10 Self-Serve Food and Drink Stations Your Guests Will LOVE

By Jeanette Morelan on April 25, 2016

Whether you’re hosting a full-blown reception or a casual brunch with friends, self-serve stations are your new best friend. These trendy bar setups make for a great focal centerpiece—and a simple, efficient way to appease a hungry (or thirsty) crowd in a hurry.


DIY Mimosa Bar

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What's a brunch gathering without mimosas? A variety of juices, fresh fruit and champagne are all you need to set the tone for celebration.

Sweet Phi


DIY Taco Bar

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Bring the fiesta to your backyard with this full-service taco bar—complete with on-theme cocktails and dessert!

Wedding Chicks


DIY Waffle Bar

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For the easiest breakfast (or dessert) bar, make a big batch of waffles and set out your favorite sweet toppings. You could even throw in some savory additions, or set your guests up to make waffle sandwiches.

Veronica Yem


Ice Cream Parlor Bar

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Throw it back to the good old days with this DIY Ice Cream Parlor. Guests will love fixing their own sweet treats, and you'll love the simple cleanup.

Eat Drink Chic


Grilled Cheese Party Bar

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Ain't no party like a grilled cheese party? Celebrate your favorite fromage with a variety of sandwich breads and plenty of interesting condiments.

Oh Happy Day


How To Host A Biscuit Bar

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Give your guests a taste of Southern charm with mounds of fluffy biscuits, served alongside gravy, ham and a variety of sweet and savory spreads.

Southern Bite


DIY Guacamole Bar

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Take your guac obsession to the next level with this DIY guacamole bar. Guests can customize their own bowl of 'mole by mixing in their favorite ingredients—and then piling on their snacks of choice.

Averie Cooks


Brunch Bellini Bar

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To create the loveliest of libations, blend together a variety of fruit purees, then set up a self-serve stations where your guests can mix and match with sparkling wine.

How Sweet Eats


DIY Bloody Mary Bar

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Be sure to stock this bar with plenty of booze as well as everyone's favorite garnishes—olives, pickles, celery, bacon and beyond.

Garden and Gun


Self-Serve Pie Bar

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Skip the fussy layer cake, and surprise your guests with a little slice of heaven! A self-serve pie buffet will be a guaranteed hit.

Wedding Chicks