(Closed) Ideas for cocktail hour

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4485 posts
Honey bee

Do you want to stick with the Mexican menu or go with something else entirely? Ask your caterer for a full menu of what they are able to fix. Also, browsing catering menus online under the appetizer sections is a good place to look for ideas, but finalize your ideas with your caterer and make sure they are able to do what you want.

Post # 4
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would probably do something light like fresh fruit & crudites because I always eat a LOT of food (and carbs) when I’m eating Mexican 🙂

I also think you could do a cheese platter, chips & fresh guacamole/salsa, shrimp cocktail, mini enchilladas…lots of things would fit!

Post # 5
532 posts
Busy bee

Mini Tacos, Quesadillas, Cherry Tomatoes stuffed with Corn and Cilantro and topped with Queso Fresco, Ceviche, Chicken Skewers with Tequila Lime Marinade, Shrimp with Mango Salsa, Guacamole or Black Bean Dip served in mini cups with one large tortilla chip sticking out….

Post # 7
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Ms. Blue:  I second all of these ideas – they’re in keeping with your theme, but since Mexican food is generally really heavy it’s good to go with lighter apps so people will still be hungry for dinner.

Post # 8
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think Sangria would be a great specialty beverage to serve.

For food I think you could spice up some common foods. If you do shrimp cocktail you could spice up the dipping sauce or do a salsa based one instead and have some lime wedges on the side.

Stuffed mushrooms could be done with some added taco seasoning topped with some cheddar.

I would probably do some kind of little pulled pork sliders, though I would probably do it on ciabatta or foccacia or some other less common bread (though it’s not Mexican).

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