When your guests are patiently waiting for you and your new spouse to head into the reception, offer them some fun finger foods to snack on while they sip on drinks, mingle with one another and get ready to celebrate your new marriage. Check out these fun finger foods for your cocktail hour:
There’s something about eating something off of a stick that just makes it that much more delicious. Plus – no utensils necessary! From sweets to salads, you can literally put any food on a stick.
Strawberry shortcake skewers: These are super easy to DIY if you love being in the kitchen. Layer slices of shortcake in between strawberries and dollops of fresh whipped cream. There are products in the baking aisle called stabilizers that will keep your whipped cream stiff so it holds up throughout cocktail hour. Adults and kids alike will love this tasty treat.
Fruit skewers: This one’s easy – just pick three or four of your favorite fruits, like grapes, apples, cantaloupe and watermelon, and stack each on top of one another for a fruity pre-reception snack.
Donut hole pops: This unique twist on cake pops is quickly growing in popularity. After all, who doesn’t love donuts? Just like the donuts you pick up from the store, these can be coated in whatever you want, whether it’s glaze, sprinkles, chocolate or powdered sugar.
Caprese salad skewers: Place one half of a cherry tomato, a basil leaf and a chunk of mozzarella cheese on a skewer. Drizzle the whole thing in a tangy-sweet balsamic reduction for a quick salad you can eat with your hands.
Antipasto skewers: For this Italian favorite, slip a few of these ingredients on your skewer: grape tomatoes, sliced salami, fresh mozzarella cheese, marinated mushrooms, artichoke hearts, pitted olives and tortellini.
Mini cheeseburger skewers: It’s not exactly easy to eat a big cheeseburger, hold your cocktail, mingle and look classy at the same time. This is why miniature cheeseburger skewers are perfect. You get all the goodness of a cheeseburger – but on a stick! Use your choice of bread with a ball of ground beef, a cherry tomato, a slice of lettuce, your choice of cheese and some bacon. Offer ketchup and mustard for dipping.
Fried mac and cheese balls
Give your guests the mouthwatering taste of macaroni and cheese without the bowl and fork. Instead, opt for some fried mac and cheese balls. They’re crispy, creamy and delicious and can be made using a whole slew of cheeses.
Serve your guests a little something sweet with mini pies. If you’re tying the knot in autumn, consider the classic – apple pie. But spring or summer can call for delicious berry pastries like cherry and blueberry pie. How cute are these?