Lemon Meringue ShootersServing party food in shooters is becoming popular for social events and wedding receptions … from hors d’oeuvres to buffet dinners. Serving in shooters can give a special elegance to any food. For example in the first collage below, the French Fries look much more appetizing than if they were in one big container. In the shooters they are “elevated”! And tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches are taken to new heights, as well.

Serving beverages in shooters is something you’ve probably seen before, but there are ideas that are new, as well. Strawberry milkshakes with a decorative straw look elegant and hot chocolate shooters with mini donuts make an original treat. The last photo in the second collage is a different twist on a shooter … using a salt-rimmed lime to serve a Margarita shot! That will be a treat that your guests will likely talk about long after the wedding day!

Desserts are perfect for being served in shooters. Sometimes a huge piece of cake is more than most people want, nowadays. But a small shooter-filled goodie can be just the right size!

Shooters work well for vegetables, soup and shrimp

Mini Burgers and Fries, Vegetable Beef Soup, Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Shrimp, and Variety of Vegetables.

A Variety of Beverages in Shooteres

Strawberry Milkshake, Chocolate Milkshake and S’Mores, Hot Chocolate and Mini Donuts and Margarita Shots in Lime Shooters.

Dessert shooters

Banana Pudding, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Meringue Pie, and S’Mores.

Update 2014: I have added a new post on this subject … more ideas!

For more ideas for wedding reception food and beverage, see our Wedding Food and Beverage Pinterest Board.

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Photo Credits: myrecipes.com, pizzazzerie.com, finefrostings.com, honestcooking.com, vowsandcake.tumblr.com, stylemepretty.com, robertandkathleen.com/blog, and hostessblog.com, Source for Last Photo in First Collage – Vegetable Shooters from Nieta Gates at NJ Gates Events, Chicago, IL