Everyone expects to eat cake at a wedding but there is a new trend brides are going gaga over…dessert stations!! The more choices you can give your guests the better! Dessert Stations are a fun way to treat your guests and they look great too! It’s not as easy as it looks putting a great dessert station or bar together but with a little creativity you can come up with some beautiful looking and great tasting desserts to add to your dessert station.
Here are a few of my favorite dessert station ideas! Enjoy!
Right now I am in love with the Smore’s station!! Adults will feel like a kid again roasting their own marshmallows and making smore’s!
If you are getting married in the summer what better way than to have a ice cream station stocked with all the toppings for your guests?
Or a fun twist on an ice cream station is a ice cream sandwich station stocked with crushed Oreo cookies or Reese’s.
Who doesn’t love cakes, cake pops and an assortment of pastries? I think it’s a great idea to use vintage glass dessert stands to display them?
Or offer your guests a variety of homemade cookies….just don’t forget the cold milk!
How cute is offering a milk station with white, chocolate and strawberry milk? Too cute!
What do you think about these dessert stations? We would love to hear your thoughts!
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Who isn’t tired of eating the same baked chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes at every wedding? I know I am!! I recently attended a wedding reception where the bride offered themed food stations for dinner. I have to say it was one of the most fun and interesting wedding dinners I had ever had that I couldn’t help but share some of these ideas with you!
You may not like the idea of only offering food stations at your wedding but I think even if you decide on a buffet dinner you can always add one or two of these stations to your menu to make it a little more interesting. Or some of these stations would work great as a late night snack after a long night of dancing!
One station that would be a great addition to any buffet menu is the Mashed Potatoes Station! Guests are offered whipped mashed potatoes with an assortment of toppings to choose from including cheese, broccoli, gravy, bacon and much more. The best part is they are served in these martini glasses which look so yummy once prepared!
A new station I love is a burger and fry station! How cute are these mini sliders? Guests can choose if they want a beef or veggie patty and add their own condiments including choice of cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato. Add some hot dogs by this slider station and some fries and onion rings you have an all-American themed station that guests won’t be able to get enough of!
If you are having a more casual wedding, I like the idea of a grilled cheese or panini station. Serve with some tomato soup and you have yummy meal all at one station. Grilled cheese sandwiches and panini’s are also great for a late night snack!
If you want an Italian themed station you can choose to have a chef attended pasta station where guests can choose the type of pasta, sauce and toppings and it is cooked in front of them. Or you can have an assortment of pizzas! Yum!
And to wash it all down you can have a fun themed drink station!
Make sure to check out tomorrow’s blog on delicious dessert stations!! Trust me they will make your mouth water!
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Let’s face it, as much as you may not want kids to attend your wedding or even indicate an adult reception there will inevitably be some guests that have to bring their children. You have to decide what is most important to you….you allow them to attend the wedding with their children or put your foot down and inform them they cannot come with their kids. If you make the latter decision, be prepared to upset some friends or family.
In my opinion kids are an important part of the family and why hassle with upsetting people just to prevent a handful of kids from attending. Trust me, if you choose an evening wedding most guests will leave the kiddies at home with a sitter however out of town guests may not have that luxury. If you are having a few kids attend why not come up with some creative ideas to make them happy and keep them busy at the same time!
One of my favorite ideas is a kids table or kids “station” where the kids can go either during dinner or immediately following dinner and have their own fun.
Make sure to give the kids a variety of fun things to do….some of my favorite things are crayons, stickers, and coloring books. Any fun container (like the lunchbox above) is a perfect way to display all of the items. I would also suggest personalizing the gift or container. Just like adults, kids will feel very special knowing they were thought of for the wedding. Another great idea is to use parchment paper for a table mat or over the entire table so you don’t have to worry about any messes or drawings on the linens.
Be creative and choose age appropriate items for the children attending. If you have kids that are a little older you can even put card games or puzzles that all of the kids can have fun playing with! How cute is the mini etch-a-sketch below?!
The best part is that all of these fun items also double as great favors for the kids to take home with them after the wedding!
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