Day before party food advice??

posted 2 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee

If you’re having a dinner the night before and then the wedding the next day, I’d keep it light. You don’t want people feeling full or bloated by the wedding because they’ve been overeating the few days before- like the feeling you get over the Christmas holidays after too many days of eating too indulgently. 

Some suggestions

fruit and or veggie trays, can pick up at a grocery-deli already made. 

Cheeseboard and crackers is a good idea. Could add an antipasto plate of olives, pickles, etc (can also get these prepared at some grocer-delis)

A local sub shop may be able to do a 3 or 6 foot sub (pretty reasonably priced when you consider how far it goes). And if you have vegetarians in the group, you can get the last foot or two with added cheeses and veggies but no meat. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

What you listed sounds good, maybe a large sushi platter?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Check out the deli in your local grocery stores. They usually have various party trays that you can just order and pick up. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My favorite go-to app these days has been a toasted crostini with alouette/boursin cheese, a piece of roast beef, and a drop of pesto.  Another good one is a toasted crotisini with proscuitto, brie, a drizzle of honey and cracked black pepper.  Both super easy and quick to prepare. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

 Do you have a Costco nearby?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

I think as long as people know this is a casual happy hour type event, then big plates of pre-made mingling snacks (chips and salsa, charcuterie, fresh fruit, crudites, stuff like that) would probably be easiest.

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