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Trail Mix Bar: Cute Cocktail Bar Accompaniment

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If you plan to have a cocktail bar for your wedding reception and wanted some sort of snack to go with it, what’s better than trail mix? Here is a wonderful trail mix bar idea that you can create fairly easily to accompany your cocktail bar.

What You’ll Need: 

Various containers to hold foods.

Trail mix ingredients. Think pretzels, chex mix cereal, peanuts, cashews, raisins, chocolate candies, rye bread, caramel popcorn, dried pineapples, dates, etc.

Mini tongs for serving.

Saucers or guest plates, cups, bags or bowls.

It’s super simple to set up. All you have to do is fill each container with a type of food and place it on the buffet table or bar. Leave a little sign so guests know to mix their own perfect blend of trail mix. It’s also a good idea to attach tiny name cards to each food that identifies the food. That’s it! Dress up the table with whatever sort of linen and décor you want.

Trail Mix Bar

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If you want to add some pizzazz, you can create tiny containers with various sauces that would be great dippers for the trail mix. Mustard sauce, ranch or even barbecue sauce all go wonderfully with trail mix. You don’t need a large bar to assemble this adorable idea; just a simple surface that will hold all your goodies.

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4 Tips for Making Your Reception a Hit

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Chances are, you’ve stressed over how to make your reception absolutely perfect. It’s the little details that come together to create an overall wonderful wedding reception. While planning your own reception, keep these 4 tips in mind for making your reception a hit.

Centerpieces

Keep centerpieces low so guests can communicate across the tables. If the centerpieces are tall or large around, it will be more difficult for guests to see or talk to each other. This can be an annoyance, so it’s best to avoid it.

Centerpieces

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Wedding Centerpiece

Family Dynamics

Pay close attention to family dynamics when planning your seating chart. It wouldn’t be a good idea to place two family members who don’t get along at the same table. Also, if a family member is particularly shy, sit them at a table with a more outgoing person rather than another shy individual.

Seating Chart

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Seating Arrangement

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Older Family Members

You might want to make special considerations for elder family members. For instance, placing them closest to the restrooms is a good idea, so they won’t need to walk far. Also, it’s best to sit them farther away from the DJ speakers and at a table with someone who will be helpful should the elder family members need something.

Reception Seating

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Avoiding the Awkward

You can avoid awkward situations and periods of inactivity by enlisting help. Having your bridesmaids act as hostesses can ensure that everyone knows where the restrooms are, that everyone has been given something to drink or eat, and that everyone is having a great time.

Bridesmaids

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Using these tips, you can make sure your wedding reception is a hit and everyone has a lot of fun.

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