Post # 1
Bees!! I need you again. I’m having my wedding and my reception on New Year’s Eve and I need some advice about what to serve and what sort of things I can do to make sure it feels like more of a party and less like a reception. I personally have never been to a New Year’s party because I’m always in church. My fiance and I have decided that we want to do finger/party foods instead of a meal because it only seems fitting and we will def have the bar open too. Any ideas on food? We are having around 200 guests.
Right now we thinking:
chip and dip bar
boneless chicken wings
meat pies (a local thing– this city is actually famous for them)
maybe some type of carving station
If feels like it’s missing something tho. Thx!
Post # 3
Maybe you could have shrimp cocktail or some kind of meat on a skewer (beef or chicken). Pot stickers might work.
Post # 4
that may work. I’m just so confused because I failed to mention that my wedding will be only the 3rd wedding I’ve ever been to, so I have nothing really to compare to.
Post # 5
I say gat a list of available choices from your caterer and ask some of your friends/family what sounds good to them. That way you can be sure to add some guest favorites if you are unsure.
My wedding is also NYE! We are doing a cocktail hour and then we will have a carving station meal to encourage mingling and get the meal out of the way and get to the fun! We are also bringing in a flat screen at 11:45 so we can all do the count-down and watch the ball drop in Times Square. We are so excited, are you??!!
Post # 6
My cousin got married two New Year’s Eves ago and I was PISSED. How dare she commandeer what should be the best party night of the year!
It turned out to be the best New Year’s party I’ve ever been to. There was no TV, just a projector that told us how many minutes were left, then ran a countdown during the final minute. I think that having just a countdown, without any other images, was a great idea because it made it OUR celebration, not Ryan Seacrest’s. The family also passed out hats, glasses, tiaras, pop streamer, noisemakers, and champagne at about five minutes to midnight. That was JUST long enough for everyone to get excited but not long enough for the novelty to wear off.
Post # 7
@sheilad72: Super excited!!! I’ll be more excited on January 1 though. lol
Post # 8
@December2011Bride: Jan 1st will be a different excitment though, being a Mrs. and leaving for the honeymoon to relax after all that hard planning!
Post # 9
We are having a full meal but are bringing out some fun munchies later – nacho bar, etc. The spirit of the evening alone will make it feel like a party. Provide your guests with some NYE favors (hats, horns) and they will go nuts! It’s so great that other brides are taking advantage of the day to celebrate their new marriage AND a new year with all of their guests. It will be a blast ladies and I can’t wait to hear how much fun you had!