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Michella
VIP June 2012

what are you serving for the cocktail hour?

Michella, on March 9, 2012 at 8:34 PM Posted in Planning 0 29

I only have the caterer for Dinner. I am stuck on what to serve for the cocktail hour. Cocktail hours starts at 5:00 pm and Dinner starts at 7:00pm. What you serving during your cocktail hour? and what kinda time do you have between cocktail hour and dinner? Plus I will probably be making whatever it is myself now. So it needs to be kinda simple.

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Latest activity by Mrs. BG, on February 17, 2015 at 4:01 PM
  • FMC
    Master June 2012
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    Our cocktail "hour" will be about 30 minutes long. We are only having a fruit and cheese cracker display along with chicken chipolte meatballs!!

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  • Rachel W.
    Master May 2012
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    I don't know yet because we pick our menu NEXT WEEKEND (CANT WAIT!!!)

    Something simple - what kind of theme or venue or overall style are you going for?

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  • Rachel W.
    Master May 2012
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    I don't know yet because we pick our menu NEXT WEEKEND (CANT WAIT!!!)

    Something simple - what kind of theme or venue or overall style are you going for?

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  • Andrea  Ank.
    VIP April 2012
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    My venue is setting up the appetizers early so that my guests can enjoy them while we have our pics taken.

    I know that my family would help me make stuff if I needed.

    I would look into things that are best served cold, unless your venue can provide chafing dishes?

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  • CandyB
    Super June 2012
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    I'm thinking that a fruit, veggie, and cheese tray is safest if you're diy-ing since you can grab that from the market or do an edible arrangements.

    Our cocktail hour will be about 30-45 mins and we're having skewers, tappas, and fruit and veggie trays.

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  • Michella
    VIP June 2012
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    My venue is my parents hotel, yes they have chafing pans, I would just have to buy the butane.

    I don't really have a them Rachel S. My colors are Red and zebra print. We are doing alot of stuff that is "back in time" from the time when My FH and I was growing up. Like instead of a guest book we will have a Journey record and have everyone sign it with a silver tip marker. Then our first dance will be "your the one that I want" by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.

    Don't know how that is going to help with the cocktail hour..sry.

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  • Sabrina
    Master November 2014
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    Bruschetta is always nummy. pretty easy. im going to take toothpicks with a grape tomato and mozzarella....(after they have marinated in EVOO and Herbs) easy yummy...

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  • Dex
    Master September 2012
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    My cocktail hour will be an hour long. we will be serving bruschetta, mozzarella sticks, vegetable eggrolls, crab rangoons, and stuffed mushrooms along with a fruit/cheese/cracker platter.

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  • Mrs. Jaclyn Willson
    Master April 2012
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    Cocktail Hour is between 5-6

    We are serving cheese and crackers. It's called an International cheese display. It feeds 100 people and it's all different kinds of cheeses. Plus there will be a bar and some light music.

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  • Rebecca
    VIP October 2012
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    We are having a 2 hour open bar to drink anything they want at Senor Frogs Nassau and buying some appetizers before heading back to the ship for dinner.

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  • Amanda
    Master July 2012
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    Our cocktail hour is only going to be 30-45 minutes tops. We are going to do a cheese/smoked meats/cracker display, as well as a fruit and veggie display.

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  • Linda E: Fairy Godmother
    Master September 2012
    Linda E: Fairy Godmother ·
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    Our cocktail hour will be about 45 minutes and doing simple cheese, veggie and fruit trays. I am thinking of adding some bite-size quiches but will wait to see how many RSVPs I get.

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  • Mrs. M fka Sami B
    Master June 2012
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    I love appetizers! We are doing an antipasto display, crab cakes, gazpacho shooters, zucchini cakes and pigs in a blanket ( fathers request) .

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  • Honey B.
    Master May 2012
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    Doing a cocktail hour from 4pm- 5pm and planning on doing: soda, miller lite, yeugling lager, fuzzy navels on a fountain, two signature drinks- jim beam & mix and captain morgan & mix. We're only providing the signature drinks during cocktail hour and an hour after dinner then beer, soda, and fountain will be all night. Our guest will have the option to pay for their mixed drinks after that.

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  • DeAnna
    Expert September 2020
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    Our venue is the oldest Italian family in the city so there will be TONS of food, we have a 1 hour cocktail hour, which will have, a vegetable display, international cheese display, international meat display, gourmet style pizza, along with bacon wrapped water chestnuts, stuffed mushrooms, Toasted Ravioli's, and Italian Sausage with peppers and onions. I know it sounds like a ton of food(and I would totally agree!!) But it all comes with the package.

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  • Ester C
    VIP July 2012
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    I don't know what we are serving yet and its killing me. We just got our dinner menu choices but she didn't send me the appetizer choices. We get 4. But our cocktail hour is from 5-6 and then dinner begins so it's not going to be anything heavy.

    I've seen on Four Weddings some cocktail hours serve stuff I would be eating for dinner!

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  • Lauren FM
    VIP November 2012
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    45 mins-1 hr for our cocktail hour. We are going to have sliders, mini chicken parm, skewered shrimp and some kind of pastry with short rib in it. Along with champagne with edible candied hibiscus in the bottom.

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  • Labake
    Master June 2012
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    Costco/ Sams Club/Bj's has pretty good appetizers you can buy in the frozen section. No cooking involved.

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  • Future
    Dedicated July 2012
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    We're having mini-quiche, crab rangoon, egg rolls, corn dogs and a cheese and platter display. Fpr drinks we're having mojitos, lemon margaritas as well as beer and iced tea. Hopefully we'll be done with pictures within the hour.

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  • Dena&JD
    Master April 2012
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    Cocktail hour is always my fav part, I love appetizers Yummy

    We'll have a DW in Puerto Rico , so we chose to have pi˜ã colada (since it was created there) as our cocktail. Also we'll have apps typical from the area

    fish kabobs in a coconut/cilantro sauce

    yuca fries with aioli sauce

    plantains baskets stuffed with chicken or crab (hot)

    mini potatoes balls (idk how they calll this in english) stuffed with beef

    mini beef empanadas

    cones (flour) filled with chicken salad (cold)

    During cocktail hour we are planning to mingle with the guests and taking some pics during the sunset, since we're getting married at the resort terrace overlooking the ocean. We'll e doing pics before ceremony not to take much time from the cocktail because we want to enjoy it!!

    The city we're getting married is known as the sunsets city (Rincon, PR) If you have been there you know what I'm talking about ;-)

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