Waffles (made or frozen)
Pint-size canning jars with lids and rings
Goodies, like syrup, whip cream, fruit, or candies
An early wedding usually means an early reception. For that, you probably won’t find too many people lining up to get cake pops, fondant, and other sugary foods. But what will earn the interest of your guests are waffles. Perfect for breakfast, great for brunch, the waffles don’t have to be ordinary, or served on a plate. They can be so spectacular that they’ll not only be the breakfast but they’ll also be the dessert – and the party favors.
Foods and drinks, served in canning jars, are so appropriate for a country or an outdoor wedding. Most everything has been served in them, from cake, to cupcakes, to pie. But most people haven’t served waffles in jars because they think waffles belong on plates. And, they do, but for your wedding, they’ll be delicious and darling when served in canning jars.
Review your options and then create the waffle jars that you like for your reception. You can mix the waffles yourself, and make them full size, or make them about as large around as the top of a canning jar. If you make the larger ones, they can be torn into pieces, and put into the jars. Another option is to toast frozen waffles. They can be cut into sections and used like that.
Start with a waffle piece and put it in the bottom of the jar. Add maple syrup, strawberry syrup, blueberry syrup, or another type. Instead of pancake syrup you can dowse the waffle with chocolate syrup. Omitting syrup altogether, you can put in a spoonful of jelly, marshmallow cream, honey, or even whip cream. Add another waffle, and more goodies, and continue like that until you get close to the mouth of the jar.
Some guests might prefer to make their own waffle desserts or party favors. In that case, set up a waffle bar. Put out canning jars – along with their lids and rings – and guests can fix the waffles the way they like them. Some things to put on the waffle bar include small candies, ice cream toppings (like strawberry or caramel), mini marshmallows, cookie crumbles, frosting, butter, chocolate chips, and fruit pieces.
There are so many different waffle jars that can be made ahead of time unless you’ll be letting guests make their own. Either way, for an early wedding reception, most of your guests will probably prefer the waffles to cake pops or a candy bar. Instead of waffle jars try pancake jars. They’re all delectable!