Post # 1
I need all of your opinions! For our reception in late Feb we are wanting to do food stations. We want it to be simple, elegant, country, and to feel like home (and relatively cheap). For the food stations we are wanting to do a milk and homemade cookies table, also housing the homemade fundge and caramel, which will be the main station, a homemade bread and jams station, a hot cocoa bar with creamers and all the fixings, and a nostalgic penny candy parlor station. We will also have a water table set up. To set the scene a little better it will be cold and snowy outside. And it needs to be very kid friendly since we have lots of nieces and nephews and little cousins.
Does the food stations clash? I’m worried about doing hot coocoa and milk and cookies… but I think the homemade cookies go well with the milk as that is a favorite pasttime of my bf and I and the hot cocoa embraces the cold and seems nostalgic rather than trying to hide it…
Post # 3
Please don’t take offense, but my biggest concern would be the lack of savoury food. I understand if you are specifying on your invites that it will be a sweet reception only but I suspect that most people would be sweeted out after only one station and that you would have a lot over and perhaps some hungry guests… Other than that, I don’t think the sweet stuff above clashes especially if you are doing warm milk with the cookies..
Post # 4
@emmagrace: I personally think they fit together fine. But I do agree with PP – I know a few people who don’t eat sweets, so you might want to include some savouries for them.
Post # 5
@emmagrace: is this just for dessert? Are you having a meal as well? I don’t think anything clashes per say, it just seems like a lot of sweets at once.
Post # 6
All of those stations are great and they don’t clash, but, as someone already said, having some salty/savory foods is a good idea.
Having too many sweet things could cause trouble for guests as they can get unappetizing really fast. You may end up with hungry guests who won’t have a good time if that’s all you’re offering.
Post # 7
I would not eat anything at your reception. I don’t think they clash, but I am not a sweet person at all. I would suggest including a cheese platter with crackers and a fruit tray as well at the very minimum.
Post # 8
I think they sound tasty, but only if your reception is over a non meal time.
If you are having your reception near or over a meal time you must serve a meal or an equivilant amount of apps or something. Unfortunately cookies, and bread and jam enough to fufill that.
It also seems like you are very liquid heavy. Coco, Water table (what is that?) if it’s a station with additives like lemon to water it isn’t a station, and your caterer shouldn’t be charging you for it. I think some more sustinence would be good, especially if there will be booze as people will get wasted with only bread and cookies.