weddings, your guests will thank you for an ice cream station. It’s a delicious way to beat the heat! Let guests make a sundae with fun flavored ice cream and topping.
What other bar or station ideas do you have or have seen at a wedding? Share your ideas with us. We would love to hear about them!
Pretzel image via Crafty Pie Press
Donut image via Irene Tyndal Events
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