Post # 1
We’re getting down to the nitty gritty of planning and I’ve realized we haven’t decided on what appetizers we’ll have at our reception during cocktail hour!
For dinner, we’re having BBQ: pulled pork, smoked turkey, and a great chicken dish, plus all the fixins’ like green beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and corn bread, and every kind of BBQ sauce under the sun to top it all off.
We’re having a local restaurant do our catering, and though they offer appetizers, they’re things like veggie trays that we could totally make ourselves to save a little money.
So in addition to putting out some veggies with ranch and hummus, what else do you think we should have?
We intend on making the apps ourselves (with the help of family and friends), so it has to be easy/something we can prepare in advance, and delicious!
Ideas and recipes welcome!
Post # 2
Assorted cheese and crackers – filling and who doesn’t love cheese.
Fruit skewers – inexpensive and a very colorful
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
MichiganGirl24: Cold apps are easiest. We did cheese, crackers, sliced meats (summer sausage etc), fruit, veggies, dip, hummus, brownie bites, chips, nuts. Be prepared to buy a CRAPLOAD depending on your guest list size… we filled up the back of our truck and more.
Hmmm I’d show you a pic but I can’t find any of them that have been uploaded.
Post # 5
Can you do anything hot? What about mac and cheese muffins? Basically you make mac and cheese with your fave recipe and then bake it in muffin tins so they’re bite sized!
Also, pigs in a blanket, chips and salsa/guac bar, meatballs (could do these in a crockpot if needed), potato skins, and stuff others mentioned!
Post # 6
Cheese, lots of it, everyone loves cheese. Maybe some nice breads and other dips like an artichoke or spinach one.
Post # 8
Meatballs or weenies with BBQ/grape jelly sauce in a crockpot- delicious! Buffalo chicken dip, crab dip, bruschetta or skewers of tomato, mozarella, and bazil on a stick. Fruit salad, cole slaw
Post # 9
Definitely different kinds of cheese, crackers, fruit, cold cuts, olives, antipasto in general. I also love anything on a stick – a caprese skewer, fruit skewer, meatball skewer, anyting!
Post # 10
From the sounds of it, your dinner is going to be very filling (and delicious!) so I would try to stick to lighter things, such as veggies, fruit and crackers. You don’t want everyone to get too full to eat all the rest of your food!
Post # 11
Post # 12
You’ve got a good amount of meat but if you wanted to have some in the apps, we served bacon wrapped dates and they were DELISH.