Party Panache, Food Bar Ideas

We love an excuse for a party or get together

and love to entertain

Over Labor Day we enjoyed a Hot Dog Bar

It was so much fun!

I started thinking about other Food Bars we’ve done

and rounded them up to share with you~

inspirations for upcoming fall and holiday gatherings!

Just click on the recipe title to go to the post with the recipe~

Here are some blasts from the past

Grits Bar

We did this one Christmas and family helped themselves

to baked cheese grits and could select toppings of

grilled shrimp, BBQ pulled pork, asparagus,

mushrooms and bacon

Taco Soup Bar

A slow cooker pot of taco soup

with grated cheese, onions, sour cream,

shredded lettuce and tortilla chips

Spring Charcuterie Spread

Veggies and dip, Pimiento Cheese with scoop fritos,

pistaschio nuts, Bacon Jam & Asparagus Rolls

ham biscuits, grilled lamp lollipops,

and Lemon Cheesecake Tartlets

Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

Salad with a variety of toppings,

homemade Green Goddess Dressing,

and Puff Pastry Breadsticks

Festive Fajita Bar

All the fixings for fajitas plus margaritas!

Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board Buffet Bar

A variety of cheeses, crackers, salami, pigs in a blanket,

grapes, pesto tortellini, cucumbers, chips and dip

Bloody Mary Brunch Bar

Featuring a Fresh Peach Cake,

Bleu Cheese Pepper Poppers,

bagels, hard boiled eggs

Tea Party Buffet

Store bought small bites arranged in teacups

and on pedestals for a wow presentation

Tapas in the Vineyard

Grapes and fresh figs,

Spinach and Artichoke pastries {bought from frozen section}

Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes

a variety of nuts, cheese, bread and wine

Popcorn Bar

Popcorn with a wide variety of seasonings and toppings

Merry Mimosa Bar

Champage, orange juice, cranberry juice and berries for garnishing

Trick or Treat Buffet

A spooky candy spread with Halloween treats and sweets!

I also had an idea for an International Lettuce Wrap Bar

A spread of International fillings to wrap in lettuce or tortillas

Asian Cashew Chicken, Pimiento Cheese,

Taco Lettuce Crunch Wrap

Pulled Pork with Roasted Vegetables

Short Ribs with Snow Pea Slaw

Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Paste

How about a Burger Bar with sliders, toppings and fries…

or maybe a Pasta bar

with a variety of pasta types, sauces, meats, and veggies…

or a Potato Bar with baked or mashed potatoes

and lots of crazy toppings…

I hope you’re inspired to try having a Food Bar,

such a fun way to entertain!

Endless Possibilities!

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27 Responses to “Party Panache, Food Bar Ideas”
  1. Jenna, you are amazing in the kitchen. The food bars are perfect and I would be delighted to be a guest for any of these! Happy Sunday!

  2. Gosh, I think I’d better have a party!

  3. Some really excellent ideas! I love esp. the Taco soup bar 🙂

  4. Love-love-love that football field cutting board:@)

  5. Kari says:

    Perfect Jenna…..and yes please on all your wonderful food bar presentations. If one is not inspired, their eyes are closed. 🙂 Thanks for the suggestions!
    Hugs my friend

  6. lghiggins says:

    Oh my goodness! You have certainly had a variety of food bars, and they are perfect for game time. My eye was drawn to the grits bar. I have never been able to get my family interested in grits. My daddy whom I adored made me a grits lover by telling me “they won’t let you in Alabama if you don’t eat grits.” 😉

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Woo hoo! Girl, can you COOK! Wow, what a wonderful array of great food! You sure can do it up right! Your family gathering / parties always have terric food and I bet evryone is always stuffed, hehe.

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you always have the most wonderful ideas for entertaining! All of these food bars sound delicious and look like so much fun. I don’t think I could chose a favorite! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  9. Nancy says:

    Okay! These are all perfect ideas for many entertaining parties to come! Thank you!

  10. Mary says:

    Bars are such a fun and easy way to entertain Jenna! I especially love the grits bar. ♥

  11. We’ve done burger bars before but I love the hot dog bar idea! And all the others!

  12. helenfern says:

    I absolutely love the way you set your presentation! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  13. The food bars are amazing. I love buffets where guests can help themselves. You have shared some fabulous food ideas. I am happy to feature your glorious food bar ideas at Love Your Creativity.

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