Like it or not, the food at your wedding will be one of the things guests will talk about when they reflect on the occasion. After the beautiful bride, touching ceremony and a glimpse into the future of a happy couple – the focus is on the food.
Wedding meals of the baby boomer generation were drab plates of green beans, roast and potatoes. We’ve come a long way in the trends of dinner fare – from multi-course meals, to taco trucks and everything in between, local couples and trendsetters alike have catering menus to die for. But, there’s a new star rising in the wedding food genre – late night bites. After the cocktails are drunk, the dances are danced and the best wishes are wished, guests might start thinking of where they’ll stop off for a bite on their way home. Surprise them with a late night arrival of something unexpected. We promise, these ideas from our F/W Issue will have guests talking up your food for weeks to come.
Chocolate Dipped Bacon
Bacon – good. Chocolate – good. Together – fab! This easy to eat snack will certainly spark conversation and likely a few “wows!” among your salty + sweet loving guests. Custom Catering by Short Stop of St. Cloud can hook you up if this image has your mouth watering.
Personal-Sized Fries & Dipping Sauce
After enjoying a few libations and working up a sweat to “Shout!” – a salty, sinful snack is just what your guests need. Try a few different kids of fries – sweet potato, crinkly, even tater tots, mix up the seasonings (truffle & rosemary fries are sure to impress), and pair with a variety of dipping sauces. All put together in the perfect, dance-floor-friendly container. Local vendor Great Blue Heron Catering can help you dream up the perfect combo for your big day!
Coffee & Doughnut Dunkers
At the end of a long night, some guests (and probably every bride & groom) could use a little caffeine pick-me-up to make it to the end of the dance. These cute coffee & doughnut dunkers offer the caffeine they crave along with a scrumptious treat – the perfect pair. (Custom Catering by Short Stop can serve treats like these up for you, too!)
Mini Cookies & Milk Shooters
If any kiddos made it to the late night celebration, they are sure to love these! But, let’s face it – all of the big-kid guests will too. You can’t go wrong with cookies & milk, make this combo your own by flavoring the milk and choosing your favorite cookie. Let Great Blue Heron Catering help you pick out the perfect combo.
Make Your Own S’more Baskets
These fun treats can serve either as a late night bite or desert at an outdoor wedding. Plus, encouraging guests to make their own treats creates a fun activity outside of dancing & mingling. Customize the kit with different toppings. Think peanut butter cups, jam or bananas. Imagine a lakeside soiree with a campfire, s’mores & your closest friends – Minnesota wedding perfection!
Photos from // Laura Leigh Images
Late night bites are a perfect opportunity to add a bit of personality into your wedding food. If you & your groom-to-be feel in love over frozen yogurt – serve that! Sushi lovers? A few simple rolls would wow your guests. The opportunities are endless, and local caterers have great options to help you pull-off a fun surprise that will send your guests off with full bellies and great memories of your wedding day.