Fun Fare: DIY Bars for Every Wedding

Fun Fare: DIY Bars for Every Wedding

Feed and entertain your guests with a DIY popcorn bar or other snack station!

Are you wondering how to provide late night snacks to the guests at your wedding reception, in a way that is both fun and functional? Or, is your heart set on creating a unique dessert bar, that goes above and beyond the “Let them eat cake” philosophy? You may have noticed in recent years many couples choose to provide their guests with DIY stations that provide a source of both entertainment and sustenance, or at least some really great treats. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for serving up fun fare at your wedding.

Provide Childhood Favorites with Flair

When it comes to serving dinner, few ideas are as big of hits at most wedding receptions as DIY stations where guests can add gourmet toppings to classic dishes, such as a baked potato bars complete with bacon, chives, a variety of cheeses, sour cream, and more. The same principle works well with macaroni and cheese, and many other pasta dishes. For fall weddings, don’t be afraid to serve a variety of soups or chilis, complete with all the fixings. After all, who doesn’t love classic comfort foods?

Dessert with DIY Touches and Satisfying Snacks

Of course, dessert also makes a wonderful food for DIY stations! Don’t be afraid to let guests decorate their own cookies, create one-of-a-kind ice cream sundaes, Smore’s, candy apples, and even French toast to enjoy during your celebration.

You could also set up a candy station, where guests can create their own wedding favors by stuffing bags or jars full of their favorite sweet treats. Of course, more savory items can also make for good snacks, and also favors. Gourmet popcorn in both sweet and savory varieties is always a big hit. Roasted nuts, with a variety of seasonings would also make great take-home treats (or dancing fuel)!