Bonfire "reception"

posted 7 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Sounds like alot of fun! Just make sure people know it’s a bonfire. I might be a bit upset if I wore a really nice dress that ended up smelling like campfire, so make sure folks know to dress appropriately.

If you’re doing hors d’oeuvres make sure there is enough to make up an entire meal. All to often there just isn’t enough food for dinner with just hors d’oeurves. Have options for people who don’t eat red meat (prawns? Salmon sliders? Chicken sliders?) and for any vegetarians. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

We’re planning to do a bonfire rehearsal dinner/welcome dinner for ito dinner camp wedding. When we go camping, we love to do kabobs! We do a few different marinades… Teriyaki and lemon pepper are good ones. Do a bag of veggie mix and a veggie mix. Or maybe roast some grape tomatoes, bring some mozz and basil/balsamic, and you could have caprese! These are all messy options, but could be fun if you plan ahead. 

Edit: BBQ is also a summer friendly option. If you’re making it ahead of time, jackfruit is a good alternative to pulled pork, and seitan is good in place of beef. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

I’d definitely lean more toward BBQ style foods and skewers. You could do shrimp skewers, grilled veggie skewers, one or two types of meat, grilled pineapple, etc. Hell yeahhhhhh

Now I’m hungry.

Oh, and of course, you’ve GOTTA have s’mores!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

kittenbites :  If most guests are not vegetarian, you could try looking into if there are any Brazilian BBQ joints in the area that do catering or serve private events. That would be super cool!

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I think it sounds totally fun and low-stress! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Sounds AMAZING! I love this. I think you can’t go wrong with having burgers, hot dogs, and kabobs. Plus a few sides or veggies. A dessert table with lots of s’mores fixings would be good, but I would stick to classics and basics.

We did a bonfire for our rehearsal dinner and it was MAGICAL! If you have a budget for a little bit of decor like uplighting and such, I highly recommend. We had basically everything I listed above, at it was a hit. Except we had a super elaborate dessert table and it didnt really get eaten as much. I’d also highly recommend having a few cocktail tables where people can stand and eat, or some regular tables

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

We’re doing something similar. We’re having our wedding in the forest though! There’s a big fire pit and bunks for camping if anyone wants to stay overnight. I’m planning on sending out super casual invites. I like the tip of making sure guests know there will be a fire and can dress appropriately. 

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