Dreamy Menus: Cocktail Hours & Receptions Menus

At Dream Events & Catering, we LOVE a creative cocktail hour menu. There’s something about those little bites that just brings out our chef’s creative juices. Let’s face it: finger food is just fun!

We’ve come up with many cocktail menu ideas over the years that it’s hard to choose just a few favorites. Luckily, our catering team can help you create your own unique cocktail or reception menu featuring the flavors you love most. Bon appetit!

Ancho Spiced Shrimp & Grits

Just because your reception menu features small bites and easy-to-eat plates doesn’t mean the food can’t be filling! Our ancho spiced shrimp & grits are a great southern cocktail menu item, with just the right amount of heat. And when you plate them beautifully, they help enhance the design of your event, too.

Photo by Nicola Harger Photography

Petite Lobster Corn Dog

Think corn-dogs can’t get their own gourmet twist? Think again. Our petite lobster corn dogs have been the hit of every event! They’re unique, easy to eat and absolutely delicious: the three musts of a perfect cocktail menu item.

Photo by Jen & Chris Creed

Ahi Tuna Wonton

These sophisticated ahi tuna wontons look beautiful as passed appetizers or at a menu station. Each little bite is packed with fresh flavors, and the wonton wrapper keeps every taste neat and tidy while adding a delicious crunch to each bite. Wontons make a great fit for a gourmet cocktail hour menu, whether passed or plated.

Photo by Erin Lee Allender

Hot Chicken Bao

Fresh new flavors and unique international cuisine has become increasingly popular on our cocktail and reception menus. A bao is a unique cocktail menu option your guests will love. Our hot chicken bao infuses classic Nashville flavors into these delicious Asian buns, resulting in a unique fusion finger food.

Photo by Jen and Chris Creed


Looking for more creative cocktail menu ideas? Reach out to the Dream Team at hello@dreameventsandcatering.com.