(Closed) Help! Mashed potato bar or a pasta bar at a cocktail hour?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you rather have a mashed potato bar or a pasta station as a wedding guest?
    Mashed Potato Bar : (80 votes)
    70 %
    Pasta Station : (34 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1857 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I feel like (in the online wedding planning world) mashed potato bars are really trendy, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’d definitely prefer the potatoes regardless because I love the kinds of toppings people have to put on them.

    Post # 4
    Member
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    me and my FI love pasta, and hes Italian and we talked about a pasta bar but when I took him to my first bridal show all he kept talking about was how amazing the mash potatoe bar was(there was a full mash potatoe bar at one of the caterers booths with samples), go figure lol.  I dont eat potatoes but I think the mash potatoe bar would be more fun and easier to carry around then a plate 🙂

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1837 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    We had a mashed potato bar, and everyone LOVED it. They still talk about it. Go for the mashed potatoes 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Mashed potato bar!!

    Post # 7
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee

    Mashed potato bar!! Best thing ever! Especially whe you eat it out of martini glasses, it feels so trendy!

    Post # 8
    Member
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    I have been to a wedding where they had a mashed potato bar and it was a hit. It is something unexpected and different. It is a major plus that it is served in a martini glass!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You just said two of my favorite things… so … Both? Both is good! 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    546 posts
    Busy bee

    My cousin had a mashed potato bar. The potatoes were kind of not warm and sort of slimey, like in an instant potato kind of way. And I have tasted some ahhmazingly good instant mashed potato recipes, so I’m just saying give your caterer some feedback during the tasting.

    I’mleaning toward a pasta station if we do a full meal.

    Post # 11
    Member
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a mashed potato bar – knowing it was trendy, but also knowing we have over 2 dozen vegetarians in our midst.  It was a huge hit.  Other than the band, its the wedding “thing” people have brought up the most since.

     

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    6691 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2050

    I love mashed potatoes, but potatoes and pasta both sound kind of heavy for cocktail hour. And to be honest, I don’t see the appeal of the martini glass. I’ve never been a fan of novelty just for novelty’s sake. There needs to be a reason to do something different, and I don’t see why a martini glass makes a better serving dish than a bowl. Don’t the potatoes make the glass top-heavy? I just don’t get it. It seems like it’s trying too hard to be hip.

    But I do love mashed potatoes, and would eat them at a wedding, even from a martini glass.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mashed potato bar!! Yumm. We are having one!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Daisy_Mae:  martini glass is perfect size for a big scoop. Works well so you don’t get too much as it can be heavy. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    Anyone able to post a picture of their mashed potato bar? 

    Post # 16
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    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Mashed potatoes!!  It seems a bit more hors d’oeureve -y too. 

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