Post # 1
I am Maid/Matron of Honor this summer in my BFF’s wedding. It is a country/western wedding. I am trying to come up with ideas for food for the bridal shower. There will be around 30 of us there. We are doing a Pampered Chef bridal shower, in which the consultant will make a dessert for the shower.
She had cold appetizers for my bridal shower, but I remember people getting pretty hungry, so I’d like to make a meal, so I was thinking a taco bar. It’s fast, easy, and people can load up on what they want. I’d like to do something where I don’t have to make 6 different kinds of foods and stress out organizing it the day of.
What do you think? Any better ideas?
- Bridal shower with 30 guests
- Thinking taco bar for food
- Open to other suggestions for easy buffet-style meal
Post # 3
The only problem I see with taco’s is that they can get messy.
What about trays of lasagna/pasta, salad, and bread/rolls. You can make the lasagna ahead of time and just pop it in the oven on the day of.
Post # 4
How about taco salads? Purchase a set of the perfect tortilla pans ($10 at BB&B), and make the shells, and dice up all your veggies ahead of time, into serving bowls. That way, the day of, all you have to do is prep the meat. Same idea as tacos to go with the country western theme, but not as messy. Maybe have regular ground beef, and then a pulled chicken – really easy in the crockpot.
Post # 5
Thanks for the ideas, ladies! I do like the lasagna idea too!
I am always open to more suggestions as well 🙂
Post # 6
At my sister in laws baby shower, we picked up a bunch of frozen appetizers from Costco – pigs in blankets, mini quiche, meatballs and so on. Then someone made tea sandwiches and some salads and it was perfect! Could you do something like that, with heavier hot appetizers?
Post # 7
If you want to serve substantial food, heavy appetizers work best for a shower because people will be up and mingling, balancing plates on laps, etc. Tacos and lasagne are delicious, but not as easy to eat if you aren’t seated at a table.
Post # 8
How about wraps (or wrap and sandwich combo platters), cheese and crackers, assorted pickles and veggies w/dip? Easy, kind of inexpensive and looks lovely without being messy!
Post # 9
I second the sandwich wraps, cheese and crackers, and veggies and dip! Maybe you could even make a fruit tray or display and have some chocolate fondue.