(Closed) DIY Reception: Food – Advice Needed

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Check out All Recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/appetizers-and-snacks/  http://allrecipes.com/search/default.aspx?qt=k&wt=Hors%20d%27oeuvre&rt=r&origin=Recipe%20Search%20Results

I use the site for mos tof my meal planning when I need a recipe.  Use crockpots to keep hot foods hot and make sure to ice down cold apps or put them in a tray that’s resting on ice.

I would say stuffed mushrooms, meatballs, a fruit tray, and a veggie tray would be a good start.

Post # 4
583 posts
Busy bee

Pinterest would be the perfect thing to look at for this. 🙂

Pinwheels are always good and easy to make; just make sure the tortillas are room temperature when you’re rolling them.

Post # 5
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well, I would stay away from things that are fried because they are best served hot and when they sit they get soggy. Toasts like bruscetta can also get soggy if they are pre-assembled.

Obviously dips and spreads are good for large crowds. An Italian antipasti platter could be made ahead easily. Foods that can be served at room temperature will make it easiest for you, butI think that you’ll want some helpers designated to replenish the food. You can have extra batches of some items in crockpots or in a low oven to keep them warm.

Post # 6
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re thinking about doing DIY cocktail hour and these are things we’re thinking about:

  • cut cheese and cured meat and crackers
  • cut veggies and dip and hummus and pita chips
  • Fruit: grapes, strawberries, cut cantaloupe, cut watermelon
  • chips, salsa, buffalo chicken dip
  • stacked tomato, mozzarella, basil
  • baked brie & crackers
  • sweet and sour meatballs
  • shrimp cocktail

We tried to stick with things that were easy and/or we could prep ahead of time. If you’re just doing apps I would go for the heavier apps.

Post # 7
583 posts
Busy bee

Oh, I just remembered… I have a recipe for an amazing Mediterranean pasta dish with shrimp, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, olives, etc.  It’s SO GOOD.  Message me if you want the recipe, it could easily be made ahead of time.

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