(Closed) Reception Food.

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

What are some things you guys have in mind to serve already? what kind of meat will you be serving? Will you be bbqing?

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Some more deets needed.  How many people?  Inside outside? Access to a professional kitchen?  Held at home or at a hall or park?

Post # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

What kind of meat are you cooking? If you are going to do this yourself, check out the book Perfect Party Food. It has steps for making everything ahead of time.

Post # 6
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

How many people are you having? Are you having it seated or buffet?

Post # 7
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am hosting a baby shower & I was just looking in a Martha Stewart book on entertaining (it was one of her first.. lol its old, but good). She had a reception for 175 people and she served sliced stuffed chicken breasts and country ham, both of which were cooked beforehand, cooled, sliced & then reheated in the chaffing dishes.

It looked delicious & I’m going to half her recipes and try it out for the shower. You definitely want to find recipes that can be made ahead & reheated.

If its at a hall or something I would definitely ask for help from friends and family. Actually, you should ask anyway. I went to a wedding once where the entire family brought dishes– some family honored dishes– and the sense of community and love was overwhelming. It was one of the nicestest, intimate weddings I’ve ever been too. Afterwards the bride and groom scooped everyone ice cream cones as their “receiving line”… lol

Post # 8
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just had a WONDERFUL dessert on the 4th of July.  LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!

It’s an Apple Snickers Fruit Salad

SERVES 10 -12


6 green apples (peeled and chopped)
6 (3 2/3 ounce)  Snickers candy bars (frozen and then chopped up)1 (12 ounce) container whipped cream


Chop up the apples.
Place them in the bowl.
Next, add the Snickers bars.
Stir in the whipped cream and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Post # 10
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Ok, you will want to think about heating and cooling.  June in Arkansas I can imagine is prob not the chilliest time.  You will prob need to have things that won’t go bad in extreme heat. Think grilled chicken, mustard and vinegar based salads and slaws, breads, crisp veggies, corn on the cob.  You will also consider how you want to serve.  Are you going to rent chafing dishes?

Post # 12
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Get those Walmart Steaks and grill em!

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