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Fun Wedding Catering Ideas


Want to have a little fun with your wedding catering? Tired of the boring chicken and baked potato arrangement? Adding a little spice to your wedding catering is as easy as opening up your imagination and letting your creativity blossom. One of the best ways to approach a fun take on wedding catering is to consider the theme of your wedding.

The following suggestions should serve as a suitable starting point:

Unique Plate Presentation

Impress your guests with fun wedding catering by creating distinct arrangements for their meals. Let's say you're planning a honeymoon in Hawaii and would like to incorporate the theme into your wedding catering. Simply choose island-inspired menu items, as well as incorporate colorful blooms into the presentation of dishes. Accompany meals with mind-blowing cocktails decorated with multi-hued umbrellas and succulent exotic fruit.

Wildly Creative

Take your wedding catering to a new level with creative dishes. For example, consider the Food Network-featured Spaghetti Ice Cream Company, which supplies fun wedding catering by expanding upon a traditional European dessert called spaghetti ice cream. Originally an Italian-style gourmet ice cream treat, the company sells a tool that creates vanilla ice cream shaped like spaghetti strands. The ice cream is then topped with tomato sauce (strawberry sauce) and grated white chocolate (for Parmesan cheese). This creative dish is not only an eye-catcher, but also serves as a conversation piece for many years to come.

Edible Centerpieces

When guests retire to their assigned tables for mingling and resting their tired feet, consider the allure of an edible centerpiece that not only helps pass the time, but also serves as a welcomed distraction. Outfit each table with a chocolate fondue fountain surrounded by an array of dipping selections (such as pound cake, marshmallows, strawberries, and bananas). Use carved watermelon fruit bowls as centerpieces for a tropical themed wedding reception. Flower-laden breadbaskets offer an endless supply of rolls for the hearty wedding catering options.

Dessert Buffet

Decorate your reception tables with a collection of sweets, ranging from crème brulee and flan, to chocolate covered fruit and candied nuts. Think miniature locomotives circling desserts to guests.  Have a conversation with your caterer regarding the many different ways to decorate the tables and arrange your mini dessert buffet. Get creative!

Photographs by Jose Villa

Last Updated: February 3, 2014 at 11:57 am
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