When it comes to throwing a wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Unless you’re serving caviar, champagne and Lindt chocolate mousse; appetizers, cocktails and desserts are often easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make these details memorable.
Up the WOW factor of everyday favorites with creative, fun & beautifully styled wedding & party buffets and stations!
FOOD & DESSERT BUFFETS
Build Your Own Bruschetta Station
There are endless possibilities when it comes to adding toppings to crostinis. Tapanades, spreads, cheeses, tomatoes… Let your guests create their own culinary masterpiece.
Fruit & Vegetable Buffet Table
Crudités have long received a bad wrap as an unimaginative canapé. But the traditional French appetizer is not only healthy, but easy to prepare and light on the budget. Breathe new life into freshly cut vegetables by placing them in clear vases. Watermelon mint salads and other healthy fruit options add beautiful color to the display. Complete the look with a few tall martini glasses filled with dips.
Adult & Kids Snow Cone Station
Simple and fun, kid-friendly and “adult spiked” snow cones are a great way to keep guests cool during summer, outdoor weddings & events. Put out shaved ice, syrups, and your favorite cocktail mixes for a fun refreshing treat. Check out Frozen Cocktail Push-Pops & Spiked Snow Cones
Ice Cream Buffet
Confectioneries may have made buffets trendy, but they’re not always to everyone’s taste. Ice-cream, however, is guaranteed to appeal to the kid in everyone. Klein’s Real Kosher Ice-cream comes in a variety of delicious dairy and dairy-free flavors. Let guests scoop their own flavor and top with nuts, sprinkles and sauces. Put out soda and you have yourself a Root Beer Float Station!
Dessert may have filled bellies after dinner, but many hours rocking the dance floor can leave a crowd peckish. Popcorn is not only a pocket-friendly, easy to make snack, but it’s also a great remedy for guests who’ve had one glass too many. Children will also enjoy this post-party snack on the ride home. Let guests spice their own pre-packed boxes or fill empty bags with pre-flavoured kernels.
DIY Cupcake Topping Table
Everyone has their favorite cupcake topping. So give them what they want with a do-it-yourself cupcake bar.
Mimosa Buffet / Champagne Infusion Bar
Unlike other, more complex cocktails, there’s no wrong way to make a mimosa. Let guests create their own mimosas with a champagne infusion bar! Put out champagne, fruit juices (like orange and mango), liquors and flavored schnapps. Cut up some fruit and let the fun begin! A table with just the juices and fruit are a great a kid-friendly option.
Bloody Mary Bar
For morning and afternoon events (or evening…why not!) a Bloody Mary bar will put a big smile on your guests’ faces. Some like their Bloodys hot and spicy with 6 olives – let them have it! Put out regular & flavored vodka, Bloody Mary mix, olives, lemons, limes, raw and pickled vegetables, spices, and a variety of hot sauces for a fun & colorful drink station.
Shaken or stirred? Let your guests decide with a DIY martini station. Prepare the spirits by pouring vodka, vermouth and water into clear labelled decanters. Fill three square vases with sliced cucumber, lemon peels and stuffed olives. If providing chilled glasses is a problem for your caterer, place a bucket of ice alongside the glasses and instruct guests to cool their glasses before filling.
Deconstruct any of your favorite cocktails for a unique standalone bar!
Whatever buffet fits your function, remember the right styling can transform the ordinary into the sublime!
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