Post # 1
Hello fellow Bees, I’m planning my first wedding reception and I need some ideas for a lunch menu possibly including some cold cut finger sandwiches for about 80 people. Can you help? Whatever input and ideas you can give me would be wonderful.
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Post # 4
We’re doing a lunch reception- 1:30-4:30. Its going to be family style, with limited passed appetizers, an antipaste plate, and then three or four entrees. One is going to be an assortment of sandwiches, then two family style pasta type dishes.
I’d go with serving food you like to eat- you can’t go wrong with that!
Post # 5
A bunch of my relatives just threw a fantastic baby shower for my sister in law, with a buffet style lunch. This is what they served: (almost all from Costco or Sam’s Club)
Shrimp cocktail, mini crab cakes, pigs in a blanket, tortellini salad, mozzeralla sticks and tomato sauce, deviled eggs, cold cut sandwich pinwheels, crudite platter with two kinds of dip, cheese and crackers platter, meatballs in a crock pot, spinach dip with pumpernickel bread.
And then for dessert, a cupcake platter and a chocolate fountain with things to dip: strawberries, banana slices, cheesecake squares, cream puffs and rice krispie treats.
All of it was a hit!
Post # 6
For our reception, we are having a lunch buffet, with 2 passed appetizers, 2 entrees (pork and something else), a pasta salad, vegetable and fruit/cheese/crackers.
If you are going to be making the food, do a combination of cold and hot food so that the cold stuff can be made a full day ahead.
Whole Foods has a lot of great options for catering if you have one in the area where the reception will be, so you might want to check that out for pricing or even just for ideas.
Some things I like to make when I am having parties: bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, some kind of tartlets (think mini muffin quiches), bruschetta, pasta salad, bite sized desserts.
Post # 7
Sandwiches, meatballs, cheese and crackers, pasta salad
How does that sound?
Post # 9
@j_me33: Sounds yummy. A green salad would be nice, too.
Post # 10
Because I am vegan, (no meat, dairy, cheese, honey) it’s difficult for me to go to places like weddings and such. I would make sure there are at least something to eat that doesn’t have those things. I really hate knowing the only option I have is a garden salad…
Here is a good place to look for veggie fare: http://happyherbivore.com/ She even has a mock tuna salad sandwich!