Mashed Potato Bar Latest Wedding Food Craze

mashed potato bar

The mashed potato bar is one wedding trend that I love. I’ve always had a thing for mashed potatoes (who doesn’t?) and the thought of drenching them in a medley of delicious toppings is so much fun! (Check out these other options for food stations at your wedding.)

Here’s the low-down on the mashed potato bar:

The mashed potatoes are usually served in martini glasses. Hence the name, mashtini.

mashed potato station

Guests apply toppings themselves to create their own mashtinis.

Fixens might include:

sour cream
red peppers

The options are endless!

You can also have themed mashtinis. If you love Mexican food, have a Mexican mashed potato bar. If Mediterranean is more your thing, have plenty of feta, olives and tomatoes on hand for a Mediterranean mashed potato bar.

If you don’t have a mashed potato bar at your wedding, why not serve mashtinis at your wedding shower or rehearsal dinner?


Photo One: Sarapweav (Flickr); PhotoTwo: Maddycakes Muse

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  1. Posted by Debra on February 17th, 2011 at 3:32pm

    A recent conference I attended had a mashed potato bar. What an awesome idea! I'm determined to have one at my wedding this fall!
  2. Posted by Kim on February 17th, 2011 at 6:30pm

    I went to a bridal show and they had those! they were really cool! To bring a southern element to our wedding in Sept. i'm going to take a cue from the mashtini and instead do a fresh biscuit bar. We are going to have fresh baked biscuits and a bunch of different butters, honeys, and jams for people to put with the biscuit. :)
  3. Posted by Christina on February 17th, 2011 at 7:34pm

    The biscuit bar sounds fantastic! Are you making some homemade jam for the occasion? If so, here's a stellar recipe - sans pectin -
  4. Posted by Lissa on February 18th, 2011 at 6:02am

    What a great idea! Yummy alternative to the traditional salad or pasta bar.
  5. Posted by Amy on February 18th, 2011 at 12:12pm

    Yum- way to make a good thing even better! This is such a cool idea!!
  6. Posted by Kim on February 18th, 2011 at 12:18pm

    Now I'm hungry!!! We're doing a lemonade & iced tea bar with mix-ins (muddled strawberries, blueberries, syrups, etc), I'm so excited!
  7. Posted by LizAndrsn on February 18th, 2011 at 1:19pm

    My only question is how does one manage a cocktail and a mashed potato glass without looking clumsy? I'm guessing this is well suited to Cocktail Hour with tables, possibly chairs.
  8. Posted by Erin on February 19th, 2011 at 3:37pm

    I am a HUGE fan of mashed potatoes... but for some reason I cannot pinpoint I am not a fan of this idea.
  9. Posted by Christina on February 19th, 2011 at 9:26pm

    Liz, I think you would need a place to set it down.
  10. Posted by Picky Eater on October 29th, 2011 at 4:10pm

    How do you keep them hot?
  11. Posted by KDMASK on February 27th, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Just want to say this is a great idea for older people that are on a restricted diet/puree and things. Such a fun thing to do, everyone loves them and no one feels left out!
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