No Drinks Reception Allowed? What About This!

So we're hoping the news on Monday will bring us hope, but for those of you that are still a little cautious let's make it work in our favour!

I've got some great ideas to really bring to life your drinks reception, where the current government guidelines aren't really helping us over here in the UK. We're not allowed to go and get a drink at the bar, we're not allowed to mingle and we're not really allowed canapés because of the risk, so I've got 6 fun ideas that keep within the guidelines.

Grazing Cups

A lot of people have been on the grazing board trend the last couple of years, myself included because they just look epic, and with canapés being a no go due to the risk of passing them around to everyone, I have seen caterers combine the two and create grazing cups!

They're individual cup size portions filled with cheese and charcuterie or crudités which is easy to pick at during the drinks reception whilst you're sat down enjoying your drink. Not to mention they look super cute! And a perfect little teaser before sitting down for the wedding breakfast.


Another food idea is to create smore fire-pits, a great way to keep everyone out in the open, in a ventilated area so that your guests do not have to wear masks and it's a little bit more relaxed.

Create little areas with hay bales socially distanced around large fire-pits and then each guest can get their own DIY smores kit, they can then socialise around the fire toasting their own marshmallows whilst enjoying their drink.

Mr & Mrs Quiz

If you're having to have an indoor drinks reception where the rules are more strict, then why not entertain all your guests with a Mr & Mrs Quiz, this could be on the individual tables that guests are sat at or you could get everyone involved.