How to Host A Crepe Bar Party

How to Host A Crepe Bar Party
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Hosting a Crepe Bar Party is fun and loved by guests old and young alike. If you read My Weekend Report last Saturday, you saw that a few ward members and I hosted a Crepe Bar for our Faith In God girls and their mothers. (You can read about that HERE.) My daughter Emily and I also put a Crepe Bar together this week for her birthday party. We had a great time at both events and I have to admit to having a significant crepe craving every afternoon for the past few days, dang it. They are just so darn good!

Besides being fabulous on the taste buds, Crepe Bars are great to serve at parties because you can make everything the day before. I would advise cutting any fresh fruit only an hour or two before you serve, but everything else you see here will keep well for 24-48 hours. Many of the recipes I used for the party are already here on my site and I will be linking directly to them throughout this post. There are, however a couple of new ones that I will be sharing with you in the next two days, so stay tuned if creamy crepe filling is your cup of tea.

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To make a Crepe Bar happen you need to have at least a couple of options available in the following categories.

Crepes
Fresh Fruit
Cream Fillings
Sauces and Syrups
Toppings

CREPES

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You’ll want to cut either parchment paper or wax paper (about 6 inches square) to place between each crepe so that your guests can easily grab one crepe at a time. This also helps from getting everyone’s fingers all over every crepe.

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We made Cinnamon Vanilla Crepes, recipe found HERE

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and Chocolate Crepes, recipe found HERE. If you are making them ahead of time, be sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and store them in the fridge.

CREAM FILLINGS

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This awesome Whipped Nutella Mousse only has three ingredients and is absolutely fabulous. Click HERE for the recipe.

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Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Mousse is a little more involved than it’s chocolate counterpart, but still fabulous and worth the time. Recipe HERE.

FRESH FRUIT

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We opted for Fresh Strawberries and Sliced Bananas at our parties because they are relatively inexpensive and currently in season. Fresh raspberries, blueberries or peaches would also be fabulous.

SYRUPS and SAUCES

Homemade Raspberry Syrup

I used the Raspberry Syrup (recipe found HERE) pictured above with a mix of frozen blueberries and raspberries. Man, it was fabulous.

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Simple Hershey’s Syrup is awesome.

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Yum-oh.

Butter Cream Syrup from Jamie Cooks It Up!!!

Butter Cream Syrup (recipe found HERE) was a must have and turns pretty much any crepe combination into bliss.

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Strawberries and Whipped Nutella Mousse in a Chocolate Crepe…

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covered with a bit of whipped cream and Butter Cream Syrup. Rich and down right heavenly. 🙂

TOPPINGS

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We used Toasted Coconut, Toasted Sliced Almonds, Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar and the standard, well-loved Whipped Cream.

How To Host A Crepe Bar Party from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Hope you found this helpful, if you have questions that weren’t addressed in the post, leave them below in the comment section.

Thanks for dropping by today, have a good one!

If you are looking for some darling printable tags for a party of this kind click HERE to see some that Party Like a Cherry has put together. They are super cute and totally free.

More Party Ideas HERE.

How To Host an Ice Cream Sandwich Bar Party found HERE.

 

 



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6 Comments

  1. 1
    Denise
    April 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

    What a great idea!

    Quick question for you. You mentioned if we make these ahead of time to wrap them tightly in saran wrap. Do you divide each individual crepe with saran wrap or do they peel apart easily if you stack them all up and wrap them together? Also, do you just quickly reheat them on a griddle or what have you found to work best?!? I’m excited to try all these great ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    Diane
    April 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Oh wow! This looks like a great idea for an Easter breakfast! Everything looks so good, I can imagine overindulging just because I’d want to try everything.

  3. 3
    Emily
    April 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I also have a question about pre-making the crepes. Do you reheat them or just serve them cold? I am doing this great idea for a baby shower and was curious the best way to make it work?

    • 4
      Jamie
      April 14, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hi Emily,
      We just served them at room temperature. I took them out of the fridge about an hour before we served them. Seemed to work out fine. Best of luck to you!
      ~Jamie

  4. 5
    Denise R.
    June 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What a great idea!

    Quick question for you. You mentioned if we make these ahead of time to wrap them tightly in saran wrap. Do you divide each individual crepe with saran wrap or do they peel apart easily if you stack them all up and wrap them together? Also, do you just quickly reheat them on a griddle or what have you found to work best?!? I’m excited to try all these great ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • 6
      Jamie
      June 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Hi Denise,
      If you put some wax paper or parchment paper between each crepe and stack them on a plate you can then wrap the whole plate of crepes in plastic wrap. You could pop it into the microwave when you are ready to serve or reheat on a griddle. Hope this helps. Good luck to you!
      ~Jamie

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