Dancing all night long can certainly build up an appetite. More and more brides and grooms are offering a delicious taste of their love in the form of late-night snacks as the band or DJ winds down. We love that more and more brides and grooms are providing late night snacks because, let’s be real, with all of the day’s excitement and a bumping dance floor calling your name, you probably didn’t eat much of your dinner. To keep the party going late into the night, bite-sized snacks are the way to go.

These reception additions don’t have to be elaborate but they do add that extra bit of oomph to your event, and your guests’ energy levels! Whether your idea of the perfect late-night snack includes a sugar rush or a plateful of your favorite savories, we promise that reception treats will be a hit with every person in attendance. Think cookies, donuts, soft pretzels or head toward more substantial snack food like French fries, sliders or grilled cheese & tomato soup.

While there are no hard and fast rules to follow when choosing your your late-night wedding snacks, we’ve compiled a few guidelines that may point you in the right direction.

  1. Keep your snacks simple by sticking to uncomplicated recipes. Leave the fancy trimmings for cocktail hour apps.
  2. Make sure your treats are bite-sized (or hand-held) and allow for quick clean up. This means nothing that requires cutlery, although toothpicks aren’t a bad idea.
  3. Choose something can be served on a tray so your servers are able to deliver your snacks to the dance floor (and maybe join the conga line in the process).

When it comes to serving late-night snacks, think 10:00 pm or later. The open bar might have closed, but that’s no excuse to call it a night. Happy wedding (snacking)

Looking for a few ideas to get you started?