When the wedding cake has been cut, the dancing is underway and the party is in full swing, your revelers will start to get peckish again. Your evening reception is your chance to wow your guests with some fun, delicious food that will banish the late-night munchies and get your guests re-fuelled and on the dance floor in no time.

No boring buffet snacks – here are my favourite ideas for fun evening wedding food…

Kebab Stop

Lamb Kofta Kebab Skewers

The chaps all love this. Platters of spicy lamb kofta skewers, bowls of falafel served with hummus and tatziki, and baskets of flatbreads and salads of sliced red onion and tomatoes.

Baked Potatoes

Another simple but delicious offering. Perfectly baked potatoes – all crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle – served with chilli, coleslaw, baked beans and cheese, or just oozing with butter.

Make Your Own Hot Dog

Gourmet sausages skewered, bowls of fried onions and bowls of coleslaw, served with bottles of French’s American mustard, tomato sauce and baskets of assorted hot dog rolls.

Indian Takeaway

Indian Takeaway Food

Bowls of onion bhajis, samosas, pakoras, and skewers of chicken tikka, with piles of nan breads, poppadoms, lime pickle, mango chutney and raita.

Chinese Deli

Assorted noodles with crispy chicken or beef, bottles of sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce for dressing, served in cardboard takeaway-style boxes with chopsticks.

Ploughman’s Table

Great for a country wedding. Truckles and half truckles of local cheeses, platters of thick sliced home cooked gammon, baskets of homemade pork pies, assorted rustic breads, pickles, chutneys and farmhouse butter.

Chip Butties

Chip Butties

It’s that simple! Bowls of hot chips, Maldon salt, and Sarson’s vinegar, with baskets of bread rolls and butter, bowls of ketchup, brown sauce and mayonnaise. Irresistible after 10pm.

Guest post by Karen Kemp of Kemp and Kemp Catering

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