Post # 1
Technically this is for a work party, but I’m sure it’s the same issue a lot of you brides have dealt with.
I’m throwng a work Christmas party where the food will be served in food stations and passed canepes. It is enough food to be dinner, but we will not be doing a “sit down” dinner. I don’t want to call it a cocktail reception since people will then think that we aren’t serving a full dinner (especially since it doesnt’ start until 7:00). What on earth do I call it?
And just in case anyone is wondering – the venue is an awesome lounge style place where there are lots of couches and other comfortable seating mixed in with tables. There will not be seating for everyone to sit at once, but the goal is that people will be mixing and mingling.
Ideas ladies? Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I think that heavy hor d’ourves would cover that description pretty well! And I view heavy hor d’ourves as plenty of food for a meal.
Post # 4
yep, sounds like heavy hor d’oeuvres.
Post # 5
Our caterer called it a ‘continuous cocktail party’ (for the wedding reception with stations).
Post # 6
We had stations at our wedding and called it a Strolling Reception.
Post # 7
PS I was texting my younger cousin before our wedding came around about what was going on (she’s 16? give or take a year) and she spelled d’oeuvres “orderves”. Off topic, but funny. haha
Post # 8
Just call it dinner since you have the same amount (or more) as a regular dinner. The only difference is the presentation which guests will find out when they arrive. Otherwise, people will be confused and think you are barely feeding them anything.