Step aside cocktail bar, food bars are making their way into the wedding scene. Couples are able to create personalized menu options that are interactive and fun for guests while giving guests exactly what they want. From a brunch wedding with a waffle bar and biscuits and jam, to an ice cream sundae bar at the end of the night, the options are endless. Here are some creative ideas of food bars that will make any wedding special!
If having customizable potatoes sounds irresistible, the most difficult decision will be to choose if the potatoes should be mashed or baked. This tasty food option is a savory one that is perfect for a wedding! Give guests the option to choose from a variety of toppings such as cheese, sour cream, chives, different meats and sauces, and of course, bacon.
The next interesting food table that could make a for a memorable night would be a fondue station. This could mean either having a savory cheese fondue selection, creamy and dreamy chocolate fondues, or both! Pair the melted cheese with some creative dippers to accompany it like bread, grapes, apples, crackers, veggies or bacon. On the other hand, dippers like graham crackers, marshmallows, brownie bites, rice crispy treats, fresh fruit and pound cake would be the perfect compliments to the delicious chocolate!
Pop! Pop! This inviting sound can be heard as guests munch on this late-night snack. This is one of the easiest food stations that can be served either hot, or pre-made in advance. Guests can choose from popcorn flavors like salted, butter, caramel corn, candy coated or even unusual flavors, such as dill pickle. Pair the popcorn with fun toppings – candy, melted butter, salt, cinnamon sugar, caramel or chocolate sauce – to satisfy your palate!
BREAKFAST FOOD BAR
Another fun option for unique food to serve guests is perfect for an early wedding, or just a bride who loves breakfast food. This tasty option can showcase everything from different kinds of biscuits to your grandma’s homemade waffle recipe. The options are endless for this food bar! Waffles, sausage, bacon, grits, hash browns and cinnamon rolls can add to this fun food station.
This is perfect for a couple who loves to travel and wants to incorporate cultural aspects into a wedding, or just loves sushi! As a couple, you could choose your favorite sushi rolls for guests to munch on. To make this a more interactive (and entertaining!) station, enlist a sushi roller to prepare the rolls live in front of your guests.
Last but not least, a s'mores bar is the perfect way to wrap up the end of a summer evening wedding by the fire or to warm you up on a chilly fall night. This classic dessert can be easily elevated by adding a twist – consider swapping the chocolate with Reese’s peanut butter cups, trading the graham crackers for shortbread cookies or adding Nutella and strawberries between two chocolate graham crackers for the perfect sweet treat.
Photo thanks to Catering Works.