Cocktail hour is my favorite part of wedding receptions! Mainly because of all of the appetizers. I could eat appetizers all night long!! I have been to many weddings where the hors d’oeuvres are just passed around by servers. You end up waiting around for someone to come up to you (or you are trying to track them down because you are starving) and maybe you only get one tiny baby hotdog from their tray and then they move onto the other guests.
For our wedding, we did about six different stationed hors d’oeuvres. We did this type of set up so our guests could go right up to the stations and get as much food as they want anytime they wanted during cocktail hour. For one of our stations, we did something very fun and unique. We had a Mashed Potato Martini Bar!
We had three types of potatoes: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, and a Brown Sugar and Sweet Potato Puree. (We were supposed to have Mashed Peruvian Purple Potatoes too, which would have been interesting, but unfortunately there was something that affected the crops for this potato around that time, so they were low on supply).
Guests were able to get a scoop of potatoes into their martini glasses and then choose from a variety toppings like shaved scallions, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbles of applewood smoked bacon, sauteed tri-colored peppers, and roasted sweet onions. And the toppings were all beautifully displayed in oversized glass martini glasses of their own!
|My father-in-law and my mom taking time
to enjoy their Mashed Potato Martinis!
The Mashed Potato Martini Bar was loved by all ages! The younger kids got to feel cool and fancy eating potatoes out of a martini glass. And the adults, especially the Mother of the Bride and the Father of the Groom got to indulge in a filling appetizer after a very busy morning and afternoon! Thanks again to Rivercrest Golf Club for making our wedding day perfect down to the last detail!
xoxo, Food Marriage