Post # 1
Ok! Before anyone asks, yes we’re having it at a non mealtime! It’ll be a late evening wedding with about 120 guests. My main question is about the variety of what we’d having and if it’s enough..or too much. We are having appetizer for those who don’t like too many sweets (cheese platters, fruits, pinwheel sandwiches, and vegetables with dip..maybe some others. Any ideas for things that don’t need to be heated up?)
- Salted caramel shortbread bites
- Brownie kebabs (brownie bite with marshmallow and fruit)
- Mini lemon cookies
- Mini peanut butter cookies
- Mini Funfetti cookies
- Chocolate covered Oreos
- Smores truffles
- Cookie dough brownie bites
- Cheesecake bites
- Donut holes
- Veggie platter with dip
- Cheese platter
- Pinwheel sandwiches (Turkey and ham)
- Punch? Or soda
Let me know what you think! I know dessert isn’t for everyone, but we love dessert and know the majority of our guests do too.
Post # 2
califlorican: People don’t usually eat sweets when they are drinking. Are you serving alcohol?
Post # 3
Some people are allergic to peanuts.
Post # 4
I think it’s too much. I would narrow it down by only offering 1 option of each. Like one kind of cookie instead of 3. Either the brownie kabob OR the cookie dough brownie bites. Etc.
Post # 5
I would have more nonsweets than sweets if people are going to drink alcohol.
Post # 6
julies1949: Nope, no alcohol! It’s a dry wedding; I wouldn’t serve alcohol with so much sugar 😛
dojx: I’m thinking if other options for non sweets but I’m having a hard time!
Post # 7
2good: There is only one option listed that has peanuts in it? It will be marked clearly so if they are allergic, they can avoid It!
Post # 8
califlorican: How about grilled cheese? I’m not sure what your guests like, but I know my crowd LOVES grilled cheese sandwiches.
Other nonsweet alternatives:
- pigs in a blanket
- mini quiches
Post # 9
califlorican: If this is all you’re serving, then I think it’s perfect. You want to offer a variety so people will have some choices. Only having one kind of everything kind completely eliminates options for everyone, like I wouldn’t eat the lemon cookie, but I’d eat my weight in peanut butter cookies–but if you take away the peanut butter just for the sake of only having one cookie, then I’m kind of out. Seeing as you aren’t serving dinner afterwards, it’s a good idea to give everyone a lot of variety. I have never in my life walked into a room and thought, “Damn, that’s too much free food, oh how am I ever going to eat all of this?” In my opinion, there is never too much when it comes to free food. I drooled over my keyboard reading your list.
Post # 10
I like the grilled cheese and pigs in a blanket idea…I really wanted to add more proteins! My only worry was needing to keep things like that warm? Hmm.
Post # 11
That was my way of thinking too. I know there’s probably less people who will like lemon cookies but I want to give people options in case they aren’t huge fans of chocolate or peanut butter. And that’s why I decided to make them small sized, so people can choose one or two of everything if they want! I heard the general consensus is 10-12 bites of food per guest for dessert…so 10 desserts is what I decided on haha