(Closed) Elotes for the cocktail hour?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 16
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


Post # 17
4225 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I genuinely didn’t know this was a thing! Now I want to try it for sure!!!

Post # 18
1447 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

Ughhhh elote is so good, but I would NEVER try to eat it in a nice dress! Haha

Post # 19
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015


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sumshine.dawn :  Elotes are a very nostalgic treat for me too but I can’t imagine trying to eat one in a nice dress with my make up all done! I’d opt for frutes cart or something. Or a paleta cart! 

My husband is Filipino and for a while I was trying to set up a raspado/halo halo station at the wedding since they both use shaved ice. It was too much work so we skipped it but I’m totally using that idea for an anniversary party down the line!

Post # 21
47420 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Besides the mess factor, keep in mind that the food you serve during cocktail hour is supposed to be a small savory dish to stimulate the appetite, not a replacement for a meal. Chowing down on a whole cob of corn would leave some of your guests too full to properly appreciate what you plan to serve for dinner.

Post # 22
7972 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

They look yummy!!! But I too would pass them up during a wedding cocktail hour as I’d surely end up wearing more of it than was appropriate. I think of cocktail hour food as small bites. 

Post # 23
3323 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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julies1949 :  You must live in a very skinny area – a cob of corn as a meal?! Dang haha.


I agree with the PPs that say how messy this is. It looks DELICIOUS but I’d be so worried about ruining my outfit (and face, and hair, because im that messy!) id probably only have a few bites and toss it. Such a waste!

Post # 24
911 posts
Busy bee

Yeah, elote anytime anywhere would make me happy, but trying to eat it in a dress without a pile of wet wipes or napkins would be stressful. I am a klutz, and I know I would end up with a shiny face and corn everywhere. I LOVE the esquites idea–easier to manage.

If you do a halo-halo/raspado station, I’m gonna need an invite to this wedding. Heaven!

Post # 25
2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


Duritos/fritangas for sure.

Although in Mexican weddings those usually come out as snacks after dinner, not before!

Post # 27
992 posts
Busy bee

I vote yay.  My fiance and I considered this and mangos with chili and lime. 

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