Post # 1
We are having an dessert and hor d’euvres (how do you even spell that word?) reception. Does anyone have any good horderve ideas that went over well? We are thinking a few warm/heavy and a few lighter ones like shrimp cocktail.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club
Bacon wrapped scallops always seem to be a hit. I’d try to mix up things so you have something for everyone- a chicken, a beef, a seafood, vegeterian (prob a minimum of two in case you have a vegeterian there to give options). You can also do a cheese and veggie tray, they help the budget and will give more options.
For desserts, I think anything mini would be fun- you could veen do a dessert bar! and dress it up similar to a candy bar.
Post # 4
Here are our h’ors douvres
-passed sushi (3 kinds – 1 veggie, 1 tuna, 1 salmon)
-andoullie sausage en croute with peppercorn mustard (pigs in a blanket!)
-mini crab cakes
Also mini quiche is wonderful and a cheese and fruit display never hurts too!
Post # 5
Depending on how many are being passed around, usually a good plan is:
1-2 interesting (not something people would have every day)
I am assuming that you are going to be havign some passed and some in chaffing dishes? Correct me if I am wrong! (basically how many choices of each do we need to look at?)
Things that work out well:
scallops wrapped in bacon
chicken on a stick or sesame chicken
cheese puff (fancy or not)
mini hot dogs
Let me know if you want more 🙂
Post # 6
What are your set-up and prep area plans like? Any food themes/likes/dislikes of the crowd?
It’s nice to “fancy up” a plainer cheese tray with some imported cheeses. Just buy a premade cheese tray and add some different types like Brie, Roquefort, St. Andre, an Irish cheddar, goat cheese, gouda, etc. Garnish with fresh fruit. Maybe add some slices of hard salami, some marinated olives, nuts, etc.
Spicy nuts are good and super easy to make (I like curried ones myself). You can also make candied nuts.
Chicken salad pinwheels (add grapes, apples and walnuts to the chicken salad!)
“Tea sandwiches” – chicken salad, ham salad, crab salad, cream cheese and herb – use thin bread and cut into neat shapes with a cookie cutter
Different types of dips: guacamole, artichoke/spinach, hummus, warm crab/shrimp dip – serve with pita chips, tortillas chips, sliced French bread, crackers, etc.
Post # 7
We are having
bread and dips
antipasto platter (meats, cheeses, veggies)
pasta with chicken sausage and veggies
quinoa in tomato cups
Post # 8
This is our appetizer menu:
Seared Tuna Wontons
Sweet and Sour Keilbasa
Scallops wrapped in bacon
* Small raw bar for the groom only :o) My surprise for him during picture time
Post # 9
I’m doing the same kind of reception. Here’s our hors d’oeuvres:
- pork pot stickers
- veggie and herbed cheese croustade (little tartlet things)
- 4 cheese tartlet
- turkey and cranberry finger sandwiches
- veggie tray
- cheese platter
- BBQ meatballs
- stuffed mushrooms
- tomato crostini (kind of like bruschetta)
Post # 10
We are doing the same type of reception for my daughter’s wedding. Since I’ve never attended this type of wedding though, will the guests wait for the bridal party to arrive before eating or will they make it part of cocktail hour?
Post # 11
Thanks for all the great ideas! I think we’re planning on more like buffet stations that will be all jazzed up and pretty with silver platters on multi layers and such. We’re thinking about 5-6 horderves and about 7 mini bite sized desserts. We have a wonderful pastry and dessert place in town that will be catering the dessert part. Then we’ll have cake of course and after the dancing gets unerway we’re bringing out pizzas as a sort of midnight snack.
sherriinky – we’re doing ours where they can help themselves once they get there like a coctail hour so we can take pictures and they don’t have to wait. we’ll have some of each waiting for the wedding party and bride and groom at the head table so we can eat a little quicker 🙂