Post # 1
A movie-themed wedding, to be exact.
I’m trying to figure out what I want served at my wedding (buffet or seated dinner) and the actual food that will be available. I think that in a way, it has to “match” my theme… doesn’t it?
What would you expect to see at a movie-themed wedding? PLEASE focus on the food (and drinks!) for the reception (and cocktail hour)…
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I think doing movie themed drinks for the cocktail hour/dinner would be very fitting. Do James Bond shaken, not stirred, martinis And things like that. Maybe try to get an Icee machine since they always have those at the movies 🙂 You could do fancy popcorn as an appetizer/snack/favor.
As for the food, I don’t think it has to match your theme. I actually have no idea how you do movie themed food unless you want it to be like concession stand food – hot pretzels, nachos,
If you really want it to go with the theme, you could just give Tom ie themed names to each dish – Godfather pasta, etc
Post # 4
They don’t really serve food at the movies, so I think as long as you had popcorn/Goobers and Raisinettes bar, you pretty much have carte blanche on dinner.
Post # 5
Drinks are super easy. You can just name them after movie starts or famous characters. Or serve Scotch with whiskey stones so it’s “on the rocks” like Eddie Valiant drank at the Ink & Paint Club in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
James Bond liked vodka martinis, but Rick Blaine would have preferred to serve them with gin at Rick’s Café Americain in Casablanca. You could put pretty much anything in a cocktail glass and people would think it felt Hollywood.
Food is a little more difficult. You could go with things that “feel” Hollywood like sushi or Cobb salad. You could take dishes from films with famous food scenes like Defending Your Life, Chocolat or The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. You could also just list whatever foods you like on the menu with names that give a nod to the movies. “Yellow Brick Road Mac and Cheese”, “Corleone’s Chicken Piccata.” Just about anything you want, people will get the tie-in.
I implore you, if you do a midnight snack, please serve “$5 Milkshakes” and “Big Kahuna Burgers” (or make them sliders) as an homage to Pulp Fiction.
Post # 6
Thank you all for the suggestions so far! I love the idea of naming the food based on movie titles!
Other suggestions are more than welcome 🙂 I need a lot of ideas to think about!
Post # 7
I think you could do the most out of the cocktail hour. Name the drinks after movies. Then you could do cocktail franks, maybe a nacho station, some sort of pretzel bites. Maybe on a skewer or something with a little cheese, popcorn balls.You could have a lot of fun with it. Boxed candy with the wedding cake. As fas as the actual dinner I always vote seated dinner. You can name the tables after your favorite movies. See if any dishes stick out in any of them.
Post # 8
You could have boxes of movie theater candy for favors!!
Post # 9
@EffieTrinket: they most deffinately serve food at the theater i go to! Great food to hahaha
We are lucky enought o live near a Silver city (canadian) that also has a VIP theater in it, costs a little more but you can drink, you have a server and recliners, love it so much! Anyway whn we go there we always get the most amazing burgers, with house cut fries, deep fried pickles (fr those non believers I urge you to try them) and they have these deep fried mac and cheese triangles that you dip in ketchup.
I suggest doing a bit of a gourmet twist on those fast foods like burgers, pita wraps, nachos, oh man i’m hungry now! best of luck!!
Post # 10
also just thought of a suggestion, instead of thinking movie “theater” try thinking “drive in” Movies. I have always wanted to do mini corn dogs, mini sliders, french fry cones, milkshakes sno cones, etc, but not in my theme