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DIY Waffle Bar

DIY Waffle Bar

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Build Your Own Waffle BarAs 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. 

Materials:

  • Brown Craft Paper Roll
  • Black Marker 
  • Waffles (for the size we used Frozen Waffles)*
  • 2-4 Toasters*
  • Butter
  • Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fruit Toppings (Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Assorted Cut Fruit 
  • Skewers

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. 

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IMG_5651I 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?

Waffle Bar

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22 Comments

  1. June 3, 2015 / 11:26 am

    We do Waffle Night parties, too! 🙂 YUM!

    • June 8, 2015 / 8:19 pm

      Aren’t they the best, Jamie!?

  2. June 3, 2015 / 11:39 am

    This is really cute!! I have done a frozen yogurt bar, but never waffles. Love the idea!

    • June 8, 2015 / 8:19 pm

      Oh, now a frozen yogurt bar would be a blast! I have done a waffle bar and s’mores bar and they were both a hit. I would love to see your yogurt bar!

      • June 9, 2015 / 2:54 pm

        It was before my blogging days… I love the s’mores idea too!!

        • June 15, 2015 / 6:07 pm

          I will have to try a yogurt bar these summer!

  3. June 3, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    This is adorable!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

    • June 8, 2015 / 8:18 pm

      It is so simple and fun for everyone!

  4. DeafWanderlust
    June 3, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    This is a great idea! I love it!

    • June 8, 2015 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Heather! It is so fun!

  5. June 4, 2015 / 7:51 am

    How fun! This would be perfect for when we have company later in the Summer 🙂

    • June 8, 2015 / 8:17 pm

      Yes it was a blast Ashley! I did a S’mores bar which is perfect for an inside camping experience!

  6. June 5, 2015 / 10:56 am

    this is a fabulous idea!!

  7. Ashleigh
    June 9, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Such a cool and fun idea! I think kids would love this for a sleepover, too! Thank you for sharing…pinned!! xx

    • June 15, 2015 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you Ashleigh! If your kids like this for a sleepover, they will definitely love my s’mores bar!