Who Needs A Candy Bar? Unique Food Bar Options For Your Next Event!

While planning events for our clients, the hot trend of the moment is usually a fun setup for a candy bar.  As much fun as a candy bar is, both for kids and adults, candy isn't the only food item to setup a 'bar' with.  We like to be a bit more creative and use our clients favorite food items to create a personal touch for the event they are hosting.  From breakfast to dessert, here are some unique and fun ideas to try for your next event!

Juice Bar

This is a wonderful touch for a bridal shower, baby shower, breakfast or brunch party. Who doesn't love fresh squeezed juice topped with fresh fruit as garnishes? This can be alcoholic (with the addition of champagne) or non-alcoholic as a juice to start off the day!

 Photo Credit: Millie Holloman Photography

Photo Credit: Millie Holloman Photography

Breakfast Bar

One of our personal favorites at Host & Toast, there are so many variations to this. Waffles, oatmeal, crepes, yogurt with granola and fruit, hard boiled eggs, and biscuits are all delicious options to offer your guests.  Each of these food items could become their own individual food bars as well! Breakfast is of course the most important meal of the day!

 Photo credit: Millie Holloman Photography

Photo credit: Millie Holloman Photography

Mini-Food Bar

Finger foods are great items for any event. They are easy to eat, take up little space and are just enough to get a taste of a certain food item. From gourmet hotdogs with dipping sauces, to mini mac and cheese, sliders, and mini grilled cheese with a tomato soup shooter, who could resist this food bar??

 Photo credit: www.bridalbar.com

Photo credit: www.bridalbar.com

Baked Potato or Mashed Potato Bar

We love this fun option for a brunch party!  Ask your guests to bring their favorite protein (chicken, beef, etc...) and offer them this bar as a great side option.  Have baked potatoes and mashed potatoes ready to go. Provide a variety of topping guests will enjoy such as: bacon, chives, sour cream, shredded cheeses, mushrooms, green veggies, tomatoes, butter and seasonings, just to name a few. To be one step more creative, use martini or margarita glasses to scoop in the mashed potatoes followed by all the topping of your choice. 

 Photo credit:  www.lucydylanweddings.com

Photo credit:  www.lucydylanweddings.com

Popcorn Bar

Hosting a movie night? Kids party or adult birthday party? Offer plain popcorn for your guests to 'dress up' with different toppings such as spices, parmesan cheese, several types of candy and nuts. It's always a nice touch to use the old school brown lunch bags instead of bowls so guests can shake up their popcorn with their chosen toppings!

 Photo credit:  www.pnpflowersinc.com

Photo credit:  www.pnpflowersinc.com

Gourmet S'mores Bar

A sweet tooth's dream! Consider this bar a wonderful dessert option. Offer your guests a custom menu list they can choose from to create their S'mores! Your bar will consistent of a variety of graham cracker choices, chocolate choices and of course, the best part of a S'more, marshmallow options to top off your gourmet S'more. 

 Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

 Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

 Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

 Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

Photo credit: www.mirabellecreations.com

We loved sharing a few of our favorite food bar ideas with you.  Hopefully we got your creative juices flowing. The possibilities are endless! Is your mouth watering yet??

Host & Toast would love to help you plan your next event. Contact us at info@hostandtoast.com today!

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