(Closed) Late Night Snacks at the Reception

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Smores sounds yummy anytime

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Smores sound really fun! I love the fire pits!  We are doing sliders about 1 hour before the reception is going to end! I like the late night snack idea after all that dancing!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree…smores are yummy anytime!

My Boyfriend or Best Friend had corndogs and ice cream sandwiches at midnight.  Big hit!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Smores sound so fun!

Fiance and I met in Chicago (where we lived for 2 years) and are HUGE Cubs fans so we are having mini-chicago-style hotdogs and mini-pretzels (with various dipping sauces) offered late-night (around 11pm, b/c we have to be out of our venue by midnight)!  We are looking to rent a hot dog cart or atleast decorate the station with Cubs memorabilia!!

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think smores and summertime go together perfectly.

We had an afterparty that the GMs took care of.  They had their wives bake cookies and put out milk.  It was a nice, casual touch.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We did s’mores!  I actually made homemade marshmallows in 4 different flavors and we bagged them up with graham crackers and little Hershey’s chocolate bars.  I was fortunate because I also found telescoping roasting sticks at Target in the $1 section and bought a ton of them.  We also did late night snacks of mini sandwiches and cheese curds since we got married in Wisconsin.  They were a huge hit.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel

smores.. nom nom nom!

I really wish we had done snacks, I was STARVING by the end of the reception and considering a few of my bm’s hit late night taco bell, I think they were too!

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Love smores. Most people have them in July and other summer months while camping, at the beach, etc. To me, they’re more of a summer food because of those associations, although you can fix them anytime you want.

As “popular” as late night snacks seem to be, I’ve never seen them in real life. Your guests likely will not have either unless they scour the wedding blogs on a weekly basis. Most of the things that are featured online, etc, people have actually never seen in real life so it’ll be a novelty to them and set yours apart from any they have attended in the past.

Late night snacks are definitely something we are looking into but haven’t decided yet what to get. If we do that, it’ll likely be pizza or something from a local fast food place that is open that late.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Oh my gosh, what a FUN idea! I love it.

We are definitely trying to do a late night snack…but we’re still at a loss of what to pick!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

That’s a great idea!

We’re planning to include a fry station as our snack.  I’ve actually heard of people having local chip wagons pull up to the reception to make made to order fries in the wee hours of the morning.  Frankly, after a night of booze and dancing, grease and sugar sound awesome.  🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are doing sliders and milkshakes about an hour before the reception ends too.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I think this is a really fun trend.  I haven’t been to a wedding that has had a “late night snack” yet, but I think it’s a fun touch.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve always loved this trend! I think s’mores are perfect!

We’re going to either have a taco truck come of have mini pasties which are a Northern Michigan thing.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is absolutely usual in the UK where weddings tend to be longer — my ceremony is at 2pm, and my reception ends at 1am, which is pretty usual. It’s partly because wedding ceremonies cannot take place after 6pm in the UK, I think — so you get afternoon ceremonies that then carry on throughout the evening.

I have very rarely been to a wedding here that didn’t have an evening buffet — whether it’s sausage rolls, bacon sandwiches, curry, sandwiches or whatever. I’ve seen all kinds of options, but it’s always really welcome midway through the evening to have a bite to eat, and it helps people balance whatever they’ve been drinking.

Our package comes with a cheese course, so we’re moving that to around 10pm and having a cheese (and other trimmings) buffet.

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