These days, it seems that many to-be-married couples are looking for a unique theme to help them celebrate their wedding. If you are still shopping around for a theme for your wedding, why not try going “retro?” Retro weddings are fun to plan, and exciting to attend. If you decide that “retro” is your way to go, you will have fun looking around at meal ideas for your reception that will fit your theme. To get you started, here are five great appetizer recipes that only require three steps, or less. You may want all of these on your retro reception menu!
This classic appetizer is as delicious as it is popular. There is a reason why deviled eggs have been around for so long: they are very tasty! These look great arranged on a pretty platter. This recipe will serve 50 people.
3 stalks finely chopped celery
1 finely chopped onion
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup brown mustard
salt to taste
paprika, for garnish
pepper, for garnish
1. Put eggs into a pot, and add enough cold water to cover them. On high heat, bring to a boil, and then immediately remove from heat. Cover the pot, and let the eggs rest in the hot water for about 10 minutes. Rinse the pot of eggs under cold running water and then peel.
2. After peeling, cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a bowl. Add celery, onion, mayonnaise, brown mustard, and salt to the egg yolks. Mix, and then stuff the egg white halves with the mixture. Sprinkle the paprika and pepper on top of the eggs.
3. Make sure to refrigerate until time to serve.
This simple, retro recipe has been a hit at celebrations for decades. Easy to prepare and loved by all, these stuffed celery look wonderful served next to carrot spears, cucumber slices, and crackers. This recipe will serve 50.
5 bunches of celery
5 (8-oz) packages of cream cheese
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
2 jars green olives, coarsely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1. Cut stalks into approximately 4- inch pieces.
2. Mix remaining ingredients, then use the mixture to fill the celery pieces.
3. Refrigerate until time to serve.
This retro appetizer is as loved now as it was a century ago. Serve it next to chopped vegetables and crackers. This recipe will serve 50.
10 cups shredded cheese of your choice
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups bacon bits
2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups sour cream
1. Mix all ingredients together. Divide mixture into 5 parts.
2. Shape each part into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and leave in refrigerator until time to serve.
Delectable and charming, these little mushrooms will be a hit at your retro wedding reception. Serve them on a pretty platter with toothpick spears to help your guests pick them up. This recipe will serve 50 people.
8 pounds mushrooms, stems removed and chopped
4 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
1 ½ cups bacon bits
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
black pepper for garnish
parmesan cheese for garnish
1. Mix chopped mushroom stems, cream cheese, bacon bits, parmesan cheese, and worcestershire sauce together. Fill mushroom caps with mixture.
2. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle stuffed mushrooms with black pepper and parmesan cheese.
3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until mushrooms are tender, and filling is golden brown (about ½ hour.)
Ambrosia Fruit Cups
Nobody can pass up a retro ambrosia fruit salad. Served in little cups, this treat will please all your guests, and makes as great an appetizer as it does a dessert. This recipe will serve 50.
5 containers whipped cream
10 cups shredded sweetened coconut
5 cans fruit cocktail, drained
5 cans chunk pineapple, drained
5 cans mandarin oranges, drained
10 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp nutmeg
1. Mix all ingredients. Use the mixture to fill plastic serving cups. Top with a cherry if desired.
2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Try them all!
If you are planning a retro-themed wedding, you can’t go wrong with these five easy appetizer recipes. Simple, yet sophisticated, these appetizers will be loved by all!