Wedding Receptions

If you're planning a buffet or sit-down dinner for a wedding reception, start your menu preparations for the perfect occasion here. From finger foods and punch to canapes, cocktails, and cake, our wedding recipes offer delicious ideas for both casual and formal receptions to mark the occasion.

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Wedding Food Gets Wild (Rev Up the Food Trucks!)

Tired of saying "I do" to run-of-the-mill chicken or beef filets at weddings? No need to get cold feet -- brides and grooms are going wild with their menus. According to the Washington Post, wedding food is becoming more personal, with everything from organic options to trendy stuff like food trucks taking center stage at receptions.

Orange-Champagne Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Wow your Christmas guests by serving humble cornmeal cakes that are dressed-up with ground almonds, orange peel, and a lavish champagne-syrup.

Derby Mint Julep

The Food Channel

For an authentic toast to the races, look no further - beware, these cocktails are no joke, but they are sooo good!

Wine Country Cake with Roasted Grapes

Better Homes and Gardens

Use a fruity white wine to make this easy dessert. It needs no frosting--just a little sugar on top.

Petal Tea Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

The petals and leaves of Signet marigolds flavor these cream cheese-filled luncheon sandwiches.

Candy Bar Doughnut Pop

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 15 mins

Cucumber-Lychee Sake

Tyler Florence

Pickled Beet Martini

Tyler Florence

Lavender-Spiced Walnuts

Midwest Living

Bittersweet Chocolate-Bourbon Pops

Fine Cooking Magazine

Dark chocolate and bourbon make for a truly decadent frozen treat. Since the bourbon doesn't get cooked, it's worth splurging on the high-end stuff.

Grape Cocktail

Tyler Florence

Pomegranate Spritzer

Tyler Florence

Cherry-Almond Truffles

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins

Champagne Wedding Cupcakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Champagne Cake, a Midwestern specialty that appears at many special celebrations, is deliciously light-tasting, but possesses a delightfully fine and firm crumb. There's no need to break the bank buying expensive champagne - a 7 or 8 dollar bottle of sparking wine is perfect for these cupcakes.

Wedding Cake Nests

Better Homes and Gardens

To serve 50 guests, make one 10-inch cake and forty-eight 4-inch cakes. You'll have to make the cake and icing recipes five times and the frosting recipe twice.

Pineapple Mojito

Tyler Florence
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