The best snack and drink ideas for a bachelorette party provide low-calorie and indulgent treats so that both dieters and non-dieters can enjoy the celebration. It is important to take dieting guests into consideration, since "dieting for the wedding" is a common practice. A menu that contains beverages and finger foods not only allows guests to choose their own portions, it keeps everyone mobile and socializing.
Fruit and cool drinks are ideal if you want to plan a bachelorette party menu with a tropical theme. Pineapple spears, melon balls and tropical fruit salad provide refreshing snacks. Fried coconut shrimp, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and sweet potato fries provide filling snacks with a tropical touch. Nonalcoholic drinks can range from lemon water and iced tea to virgin strawberry daiquiris and tropical fruit punch. Alcoholic drinks can include pina coladas, mango margaritas and pineapple martinis.
You can add a regal air to your party with a formal menu inspired by an old-fashioned tea party. A variety of hot/cold coffee/tea beverages with a full serving of condiments, such as cream and lemon, are expected refreshments for a teatime theme. Other beverages can include cucumber water, mint iced tea, raspberry lemonade and diet soda.
Light finger-sandwich selections include herb-shrimp and watercress sandwiches, cucumber turkey sandwiches and grilled eggplant and tomato sandwiches. Indulgent finger sandwiches include cream cheese and lox sandwiches and bacon and artichoke parmesan sandwiches. Other "teatime" snacks include fruits or veggies with dip, brie with crackers, mini muffins and mini croissants.
Traditional summer dishes can be used for a bachelorette party with a picnic-inspired menu. Filling finger foods can include fried chicken, buffalo wings, mini slider cheeseburgers and ham and cheese finger sandwiches. Light finger foods can include mini corn-on-the-cob, tuna salad finger sandwiches and grape and melon ball kabobs. Chilled drinks can include water, lemonade, iced tea, soda and diet soda.
Using fresh organic ingredients creates spa-inspired refreshments for your party. Flavored waters, such as lemon water and cucumber water, provide a healthy beverage with a refreshing taste. Fruit smoothies made with fresh fruit, organic yogurt and ice make a filling health beverage. Spa snacks can include cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices, ginger-baked baby carrots, herb-stuffed mushrooms, raspberry watercress wraps and mult-grain crackers with spinach dip.
You may want to bring a spicy feel to your bachelorette party with a western/southwestern menu. Substantial snacks can include spicy chicken wings, mini apple pies, cornbread muffins, jalapeno poppers, butter rolls and mini chipotle quesadillas. Light snacks can include lemon-drizzled apple slices, mini whole-wheat muffins, salsa with baked corn chips and veggie sticks. Basic drinks can include water, lemonade, iced tea, apple juice, apple cider and sarsaparilla (root beer) soda. Alcoholic drinks can include lime margaritas, whiskey and coke, rum and coke and cold beer.
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