- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
We are having a smore buffet at our reception; I know they are trendy right now, but I don’t care, I knew I didn’t want a wedding cake or a candy buffet, so we are doing mini cupcakes (2/guest) and s’mores!
And besides, the venue has a fire pit outside, so I feel like we HAVE to have a fire and roast marshmellows! 🙂
I am planning on buying 2-3 gourmet marshmellows, 2 chocolates (milk and dark), and two graham cracker/ cookies, similar to this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_O8dtYc3Dz2o/TLXIpdS3odI/AAAAAAAAAkw/ytTscph8R3M/s1600/gourmet+smores+table.jpg
I have bought glass jars, and metal bins to place everything in, along with chalkboard signs.
Both my fiance and day of coordinator have expressed their concerns. They think I shouldn’t get too carried away on variety, because chances are, most guests won’t want to roast marshmellows and make their own smore, becasue of the mess and time factor. They are also worried that they are messy, they are wondering about the logistics, and have suggested having designated people preassembling or roasting the marshmellows. The other concerns, they have expressed include, people will not want to wait their turn to roast the marshmellows, and also are worried about the kids running with sticks in their hands.
To me, having a few designeted people, roasting all the marshmelllows or preassembling, takes all the fun out of it, but maybe I am missing something.
For those of you who have had a smore bar, how did it work? Did you have people helping guests, was it self serve, any issues with kids or ingredients going to waste?
Where did you buy the marshmellows, chocolates, graham crackers, and how much of each item would you suggest buying?
We are estimating 100 guets, 85 adults, and 15 kids.
Thank you for your feedback.