Post # 1
I’m new here and only 4 months away from the big day. So far, all of my planning has been pretty fluid as everything will be small (60 invited guests) and laid back. That said, I’m trying to get together a menu that’s appealing across the board, yet filling as well. So Here’s the 1st draft of the menu.
Mini Orange Corn muffins w/honey butter
Tropical Garden Salad with mango vin dressing
Squash Casserole in individual ramekins
Thai Chili Meatball Skewers
Pigs in a Blanket w/spicy mustard
BBQ- Shrimp w/ crusty French Bread pieces
Post # 3
OOOO..the menu looks really yummy…especially the mini orange corn muffins and the salad…etc…(if I were a guest, I’d look forward to it!)
Post # 4
The only problem I have now is to find wait staff, to pass around some of the items during cocktail hour. The cater that I’m using is a lady that has this wonderful quaint southern restaurant, but her staff normally consists of an older lady and gentleman.
Post # 5
here’s an idea…(an idea that just popped into my head) how about asking college kids or mature kids to be the wait staff? (of course, you’d have to make super sure they’re decent…maybe try craigslist? (or if anyone you know, know of college/mature kids who can help?)
Post # 6
My nieces and nephews are 13-15 in age and I considered using them
1: because they’re pretty mature and
2: because they’re tall!
But I don’t know if I want to put them to work at the reception…
I’m tempted to go on tried and true craigslist, but I’ll have to find time to interview them and weed out the crazies!
Post # 7
How about you go to one of your neighborhood restaurants and ask the manager about maybe hiring waiters for the cocktail hour. If they can’t, they will probably be able to recommend someone.
Post # 8
One option for the servers is to use culinary arts students. I was going to use them, but my cater offered cheap staff. And your menu looks great-a little something for everyone (and this saying a lot coming from me-I don’t eat fish or beef).
Post # 9
I’m gonna go to my neighborhood ‘Cheers’ which just happens to be a pretty swank restaurant acroos the street, and find out from some of the guys who’d be interested in working that night!
Thanks Niki for the compliment. I planned the menu with our friends and family in mind as far as who’ll eat what, whose allergic to this, etc…My original menu was tres pretentious, so I decided to start over and pick alot of crowd pleasers. Now I just gotta decide if the drink choices will work.