Post # 1
We are having a heavy appetizer reception with different stations. We are having a cold table with veggie, fruit, cheese and sausage trays, shrimp, pinwheels, and assorted dips. Another table will have boneless wings, pulled pork and dollar rolls to make mini sandwiches, and stuffed mushrooms. I have one more table to fill. The caterer is wanting me to give him ideas and he will mock some things up. Can you guys give me some ideas for about 4-5 hot appetizers that are crowd pleasers?
Post # 3
macaroni and cheese bites, mozzarella sticks, crab rangoons, potato skins, spinach and artichoke dip, oh god i’m hungry now! 🙂
Post # 4
fried green tomatos, mashed potato bar, carving station, seafood ice station…it really depends if you are going upscale or more "down home".
Post # 5
A pasta table: lasagna, baked zitti, fettucini alfredo, asian stir-fry OR an asian table: stir-fry, dumplings, spring rolls, sushi (I know it’s not hot, but a HIT), tempura.
Post # 6
Yum you are all making me hungry! I would say something a little more carb heavy if you are having cocktails also…
Post # 7
Pasta table! It will be filling and your guests will love it. You could add to CailtinRivera’s suggestions with the mac & cheese mentioned, a cold pasta/veggie salad… yummy!
Post # 8
I just pulled out my caterer’s hors d’oeuvres menus to find some fun ideas. What about a raw bar, sushi station, or antipasto bar (grilled veggies, olives, smoked meats, cheeses, breadsticks, and focaccia, yum!? Nachos, quesadillas, and empanadas would also be fun and delicious!
Post # 9
Definitely not an original idea, but you just can’t go wrong with scallops wrapped in bacon…EVERYONE loves those! We’re doubling up on those at our wedding for sure 🙂
Post # 10
PA$TA I$ THE WAY TO GO…. HINT – HINT!!! $$$
Post # 11
Thanks ladies!! I really like the mashed potato bar idea…I know pasta is cheap but we’re going for small and easy to handle. I think with the mashed potatoes we could have little cups and spoons (like those mini spoons at Sam’s club where you get the samples) I just want something that they can stick on their plate with all the other goodies! 🙂 If anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear them!
Post # 12
sliders are a great idea – as long as your caterer can grill them up on-site. we were thinking about doing kobe beef sliders with red onion tomato relish.
for our cocktail hour we have a table set up with lots of cool dips and crudites – but we are also doing grilled mini kebabs (chicken w/artichoke, thai pork and scallops with roasted red pepper) and we are passing mini reubens and mini croque monsieurs (fancy grilled ham and cheese).
martha stewart had a great issue on comfort foods at weddings (read what goes good with booze) and they featured mini grilled cheese sandwiches, little paper cones filled with french fries, mini lobster rolls, and little pigs in a blanket. they looked divine!