Post # 1
Ok, so we are thinking about having chicken and beef fajitas catered, along with flour or wheat tortillas, rice, frijoles a la charra and black beans, and tamales. We would have two or three different agua frescas available during dinner.
That being said, this is a totally different route than we originally planned. So, we need to come up with a different idea for a pre snack or light appetizers. It is being catered by a new family owned business, so I can’t go too elaborate with appetizers. Besides, that’s not our style. Anyhow, I am thinking something like chips with a variety of salsas, and perhaps mexican coca cola.
What are your thoughts or ideas?
Post # 5
My thoughts are “YES!” and I would love to be a guest.
Post # 6
I would love to be a guest as well! My cousin had BBQ at her wedding a few years ago and it was so memorable.
Post # 7
My second thought is…don’t pick things that are too messy to eat. You don’t want to be stuffing a taco in your mouth and dripping all over your dress. I would choose things that can be eaten with a fork and knife (or spoon – like chili!)
Post # 8
Oh my god, I wish I was coming to your wedding!
haha ok, so variety of salsas and chips. Guacamole? How about mini cheese quesadilla bites or something? I do love taquitos too.
Post # 9
That sounds awesome!
I still think you could get away with cheese/crackers and fruits and veggies apps too.
Post # 10
There would be guacamole for the fajitas, so that’s why I didn’t think about putting it with the appetizers. I was trying to come up with something that was very simple and easy for the caterers to set up, while letting them focus on the main meal. Do you think Chips and Salsas are too simple of a concept? I was thinking regular salsa, chunky salsa, a mango or sweet salsa, a kid friendly salsa with just fruits and sugar cinnamon chips maybe?
Post # 11
@SanDiegoAli: I was wondering that exact thing. I was just worried it wouldn’t tie into the dinner.
Post # 12
yummy. can i come to your wedding?
I dont think your apps have to completely tie in with your main meal but here are some more ideas that do:
cheese and crackers and a veggie tray
Post # 13
I love Mexican food! I think a variety of salsas sounds lovely and people always like fruit and vegetables. But what about QUESO??? You live in texas, right? That stuff is my crack. And I don’t just mean cheese people, I mean the liquid cheese dip that is a Tex-Mex specialty.
Post # 14
I did Mexican food at my wedding (fajitas and enchiladas). For cocktail hour we just had chips and salsa and queso and fresh fruit (I think–I didn’t actually get any of it!).
Post # 15
Yum! Go for it. If Mexican food was on the menu, I would expect mini tacos for the cocktail hour as an example.
Horchata is a good option for beverages. Fruity frozen drinks (margaritas, daiquiris, Blue Hawaiians, etc) are also common with Mexican food and can be made either alcoholic or non. Otherwise serve whatever you would to drink if it was not an ethnic menu.
Post # 16
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
All I can think is YUMMMMM. I’m a huge fan of mexican food!