For the Jewish community, bar and bat mitzvahs are some of the fondest memories. There are many themes implemented into the bar/bat mitzvahs beach themes, candy themes, circus, academy awards and other such ideas. No matter what the theme, you want to make sure the food makes an impression and catering the food for the bar/bat mitzvahs can really help take a lot of the responsibilities. Today, we at Married to Food Catering by Chef Marcel and Jeannie would like to share a few ideas for when you need to plan the next bar/bat mitzvah.
What Food & Drink Menu to Serve at Bar / Bat Mitzvah
Bagels and Lox. You can always find it at the kidush after the services, since this is not usually seen at the party portion of bar/bat mitzvahs.
Mini Hot Dogs. Mini hot dogs are always a hit with the young and old alike. Whether it is a bar mitzvah, wedding, graduation party, and so forth, this is a cocktail hour must-have at any event. There is something about their miniature form that entices hungry party goers. Since you can work off the calories later dancing to Hava Nagila, you can go crazy and find yourself consuming like 10 mini dogs.
Caesar Salad. Making an appearance at my table, Caesar salads are always appreciated among the guests. Because it is probably a good idea to have a vegetable in there between all the carbohydrates and drinks, it is always nice to have the option. Even if the guests drench the salad in fatty dressing, the greens offer a balance.
Strawberry Daiquiris/Shirley Temples. Getting a nice non-alcoholic replacement with a Shirley Temple or strawberry daiquiri. Where many adults prefer the loaded version, the under-age guests an indulgent celebratory drink.
Chocolate Fountain. A chocolate fountain at the party is quite common. Having strawberries, bananas, pretzels, and marshmallows available for dipping makes the chocolate fountain a popular stop.
Bat / Bar Mitzvah Food Stations
In addition to menu items, food stations are often a great hit for catering the bar/bat mitzvah. A food station gives the kids an opportunity to create their own meal since it is more focused than a buffet. Continuing to be a trend, food stations also offers a deeper dive into one particular type of cuisine. While dancing or during games, food can be eaten on the run as well. Below are a few food station ideas.
Asian Dumpling Station: Veggie and beef dumplings, shrimp shumai, and all the fixings paired with soba noodles are exceptional. You have a great on the move food station by using Asian food containers.
Grilled Cheese: Freshly grilled cheese is always a desirable comfort food. Pair this with a warm soup for a delightful option.
Taco Station: Served with a variety of salsas, guacamole, hot sauces, homemade tortilla chips, you can have soft and hard taco shells, ground beef, pulled chicken, refried beans, tomato, shredded lettuce and cheese.
Burgers and Hot Dogs: Seasoned French fries or sweet potato fries goes well with beef and vegetarian sliders, hot dogs, chili, sliced and shredded cheeses.
Mac and Cheese Bar: With a variety of add-ins like bacon, tomatoes, jalapenos and more with creamy mac and cheese is a crowd favorite.
Salad Bar: With a variety of toppings, assorted mixed greens are ideal. For even more intrigue serve the salad in a martini glass!
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