My favorite part of every wedding is when the groom sees his bride for the first time. Whether it is during a first look or as she walks down the aisle, he is always in awe of her beauty. With that said, my second favorite part is the late night treat.
Think about it: Dinner happened about two hours ago and you’ve been drinking and dancing since. It only makes sense that a snack get passed around to keep the momentum going (and to eliminate any said hangover from occurring).
Whether it is passed to the guests while on the dance floor or as they depart the reception, a late night treat is the way to go. Consider one of these options:
1. Coffee Bar
This is one bar that will keep the party going strong all night long. Whether you have it setup while cake is being passed or as everyone is on the dance floor, this station is sure to please everyone. You can even spruce it up by adding a coffee liquor or sweet topping to the table like sprinkles and marshmallows.
2. Milk and Cookies
Sure they had cake, but wouldn’t it be a sweet touch to have a server pass out a classic? Keep it simple with a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk. Or consider having a shooter glass filled with chocolate milk, rimmed with sprinkles and topped with a snickerdoodle cookie. With cookies and milk, the possibilities are endless.
3. Fried Pies
Let’s be honest, anything fried is the way to go. Especially when you’ve been dancing all night. Fried pies are a cute and portable way to go. Depending on the company you select, they may even send one of their own to walk around and pass out the pies – like Dales Fried Pies. If you elect to have a station instead, guests can help themselves as the night progresses. Here in Atlanta we have The Varsity. I’ve been to a wedding that had their famous apple and peach fried pies setup at a station, and it was an amazing treat!
4. Mini Meal
We know your wedding guests have already had some kind of meal, whether a plated meal or buffet option. And you are probably thinking how could they be hungry enough for another meal? You’re right. However I am talking about a mini meal. Just a small bite to keep them going. Consider using a small scale version of cheeseburgers, fish and chips, grilled cheese or even corndogs.
This late night snack can bring out your creative side. Why you ask? You can either hire a wedding vendor to come in and setup a popcorn station or you can do-it-yourself by creating fun bags pre-filled. Simply provide the bags to your venue and ask that their staff set them out at a certain time.
Now that we’ve shared our top picks for late night snacks, do you think you will use one at your wedding? Maybe you’ve already decided on one. Regardless, we want to hear from you. Leave a comment for us below on the late night snack you’ve selected or would use.
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