Cocktail hour food

Hello ladies,
What are you feeding people during the cocktail hour? I've heard its wise to have nibbles because people can have low blood sugar (thus become cranky) since everyone has different dinner times. I was originally thinking of just having the site put out fruits, cheeses, p?t?s etc but now I'm thinking of having some passed hors d'oeuvre... what do you think? What are you planning to do?
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 6:10 am
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beatie
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The package we picked at our venue includes the cocktail hour food. We're having four tray passed hors d'oeuvres (haven't picked them yet), a cheese station, antipasto station, and a sushi/raw bar. Our guests won't even want dinner! :) I think guests appreciate some nibbles while waiting for the reception...it gives them something to do and holds them over. Weddings can be long for those not getting married! :)
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 6:19 am
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We are having three different passed hors d'oeuvre - we haven't picked them out yet, but most likely they will be: spanakopita (feta and spinach in filo dough), prosciutto con melone, and lamb skewers. At our site they advised us to plan at least two pieces of each per person.
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 6:25 am
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we have mini quiche,hotdot pastery puffs,stuffed mushroom caps,sesame chicken tenders that is the hot butler passed...the cold canopies are bruschetta and ahi tuna with a wasbi mayo topped with caviar....I think the last one sound so gross I want to vomit...lol
my cheese and veggie station is in the reception set up for when we go from cocktail hour to reception.
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 6:35 am
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We're having "finger sandwiches of cured local salmon and housemade mascarpone", "wee burgers of local lamb on buttered buns", and "coins of spring potato with a crunch of sea salt and tapenade of coastal artichokes". We're total foodies, in case you can't tell! =)
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 6:38 am
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aching, your's sound so good! We are having 3 passed hors d'oeuvre. They are bruschetta, ahi tuna on wonton crisps with a wasabi creme fraiche, and chicken potstickers w/sherry & mint glaze. If we decided to do the stationed hors d'oeurve we definitely would have chosen the brie en croute (brie topped with brown sugar, walnutes, and slices of granny apples wrapped in a flaky puff pastry and baked), it was really really good!
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 10:41 am
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oh, those all sound so yummy. I would think a cheese/fruit platter, mine quiche would be good. Do you have a long gap? Mine isn't so long: ceremony at 3:30-4:15ish, refreshments/maybe appetizers in courtyard at church if time permits and reception is at 6 p.m. which is about 20 minutes or so away.
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 10:53 am
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We're having 3 passed tray hors d'oevres: stuffed mushroom caps, sesame chicken skewers and italian sausage w/marinara sauce.
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm
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Posted on February 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm
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We served grilled veggies, cheese and crackers as well ...lobster and goat cheese wontons and terriyaki meatballs. The wontons went over really well, everyone LOVED them!

It looks like most cocktail hours have at least 3 different types of hors d'ouvres!
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 1:35 pm
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This post made me hungry! :]
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm
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We are going to have some hors d'ouvres - cucumber gazpacho shooter, baked stuffed mushroom with crab and spinach, smoked salmon with boursin cheese on crostini, and fried shrimp & pork wonton with chili sauce.
Posted on February 18, 2008 at 5:13 pm
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cin803~ I am coming to your wedding just for the food!! they sound so yummy, I am hungry!
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 6:41 am
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FI and I are all about food. And it doesn't help when my dad is also a chef. So I have to make sure my guest are well fed and roll out of my reception happy.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 9:10 am
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Our package comes with the simple snacks. We'll have domestic & imported cheeses, crutide & antipasta assortment, crackers, flat breads, assorted dips & spreads. I don't think we'll add anything onto that since the timeframe from the end of the ceremony to the reception is only about 35 mins.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 9:57 am
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Our package includes three passed hors d'ourves. We haven't chosen them but are leaning towards the sliders (mini burgers), cocktail shrimp in a shot glass, and the third one is TBD. Probably something vegetarian....quesadillas or bruschetta.
Posted on February 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm
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Okay so we decided to go with:
Chilled Fingerling Potatoes with herbed Boursin & Bacon (FI likes everything bacon...ugh)
Roma Tomatoes on Aioli Croutons
Smoked Duck with Lingonberries
I was originally lobbying for Escargot Florentine with Sauce Bernaise but FI said some people really object to escargot so... it got the axe. To me anything with sauce bernaise is yummy :)

We decided later in the night we would bring out some sliders just to fatten up our guests... Also one of our first late nights we found ourselves at Pop Burger! What time do you think we should do that? Our band is playing from 6:30-10:30 but maybe they shouldn't play in the dinner hour and then they can stay later and we can serve food later? But then I hate to ask them to drive home so late so maybe once the band finishes we can plug in the iPods and have them served as sort of an after party? Or should we serve them around 10:00 right before the band finishes? What do you ladies think??
Posted on February 26, 2008 at 3:07 pm
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Okay wait, now I'm thinking of doing something silly and Asian because I am (just kidding), like maybe some spring rolls
Posted on February 26, 2008 at 3:30 pm
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love spring roll..too bad my venue don't serve spring roll. It has to be the good spring rolls.
Posted on February 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm
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so wait.. does that mean im ghetto if i only have imported
cheese and crackers and fruit platters?
:(

now im looking into real hourderves (i hope i spelled that right)
Posted on February 27, 2008 at 6:01 am
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No ceejaydee! I thought about doing that too but I realized price was going to be about the same so I thought about getting creative. Orig, I was going to put out nuts and things and that's it. I heard people get cranky and hungry since everyone is on different schedules normally so I just wanted happy campers, you know?
Posted on February 27, 2008 at 6:08 am
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