Crowd-Winning Cocktail Hour Appetizers


While brides spend hours perseverating over details pertaining to stationary, favors and invitation fonts, it’s the food that your guests will truly remember when the sun sets on your wedding day. And the food memories start the second after you say “I do” — at cocktail hour.

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing what you’ll serve for passed hors d’oeuvres. After all, you need to have variety and vegetarian options, while ensuring the fare is widely liked, bite size, finger friendly and relatively easy to eat. Perhaps the most important piece of advice we can offer when selecting your nosh is to turn to what you as a couple truly enjoy. Do you love BBQ? What about Mexican? If you’re more casual, down-home eaters, then steer clear of frou-frou foie gras or pickled quail eggs. Also, look to your wedding theme for inspiration. If you plan to tie the knot in brisk November, a chilled gazpacho shooter is amiss. Think hot meatballs, warm soup shots, etc.

Here are numerous nibbles that are sure to be a home run during your cocktail hour — some classics, some modern twists, all a hit.

CAPRESE SKEWERS

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CHICKEN SATAY W/ PEANUT SAUCE

Appetizers for a party - The best wedding passed appetizers - Thrillist Nation
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MEATBALLS

55 Savory Fall Wedding Appetizers | HappyWedd.com
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SHRIMP COCKTAIL

mini shrimp cocktail - Wedding Ideas, Wedding Trends, and Wedding Galleries
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BRUSCHETTA

Bruschetta topped with feta cheese and pesto. A simple and classic appetiser for a cocktail menu. This inspired me, as I love to eat bruschetta as an entree dish.
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TACOS, POR FAVOR

LATE NIGHT SNACK - 2nd Choice  I love the idea of little tacos but if we go with picnic-y foods like burgers fries and pizza I don't know if tacos will work.
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MINI BACON CHEESEBURGERS

Burger Spears  Looking to beef up your cocktail-hour lineup? More elegant than a slider and neater than a full-size bacon  cheeseburger, this is a fun, easy-to-eat riff on America's most iconic menu choice.
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SUSHI ROLLS

Napkins are a must when serving these elaborate sushi rolls as wedding appetizers.
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WATERMELON, FETA & MINT SKEWERS

Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers #summer #appetizer #recipe
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CHICKEN & WAFFLES

Botanical Garden Style Brooklyn Wedding from Amaranth Photography - wedding catering idea
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OYSTER SHOOTERS

Delight your wedding guests with oysters on the half shell.
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POPCORN O’ PLENTY

Popcorn bar... So cute!  -- easy, unique, and it's something your guests will LOVE.
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CLASSIC GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP

Eat This: 13 Itsy bitsy edibles  #winter #warmers #food www.dropdeadgorgeousdaily.com
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