(Closed) Snack Option Help!

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We rented out the pub and bowling alley at the club we got married at for in between the ceremony and reception, so I guess that was our cocktail hour. We served pub far (nachos, chicken wings, raw veggies and dip, etc.) for our guests during that time. For our late night snack we had veggies and hummus, sweet potato fries, fruit, and a cereal bar. 

If you’re going to serve snacks at a cocktail hour, don’t plan on there being leftovers for a late night snack. There are no guarantees. I would have the Pretzels and Beer Dip, and the Trail Mix set out for the cocktail hour, and then the trays and cookie platter put out for the late night snack.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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lightchaser :  We are going to do something small like cheese and crackers and maybe some mixed nuts but nothing to much.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

How long do you plan on the wedding reception to be? Total, including cocktail hour plus dinner? It strikes me as food overload to have cocktail hour with snacks (aka appetizers), a big dinner, then a couple of hours later more food. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

I’m planning on doing cocktail hour with small hors d’oeurvres, then dinner will have a salad and a main course. For dessert I’m doing a cake and some sort of small pastry-like dessert (based on the baker I choose) and a friend from high school is making macaroons. The same person is also making homemade marshmallows for a s’mores bar. It’s a pretty typical amount of food for our area (Ohio).

Is your list all stuff that you’ll be having as a snack later in the evening in addition to apps? It doesn’t seem like too much but it’s hard to say without knowing what else you’re serving.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

I think the options you listed are a good amount with the board games. It’s intuitive to have those foods while they play, in my opinion, and also goes with the general feel of the reception. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think having 2 to 3 platters for cocktail hour is plenty (depending on how big they are). I feel you should nix the trail mix (you already have crackers and pretzels) and cookies (you will have ice cream at the reception). You don’t want your guests to ruin their appetite before the reception. I am having a fruit and veggie platter for my cocktail hour. I was considering adding a meat and cheese platter, but then felt that was way too much food. With that said, you know your guests and what they would like and how big of appetites they usually have. It’s your wedding so you can do whatever you’d like. I think we all, as brides, get concerned with having enough food that we tend to go overboard. 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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lightchaser :  Only one suggestion, if you are having an ice cream sundae bar, provide a dairy-free options for guests (coconut ice cream, sherbet, or something else). Or serve the cookies at the same time as the sundae bar opens.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

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lightchaser :  I think the Mexican food & ice cream sundae bar sound great. 

Personally I would go with light apps: cheese & crackers, veggie & spinach dip. You don’t need more than this if dinner is about an hour later- and a taco bar is very filling. 

If guests will be playing board games & lawn games later on, you could put out some munchies, but I wouldn’t do anything like cookies or sweets after having a sundae bar. If you’re close enough to have a few pizzas delivered, party size pizzas are relatively inexpensive. If this isn’t do-able, you can put out snacks like chips & dip, cheesies, and those yummy sounding pretzels with beer dip

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