Post # 1
Hello! I am trying to put together a cocktail hour menu but having a hard time since appetizer type foods are my absolute favorite!!
I was wanting to see some combinations that other bees have done and how many for each guest you had.
My current idea was: mini hamburgers, pigs in the blanket, meatballs, cocktail weenies, vegatble shooters, and pasta salad shooters.. any thoughts?
I don’t want anything really fancy like clam or mushroom type stuff but other than that I am open to ideas!
Post # 2
I love cocktail hour! I made sure we got to enjoy some of the appetizers ourselves because I was so excited about it. Your choices sound delicious, and I wish we had been able to have sliders at ours!
I will say that I ordered 3 per person, and it was not enough as we ran out. I’m not sure if that’s also because guests may have been especially hungry (7 pm ceremony, 8 pm cocktail hour, 9 pm dinner). We had beef wellington, brie and raspberry chutney crouton, chicken flauta, brisket on crostini, and tunta tartar. They may have been smaller than your selections though!
Post # 3
We had crab cakes and mini bruschetta. I can’t remember how many we had. Keep in mind that with certain ones you listed you’ll have some trash… people won’t just be able to pick them up and eat them. Our cocktail time was very very short as we opened up the food about as soon as the ceremony ended.
Post # 4
Don’t know about pasta salad shooter, that sounds awkward- sorry
We had grilled meats and veggie with a tzatziki sauce and flat bread, cheese display with crackers, and passed brushetta and crab cakes. I think 3-4 of each per person
Post # 5
We had mini chicken cordon bleus, mini breaded artichoke thingers, and a cheese/cracker/fruit tray. Don’t remember the amounts, but people loved them. My brother’s wedding had delicious mini quiches.
Post # 6
I would also include a wine and cheese station, I know it is very common to have one and many people enjoy it.
Post # 7
Was it a big ordeal that you ran out? and I plan to save some for me too. I prefer that over dinner!! Sounds yummy and fancy!
Thanks for the suggestion! I will keep a trash near by!
Thats my favorite thing to eat so I wanted to incoporate it and have had it at many baby showers. So we will see how it works!
mini chicken cordon bleus sound amazing!! Yumm!
Thanks for the suggestion! Wine and beer will be served during this time but maybe we can add a cheese station. I love cheese!
Post # 8
We’re planning to have pulled pork sliders, mini sausage rolls, mini grilled cheese and bruschetta. The venue advised that we should have 2-3 per person but we are doing 5-6 per person because out family and friends eat a lot 🙂
Post # 9
Avocado bruschetta, mini crab cakes with mustard cream sauce, teriyaki chicken wonton cups, mexican chip and dip display (salsa, queso, guac, etc.), hummus display (with veggies, pita, etc.). And lots of booze.
As for how many, we essentially have 2-3 per person but not of everything (2-3 things per person). This is what our caterer recommended so we went with it. The dips will be stationary and the other will be butler passes, so there will be some pacing provided through that.
Post # 11
I love any little pastries with philo dough. Like spankopita or cheese puffs or mushroom ones… I also love tuna tartare but that might fall in the fancy category you are avoiding. Mozzarella balls on skewers with tomotoes and basil are always good.
Post # 12
Cumberland sausage and mash on toast with Dijon foam.
Cep arancini with basil aioli.
Tomato and mushroom bruschetta with chunky pesto and micro basil.
Duck liver parfait with fig chutney brioche toast and Sauternes foam.
1 of each per person 🙂
Post # 13
If it was a big deal that we ran out, nobody mentioned it to me 🙂 I only had people make comments to me about how delicious certain ones were. In the end, I don’t think anyone ever leaves a wedding hungry so I wouldn’t worry too much about this! Cocktail hour is just a nice time to mingle for the most part.
Post # 14
We are doing veggie trays, white and red pizza and cheese trays. Our vendor told us to stick with the basics, if you have too much people won’t eat as much at dinner. We are doing family style and have lots of food there so I didn’t want our guests to fill up too much beforehand.
Post # 15
I would add in a charcuterie and cheese station and maybe some fruit.