Let’s admit it—everything tastes better on a stick. There’s just something about skewers, toothpicks and Popsicle sticks that make food more easy and enjoyable. At weddings, it’s just as easy to prepare these dishes. We’ll take a look at some appetizers, main course options, and desserts - all that can be served on a stick!
Let’s start with some on-the-stick appetizers.
Caprice Salad...on a stick
This Caprice salad option featured on Terry’s Table is simple, fresh, and fantastic as a meatless option for guests. All you need are grape tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and a basil leaf skewered on a toothpick splashed with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Sandwiches...on a stick
Photo from Panini Happy
Finger sandwiches are a light option for guests as well, and can be easily customized according to taste. Sandwich skewers can include toasted bread, tomatoes, lettuce, and a variety of meats and cheeses, or even just a simple grilled cheese.
Turkey Meatballs… on a stick
Photo from Gina's Skinny Recipes
SkinnyTaste is a website that features low-fat, family recipes. Their Southwest turkey meatball recipe and creamy cilantro dipping sauce is the perfect one-bite appetizer. The full recipe can be found for southwest turkey meatballs can be found here, but a few of the main ingredients include lean, ground turkey, jalapeño, and bread crumbs.
Main course options are typically heavier than appetizers, so using full skewers is a good measure for the amount of food served.
Photo from Food Network
For those new to the grill, Food Network features an exclusive how-to on kebabs, giving recipes for over 50 different kebab recipes, including beef satay, buccaneer pork with pineapple, and grilled margarita chicken skewers. They also include simple step-by-step instructions for proper grilling and serving techniques. Here is a link to the full list of recipes.
One of the sweetest parts of a wedding is the dessert, and serving dessert on a stick is a fun way for guests to interact and enjoy the last part of their meal.
Fruit… on a stick
Photo from Family Fresh Cooking
In terms of fresh fruit as a dessert, there are endless possibilities. Family Fresh Cooking displays chocolate-dipped spiced fruit on a stick as appetizers. Fruit can be individually placed on sticks, like this watermelon, or as a variety in frozen kebabs.
Deserts...on a stick
The Decorated Cookie Blog dedicates an entire section of their website to desserts on sticks, including a couple of different takes on the classic s’mores recipe.
There are also some great ideas and recipes for cookies on a stick, especially these fantastic fondant gerbera daisies
Cupcakes… on a stick
Finally, Sweet Paul gives a classic dessert a modern twist by placing cupcakes on skewers. His website includes a recipe for 12 large or 24 miniature cupcakes.