Post # 1
I desperately need suggestions! We are hosting a get together the day before the wedding as a chance to see everyone and for families and bridal party to mingle and meet each other. We’re planning for it to be an afternoon thing with drinks and heavy snacks but the most important thing is that it is super easy to buy or make. We have a meeting at our venue that morning and a dinner the night before so there isn’t a who lot of time to prep.
There will be about 25 attending, what are your go to easy nibble foods for a casual party?
I was thinking of a big cheeseboard on the table with crackers, chips and dips, a few colorful salads and then ordering some nibbles to go in the oven and serve straight away. Any specific ideas bees?
Post # 2
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.
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
What you listed sounds good, maybe a large sushi platter?
Post # 4
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
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
Do you have a Costco nearby?
Post # 7
Yeah that’s a good idea, I’m definitely leaning towards pre-made things that I can just pick up the morning of. I’m not trying to have a dinner party and show off my cooking, I want to spend time with everyone flying in for the wedding but they also need to be fed so ordering things made from a deli is good.
Post # 8
- 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.