(Closed) cocktail hour hors d’oevores

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Your caterer is probably the best person to advise you on this. It all depends on how much you want to feed people, what time your reception is, how much alcohol you’re serving, etc.

Set your budget, then find a food option that fits within it.

Good luck!

Post # 4
3 posts

An hors d’oevores party is a lovely idea – everyone loves to nibble on many different hors d’oevores.  I would shy away from deli meats (more like a meal than appetizers) unless they are ‘pre-made’ into bit size sandwiches.

Include an array of cheeses with crackers (http://www.divaentertains.com/brie-and-fig-preservers-on-crackers.html – my favorite cheese appetizer), fresh fruit (cut into bite pieces/slices.  A couple of hot appetizers such as meatballs or chicken wings would be ideal.  Also – crab salad (and other fillings) in mini phyllo shells are terrific too.

Bite sized desserts are perfect too but not necessary if you are serving a wedding cake.

Best of luck and wishing you much happiness!


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Post # 5
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes your caterer will know. I think around 8 options is the norm.

Post # 6
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are having a cocktail hour before the reception, and the # I’ve been told to base it on is 4-6 pieces per person. That probably changes when extended over a few hours, but to give you a starting point?

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