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8 creative food bar ideas for your wedding.

S’mores

For the ultimate dose of nostalgia, line a table with ingredients to make s’mores. But don’t stop at chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers. Add peanut butter, Nutella, strawberries, raspberries, caramel, chopped nuts, shredded coconut – use your imagination. Work with your venue to figure out the best way to melt the marshmallows and chocolate.


Popcorn

Your wedding will already be movie-magical, so why not add popcorn to the mix? If you purchase pre-popped popcorn, try offering guests a variety of flavors, like butter, caramel, white cheddar or chocolate-covered. Or consider installing a popcorn machine so your guests can enjoy the snack freshly popped. Offer guests a full bar of mix-ins: nuts, melted chocolate, bacon bits, truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, dried fruit, sprinkles, cayenne pepper or cinnamon.


Assorted Desserts

Assorted Desserts

From mini cupcakes and crème brûlée to warm, melty cookies and bite-size, ice cream sandwiches, can you really think of a guest at your wedding who won’t love a dessert bar?


Coffee & Doughnuts

Coffee & Doughnuts

This combo is not just for cops – it’s the perfect finish to a night of festive drinking and dancing. Give your guests a selection of several different types of gourmet doughnut holes, served with side dishes of chocolate, fruit and caramel dipping sauces. Don’t forget the coffee to keep the party going all night long.

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Spuds

Spuds

Stock a table with all things potato-related, from wedge fries to tots and potato skins to baked potatoes. For the baked potatoes and skins, include a selection of toppings like chives, bacon bits, an assortment of cheeses and sour cream. To step it up a notch, trade bacon bits for caviar and sour cream for crème fraîche. Don’t forget the honey mustard, barbecue sauce and ketchup. For dessert, pair cinnamon-sugar-coated sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce.

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Milkshakes

For an old-fashioned feel, serve up chocolate, vanilla and strawberry milkshakes. At the end of the night, have your bartender switch from serving cocktails to shakes. Offer guests mix-ins like marshmallows, sprinkles, cookie dough and peanut butter cups.


Pancakes & Waffles

Who doesn’t love brinner? (Breakfast for dinner, of course.) Give guests a taste of home with warm pancakes and waffles. Serve with butter, fresh whipped cream, berries, chocolate, caramel or peanut butter chips, and a variety of gourmet syrups. Try classic Maple, raspberry syrup and blueberry syrup.


Churros

Serve the sugary Spanish doughnuts in fancy paper parchment cones, paired with different dipping sauces. They’ll taste great with anything from melted milk or white chocolate to caramel, peanut butter or spicy chocolate sauces.