Need help with my cocktail reception menu!
Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:50 AM
Background info: Our wedding is taking place away from the AI that we're staying at all week. Our guests will be at the venue from around 4:30 to 10:30. We're doing a cocktail party instead of a sit down dinner, as it will help give us the vibe/environment we want, and also we figure everyone will be eating so much all week that they don't need a big huge meal during the wedding. Also since the party is only 5 hours long we didn't want to take up 2+ hours sitting down to eat. We're renting lounge furniture and cocktail tables for guests to mingle at/on. At 10:30 or so we'll head back to the AI where there is a buffet set up until well after midnight.
Here is the menu we were thinking of proposing, for 65 people:
-Fruit platter for 60 people
-Cheese platter for 60 people (with cheeses and breads)
-Guacamole station with chips (or should we make this chips and salsa instead?)
-6 passed appetizers (mixture between hot and cold apps)
-S'mores at the bonfire
We'll make sure that the guests know ahead of time that it's a cocktail reception and that they should have a bigger lunch before heading over.
What do you guys think? Is that enough food?
Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:15 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:23 PM
but yes i guess it would depend on how heavy the apps are, if its like little nibbly things then you need more. but if its like sandwich-y things with meat then it might be ok.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:34 PM
We considered doing the fajita station but I'm just worried that everyone is going to be eating that stuff all week at the Riu so might be sick of it? Plus then would we need the fajita station AND passed appetizers too?
This is definitely the most stressful decision so far I think!
Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:45 PM
Also... I LOVE the smores idea!!!
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:51 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:04 PM
Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:24 PM
FI and I like guac over salsa too but my parents said we should do salsa. I think we'll probably end up doing guac though.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:53 PM
I agree with Jess, I think you have enough food, esp since you can have apps out and passed for the first 2 hours or so and then it will switch to sweets (smores and cup cakes).
I do think that you should try to negotiate them to throw in the salsa when you get the guac, people like to have both choices when chips are out and everyone will be happy.
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