It seems that everything I’ve been writing lately…it has something to do with cooking or kitchen. So, I’m going to stick with it, but change it up a little bit.
Let’s talk about some good ‘ol party food! I love the thought of a winter wedding; all the different colors that you can use, textures to play with it and so much more! I also, really, really, love food. Good food.
I’m not one for buffets. Personally, I think that they are kinda’ gross. I mean, all the people that are reaching over them, breathing on or around them; no thanks. I’d much prefer to have my dinner brought to me. And plus, if I’m leaving a tip for 15% of my bill, then a little service would be nice.
Back to my point, there are good things to buffets. Like the ability to get what you like, to try new things, and to go back for seconds, or thirds. I really like dessert buffets, especially at weddings. The standard “everyone gets a piece of wedding cake whether they like it or not” is out the window. Nowadays, there are cookie buffets, chocolate buffets, and other “dessert” buffets.
When thinking about winter wedding foods, I really like the idea of a hot-chocolate buffet. It’s a great place warm up! There are so many different things that can placed at hot chocolate buffets, such as: marshmallow, chocolate chips, caramel, whipped cream, cinnamon, etc… Of course, you’ll need signage to let your guests know what’s going on. I did a quick search on pinterest and found so many great ideas! Here are a few of them…
And the kid in me really enjoys smore’s! It’s a staple in every camping trip that I’ve ever taken, so why not enjoy it at wedding receptions too. A nice little treat for all of the kids (even big kids) at your wedding. Affordable too. But, I think that a great dessert bar would be key. Mix and match all kinds of desserts from salty to sweet, delicious to decant and you’d please the whole crowd.
Whatever you plan for your winter reception, we hope that you’d give these ideas a shot!
That’s what is heating up around here. Happy Eating!