As the Collegiate Alumnae Chair, one of my responsibilities is to host four different events throughout the year for our members to network and meet with the alums. It is a great way to stay in contact and see the changes throughout history. This year I decided the best event to host that would coincide with another event we were having would be to have a brunch. I wanted to do something completely different than what has been done in the past. What better way to throw a brunch than with a DIY waffle bar?
It was so much fun planning this event and it was one of the first big events that I coordinated myself. With an attendance of over 250+ women all in a house built in 1913, I was ready for the challenge.
- Brown Craft Paper Roll
- Black Marker
- Waffles (for the size we used Frozen Waffles)*
- 2-4 Toasters*
- Whipped Cream
- Fruit Toppings (Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas)
- Chocolate Chips
- Assorted Cut Fruit
I decided to set the waffle bar up in an assembly line format against the wall. I am very cohesive and I like consistency with the white dishes. I also set up a couple of flower bouquets for color. I wish that the location was located near natural light as well as a bigger venue, but I worked with it.
I decided to purchase a bunch of extra fruit to make fruit skewers for those that wanted a more healthier option. What are fruit skewers without my famous fruit dip? (Okay, maybe not my personal recipe, but hey its only two ingredients!) Just mix an 8 ounce package of cream cheese with a 15 ounce jar of marshmallow cream and POOF–that’s some deliciousness!
I also thought some yogurt parfait cups with plain vanilla yogurt, granola, and fruit added a nice touch to our assortment and it gave us some variety.
* If I had to plan this event again and had a smaller party, I would make waffle batter beforehand (instead of frozen waffles) and grab a couple of waffle makers (instead of toasters) so that the waffles were fresh!
This event was definitely a hit! I can’t wait to share with you my S’mores Bar!
Have you hosted a waffle bar?