17 Food Bar Ideas
Make your own food bars are a great addition to a birthday party, baby shower, graduation party or even a simple Friday night dinner with friends.
Main course food bar ideas
Who doesn’t love nachos? With a nacho bar, you set everything out and let guests decide what they want piled on top of their crunchy corn chips. Plus, you can use the punny phrase “This is nacho your average party!”
Who doesn’t love pizza? And the toppings are endless! The only thing tricky about this party bar idea is to think through how the pizzas will be baked.
3. Burrito bowls
For a healthy option, whip up chicken and add avocado, peppers, corn, lime, beans, and rice. For more details, check out The Handmade Home.
4. Mashed potato bar
Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Let guests choose from toppings like cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, chives, and mushrooms. The possibilities are endless. image via Imaginary Wedding.
Boil up a variety of noodles and add sauce! See more about how to make a pasta bar at Somewhat Simple.
Breakfast Food Bar Ideas
Gather cranberries, brown sugar, raisins, and nuts and display in glass containers for a simple, hearty breakfast that each person can make their own. Oringially from Echoes of Laughter.
How cure are the plastic buckets filled with cereal and the empty milk carton filled with crepe paper flowers? Plus, who doesn’t love cereal? And the Froot Loop garlands are pretty cute too. Find more at The Purple Pug.
8. Biscuit bar
A biscuit bar would make be perfect for brunch. Bake up the biscuits and add Nutella, honey, jams, and peanut butter. Find out more on Kojo Designs.
For more details, check out Pretty Providence.
Fill a crepe with whatever you please for a sweet or savory crepe. For more check out Kojo Designs.
Dessert Food Bar Ideas
11. Cookie Bar
Cookies are always a good idea and I love that cookies can double as party favors.
This S’more bar is cute and scrumptious! Set everything up in glass cylinders for easy access. See more at Secret Agent Josephine.
13. Candy bar
Display the guest of honors favorite candy in clear containers. Done and done. Image via 27 Pineapples.
Drinks & Snacks
14. Root beer floats
Consider subsisting Root Beer for your fizzy beverage of choice. Coke floats and Sprite plus Sherbet are delicious too. Find out more at A Crafty Spoonful.
15. Banana pops
Simply chop bananas into pieces and supply a ridiculous amount of toppings. Delicious! See more at Bakers Royale.
16. Hot chocolate
Add a hot chocolate party to any winter party for instant fun. There is no wrong topping for a hot chocolate bar. Consider peppermint bites, sprinkles, coconut, marshmallows, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. See more at Kevin and Amanda.
I love that the trail mix supplies is set up in brown paper bags. So sweet and simple. Oringially found at Jacks and Kate.