Congratulations! You’ve just gotten engaged! We have no doubts that you are beyond excited and are looking forward to your special day. Along with your wedding day, you should be able to enjoy yourself by celebrating with your family and friends in many other parties as well! And of course, a good party isn’t anything without good food – but where do you start? We’ve taken all of the tough work out of it for you! Here are some ideas of food you can serve at your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and your wedding reception!
Engagement Party – Gather your friends and family for a celebration shortly after you and your future spouse become engaged! You can reserve a venue for a party or choose to celebrate at home. Your food options are nearly endless as well from something as upscale as a private dinner to something as informal as a backyard barbecue or anything in between. If you want to cut back further on your expenses, you can opt for a simple menu like wine and cheese or coffee and cookies, or you can make it a potluck affair! Don’t forget some delicious sweets like cupcakes!
Bridal Shower – Bridal showers should feature tasty foods that you can eat easily while standing and chatting to others. Opt for finger foods like tea sandwiches, mini quiches, or even meatballs or kabobs. You can even go as exotic as maki rolls of sushi! Don’t forget to include plenty of fresh fruit, veggies with dip, and homemade punch for your guests to enjoy. And of course, no bridal shower is complete without yummy cake or cupcakes!
Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties – Now’s the time to go all out and get a little more creative! The bachelor can enjoy some delicious steak, ribs, or bacon at his favorite restaurant or at his very own backyard barbecue. Pizza or a sit-down dinner with great food are also good options. For ladies, get the party started by fixing up the bachelorette’s favorite childhood recipe. Add some chocolate covered strawberries and chips and salsa, or veggies and dip for an awesome party! Finish it off with a cake in the shape of the bachelor’s favorite activity (like video games, hunting, or sports), and stiletto-shaped cupcakes for the bachelorette!
Wedding Reception – Finally, the big day has arrived! Depending on your wedding’s theme, feel, time, and location, you can have practically any type of menu for your guests to enjoy! For a more upscale wedding menu, feature a carving station with fresh bread, salad, and a main course of chicken, pork, fish, or beef. Simpler wedding menus can include more informal foods like fried chicken or tacos. Of course, it’s all about the wedding cake, so be sure to feature a delicious cake or pastry that everyone can enjoy and talk about for years to come!
Not sure where to get those cupcakes for your bridal shower or where to start on your dream wedding cake? Leave it all to the experts at McArthur’s Bakery Café! Stop by one of our four locations here in St. Louis, or learn more about us at www.mcarthurs.com!