More and more, couples are including a Good Night Station at the end of their reception for their guests’ enjoyment. With the wedding menus at Majestic Gardens, we always include chocolate covered strawberries as a good night treat but many couples incorporate additional goodies for their guests.
The Krispy Kreme donut favor send-off was a trend set by Gwen Steffani and still remains popular but today there are many different options. For the past couple of years, the biggest trend has been the candy bar and pastry favor buffet.
What is great about these stations is that they can be color coordinated to match your wedding colors and you can include your favorite selections. Guests love the edible favor buffets and always comment that they are a great send-off.
For a different twist, you can add the classic Good Night Station which includes a display of fresh hot coffee, hot tea or an ice cold bottle of water together with a small bag of heart-shaped cookies or chocolates. By switching from a hot to a cold beverage, this station works year round.
If you are having a fall or winter wedding reception, the Good Night Station can be modified to include mini donuts and hot chocolate which are always a welcome treat on a cool evening. For a summer wedding reception, you can have traditional ice cream sandwiches and popsicles served to your guests with bottled water.
Another great idea is to have fresh bagels with cream cheese available for your guests as they depart. The bagels are packaged in bags labeled with your name and date, and make a great breakfest for the next morning. With the bagels, you can include a variety of mini bagels or for a really special treat, you can include a half dozen of bagels (usually two plain, two poppy and two sesame) with ½ lb of cream cheese for each couple. For couples having a Saturday evening reception, the bagels can be paired with the early edition of the Sunday paper.
While there are many ideas that can be incorporated into a Good Night Station, one thing is for certain, whatever you select will be appreciated by your guests.