Wedding, Mitzvah & Event Catering Trends

Top 8 Trends in Food & Drinks for Weddings, Bat & Bar Mitzvahs and Kosher Events

Industry experts share the hottest trends in wedding and bat & bar mitzvah catering.

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One of the major forces in weddings and bat & bar mitzvahs is personalization, and catering is no exception.  Menus are showcasing the bride and groom or child’s taste, style, culture, and creativity. Food and presentation can also support the event theme.

1. Food Design & Presentation

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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Cake Ideas & Trends

5 Most Popular Types of Bat & Bar Mitzvah Party Cakes

Industry experts share the most popular trends in bat & bar mitzvah cakes.

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Bar & Bat Mitzvah Cake Ideas - Butterfly CakesCake by Exquisite Caterers

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Party Food Trend – Interactive Action Stations

Party food is all about being innovative and delicious – the less predictable the better! Jewish celebrations – weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs and brises – are moving away from the typical Kosher catering food choices and presentations. Trendy cuisine options for your special event menu are being served in innovative and fun ways.  The experts at The Original Jem Caterers share the latest trends in kosher party food.

“Grab & Go” Appetizers & Interactive Food Stations

Jem Caterers Pass Around Shooters

Pass Around Shooters from The Original Jem Caterers

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

A DIY Hot Cocoa Table is the perfect ending for your winter wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or holiday party!

Hot Chocolate Bar DIY

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

This Gourmet Hot Chocolate Station, featured on Hostess With The Mostess, lets guests add homemade peppermint, chocolate, and vanilla marshmallows (view recipe).  The bar also features a decorative bottle of rum that adult guests can use to create a delicious hot toddy!

Other fun toppings can incude doughnuts, cookies, chocolate, mint chocolate (thin mints), pies and tarts.  I actually can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be amazing with a good cup of hot chocolate.  Be creative and enjoy! READ MORE ......

How to Set Up a Candy Buffet – Featuring A Candy Store

4 Steps to an Irresistible DIY Candy Dessert Bar!

Candy Buffet - Rock Candy Bar

Rock Candy Buffet

With all of the elaborate (and pricey) details that go into planning a wedding or bat/bar mitzvah,  it’s refreshing when a a trend comes along that’s fun, easy, and budget friendly.  This is never more true than with candy buffets.  With a few coordinated jars, several bags of candy, and a bit of decor, you can easily create an eye catching display and give your guests a fun treat. READ MORE ......

Let Them Eat Candy Cake

Candy Bar Cake

Candy Bar Cake

9 Fun Ideas for Candy Cakes

With all the sophisticated sweets that typically make an appearance at a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah, sometimes…Nothing compares to good, old-fashioned candy!

If candy is what you really want, don’t fight the urge. Candy cakes are fun and easy to make – not to mention delicious  They’re also pretty budget friendly, whether you make it yourself (family fun day!) or decide to order one. If you are not particularly crafty, try these easy instructions from Monica of the blog Lick the Bowl. Kosher candy can be used for a kosher candy cake.

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Dessert Tables with an Unexpected Surprise

Dessert brings out the kid in all of us.  There are plenty of moments in a wedding to be grown up and sophisticated, but dessert isn’t one of them.  The latest trend in weddings and bat & bar mitzvahs is to complement traditional dessert items with unexpected surprises!

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Combination

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Unexpected Pairing

Wedding Cake & Candy Apple Unexpected Pairing

Now that fall is here, you and your guests can enjoy classic seasonal favorites.  This dessert bar from Pink Cake Box gives you wedding cake and candy apples. READ MORE ......

Winter Wedding & Mitzvah Trend: Soup Shooters

Fall is here, meaning cool and brisk winter weather is right around the corner. The best way to mourn the loss of summer is with a nice delicious cup of soup!  But not just any cup of soup!  Soup Shooters are an elegant twist on cocktail hour that solves a few problems.  They eliminate the soup course that often ends up being wasted.  Instead, your wedding & mitzvah guests can sip them while they mingle without the need for a table or a spoon.  The perfect soup shooter is a combination of novelty in presentation and convenient party food.

Chilled Pea Soup Shooters

Chilled Pea Soup Shooters

At first glance, you think some interesting adult cocktail is being passed around.  They’re bright, colorful, perhaps they look fruity.  But you couldn’t be more wrong.  These Chilled Pea Soup Shooters from Klee Brasserie Restaurant are garnished with a perfect sliver of cheese. READ MORE ......

WOW Guests with Topiary Centerpieces & Candy Topiaries

A topiary is typically a shrub that has been trained into a defined shaped.  It has inspired a decor craze that is popping up at weddings, bat mitzvahs and parties everywhere!  It basically starts with Styrofoam shapes of either balls or squares, and from there it can be just about any material or color that a crafty imagination can dream up.  What makes it an especially popular crafting project is that it is relatively easy to get great results with minimal expense.

Rock Candy Topiary

Rock Candy Topiary by Fete Fanatic

Flower Topiaries

Flower topiaries are classy and beautiful.  You can use silk or real flowers.  If you choose real flowers, soak the Styrofoam ball in water to keep the blooms fresh.  Making fresh flower topiaries is a bit more involved.

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Party Trend – Dessert Skewers & Candy Kebobs

It’s no secret – guests love food served on a stick!  Teriyaki chicken skewers, vegetable kebobs, cake pops – there’s just something fun and whimsical about eating off a stick.  So it should be no surprise that the latest bat & bar mitzvah and party trend is Dessert on a Stick!  We’re talking Dessert Kebobs, Cake Skewers & Candy Kebobs – Your guests’ favorite desserts skewered together for a mouth-watering crowd pleaser!

Party Cake Skewers

Dessert Kebobs

Almost any type of dessert or cake can be skewered together for a fun and unique kosher dessert. This cute idea from eighteen25 stacks a rice krispie treat, mini strawberry cupcake, mini powdered donut, mini chocolate cupcake and another rice krispie treat. READ MORE ......