Catering – help me decide!

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Will the baskets be assembled as the guests arrive?  Or will they need to be prepped in advance?  I’d say things like hummus and pita wedges, cheese and crackers, fruit and tea sandwiches, but some of those components would need to be refrigerated right before giving them out and others should be kept at room temp.

If you’re doing DIY, I think veggie chips, sweet and/or savory biscuits, granola bars, dried and/or fresh fruit, mixed nuts, and pretzels could all be good. Nothing that could melt and nothing likely to stain.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Nuts, crackers, salt water taffy from a local seaside shop, frozen melon balls, nut cheese or regular cheese if you dont have any veg people. Hummus and hard veggetables. 

Good luck sounds fun!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would say cheese and crackers and fruit assortment.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2025 - City, State

It’s a cute idea, but serving the snacks in more of a buffet style is much more practical.  People will want different items and in different quantities.  If you just put things out in bowls, people can take whatever they prefer.  It also saves you from having to personalize baskets for people with dietary restrictions.

Sure, guests could swap with each other so College Buddy Chris gets more trail mix and Great Aunt Edna gets more grapes, but if they’ve never met before they’re probably going to feel awkward about it and not initiate the “can I have some of your food?” conversation.  I foresee a lot of wasted food (e.g., Chris’s grapes and Edna’s trail mix).

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