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Food Bars: The New Wedding Craze

Food Bars: The New Wedding Craze

Whether during cocktail hour, the reception, dessert, or the after party, couples are getting creative with food bars

Use clear canisters for the cereal bar for bright pops of color and nostalgia.

Long gone are the days of just a simple (or not-so-simple) three-tiered wedding cake. While the classic confection is still popular, now often found in creative sizes, shapes, hues, and adorned with many embellishments, different desserts and other culinary concoctions are popping up more and more at weddings around the country.

When creating a wedding menu, it can be difficult to get creative because you have to cater to so many people, ergo the usual meat, fish, and vegetarian options. But with other parts of the big day, there is a huge opportunity to customize what's being served. It's no surprise that the cupcake craze is still around, making appearances at tons of nuptials, but the fun does not stop there.

Breakfast bars, popcorn bars, fro-yo stations, macaron mania — these are just a few of the ideas that grace our list of truly original ideas for wedding eats.

The day should be a snapshot of the bride and groom, from the small details to every last expense. That can mean everything from serving Grandma's famous cookies (a childhood favorite) to sending guests home with jam from your hometown or an array of popcorn from a memorable vacation spot.

To make sense of it all, create framed notes or mini chalkboards explaining how the food is related to you as a couple.


I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar

I’m a sucker for a good food bar at a party. I’ve thrown a LOT of parties in my lifetime, and usually the first thing that I think about is a party theme.

Friend, if you’re having a hard time coming up of a theme for your next party, it can be as simple as deciding what food bar you want to have. Your food bar can BE the theme!

Do you or the guest of honor have a favorite food item? Odds are, you can create the whole party theme around that. Here are a few food bar ideas, and a collection of my favorites to get ideas from, for your very own party!

Savory Food Bars Ideas

  • Hot Dog Bar
  • Nacho Bar
  • Pizza Bar
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Taco Bar
  • Burger Bar
  • Dip Bar
  • Salsa Bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Chili Bar
  • Fajita Bar
  • Popcorn Bar
  • Ramen Bar
  • Veggie Bar
  • Sushi Bar
  • Omelet Bar
  • Crostini Bar
  • French Fry Bar
  • Chicken Wing Bar

Sweet & Dessert Food Bar Ideas

  • Chocolate Bar
  • Chocolate Fountain Bar
  • S’mores Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • Bagel Bar
  • Yogurt Bar
  • Pudding Bar
  • Waffle Bar
  • Pancake Bar
  • Biscuit Bar
  • Pie Bar
  • Donut Bar
  • Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Fruit Bar
  • Candy Apple Bar
  • Crepe Bar

Drink Bar Ideas

  • Fresh Juice Bar
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Champagne Bar
  • Mimosa Bar
  • Italian Soda Bar
  • Apple Cider Bar
  • Smoothie Bar
  • Martini Bar
  • Margarita Bar
  • Bloody Mary Bar
  • Lemonade Bar
  • Root Beer Float Bar
  • Spa Water Bar
  • Vodka Bar


Watch the video: 27 wedding food bar ideas you must admire (December 2021).