Re: Wedding Reception
Posted by Nadia on 5/8/2012, 7:32 pm, in reply to "Wedding Reception"
This sounds absolutely wonderful. I would love to be at this wedding feast. Let us know how it went after the wedding. I would love some of these recipes. I would also like to see the pictures of these food tables after they are set up. Are you sure you are not caterers. |
: A couple of friends and I are helping another
: friend plan the wedding reception for her
: son. They are expecting 150 guests. It will
: be held in the church fellowship hall but it
: is well equipped with restaurant quality
: huge refrigerators, warmers, etc.
: We would love your input on our menu. We
: can figure out the amounts from the
: wonderful charts on this site. We would
: just like to know if this sounds like a
: balanced, fun and unique meal for our
: The first food table (2 8 foot banquet
: tables end to end will hold)
: Pumpernickel Rounds with Spinach Dip
: (purchased from Publix Deli)
: Tortellini, Olive and Cheese Kabobs - made
: by me.
: Large Veggie Basket(picture basket laid on
: it's side with veggies spilling out) with
: cut broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots,
: cherry tomatoes and small colored peppers.
: Homemade dip served in hollowed out red
: cabbage cups. We will purchase the veggies
: already cut in bulk from Sams.
: Marinated Jumbo Shrimp with Lemon Slices (We
: are using a large cut glass punch bowl
: filled with ice then mounds of Shrimp on the
: ice) Homemade Cocktail Sauce. We will
: purchase the shrimp frozen and already
: cleaned from Sams.
: Relish Trays of Black and Green Olives, Dill
: Spears, Sweet Gherkins and Cherry Peppers.
: Purchased in bulk from a food service.
: A Round Table centered by a Tall Cherubim
: holding pods of Grapes. The table will be
: filled with fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe,
: honeydew, green and purple grapes,
: strawberries, kiwi) and homemade dips
: (Marshmellow/Cream Cheese and Chocolate)
: Fresh Fruit will be purchased in bulk from
: Next 2 more 8 foot banquet tables arranged
: end to end...
: A large Cheese Board mounded with assorted
: cheese cubes and mini slices plus a sweet
: Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball and a Savory
: Bacon Cheese Ball. A variety of crackers
: such as the Entertainment and Flatbread
: crisp will be accompany. All purchased from
: Red Potato Salad - made by a friend
: Antipasto Salad - made by me
: Savannah Chicken Salad on Mini Croissants -
: made by another friend (Croissants from
: Southern Baked Ham with Biscuits and Honey
: Mustard Sauce. I am making the Ham and
: Sauce, the biscuits will be purchased from
: Platters of Popcorn Chicken with Barbeque
: Sauce (bought hot that day from Publix Deli)
: Feijoida, rice, mandarin oranges. This is a
: last minute addition after the other food
: was planned. The bride is Brazilian and
: wanted something from her culture. Feijoida
: is the Brazilian National Dish. She is
: making it ahead and freezing it. It is
: quite expensive to prepare as it includes 3
: or 4 types of meat so she is just making
: enough for everyone to have a taste. We
: will include the very small 1/2 cup bowls by
: the Feijoida as it is juicy and would run
: into the other food on the plates ...plus
: that will help control the serving amount.
: We will have a Candy/Dessert Table with
: Assorted candies including gumballs, purple
: Jordan almonds, purple dark chocolate kisses
: and passion fruit swizzle sticks, wedding
: mints and mixed nuts.
: Also on the dessert table will be special
: Brownies baked by the bride decorated with
: their initials, and passion fruit truffles
: made by the bride. She is making these
: ahead and freezing them.
: We are purchasing Cheesecake Squares and
: Italian Butter Cookies from a local bakery
: to complete the dessert choices.
: The wedding cake is a white cake with
: strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream
: We will serve our cold beverages in the
: trendy Beverage Dispensers. One will be
: Iced Tea with Lemon and Lime slices, the
: other will be Lemonade with Blueberries and
: Strawberries. We will serve hazelnut
: (groom's favorite) and dark roast coffee
: with assorted creamers, sugar and splenda.
: I am concerned with how the Feijoida fits in
: with the other foods but it is the Bride's
: day. Should we try to change some of the
: other dishes to better fit? If so, what
: would you substitute?
: Would love another's fresh look/opinion.
: The wedding is 1 month away so we still have
: time to make changes if needed.
: Thanks so much!