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Hot Dog Bar Toppings and Ideas for Your Next Party

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Words cannot express how badly I have wanted to style a party at my parent’s farm, and last week… that dream came true, styling my, “Franks & Friends” Hot Dog Bar.

Food bars are one of my favorites to style for a party, so I knew this was a MUST.

“Franks & Friends” Hot Dog Bar

Now, if I had to guess, my parents will look at these photos and say something along the lines of,

“Oh Jess, we should have mowed the grass before you did this.”

But me? I see those yellow and purple wild flowers as the PERFECT backdrop for this chic hot dog bar that I’ve teased you about on Facebook and Instagram the last couple of weeks!

Hot Dog Bar Ideas and Toppings Suggestions for a party

Hot Dog Bar Ideas

Now ANY hot dog bar, should start out with gathering your favorite topping and basics. I found almost EVERYTHING that I needed at Walmart, which made things so much easier. (And with the Walmart Grocery Pickup starting next month in my hometown… it’s about to get a LOT easier to do the grocery shopping around here!)

Found all of the hot dog bar toppings (and most of the decor) at walmart!

Hot Dog Bar Basics

For my hot dog bar, I used Oscar Mayer Wieners (the perfect amount for a small group of friends), buns, chips, and a big variety of different toppings for guests to choose from. (Seen below.)

Grilling hot dogs for hot dog bar

Tip: Let guests cook their own dogs on the grill nearby, so they can customize their hot dog even more! (Some may like them cooked longer than others.)

Hot Dog Bar Baskets for individual servings

Boxed Kits

For a little fun, I created a “boxed” style plate for each guest. Each one included a bun, a carton of chips and a fabric napkin. I love the idea of guests being able to grab-&-go, and head right over to the toppings area to make their own creations!

However, using small baskets, boats, or paper plates is perfectly fine too!

Individual Baskets for Hot Dog Bar

Drinks – Keeping it Simple

Since I had the girls on my mind, when styling this chic hot dog bar, I knew lemon water would be PERFECT. It’s simple, thirst quenching for a warm day, and pretty to-boot!

Tip: Fill with a lot of ice, so the water stays chilled and you don’t have to worry about adding ice to the individual cups.

Water with Lemon for outdoor party in drink dispenser

Comfort Food for the Gals

I don’t know about you, but there’s a REASON I have the friends that I do. We know a good comfort-food dish when we see one.

So styling this party with my gal pals in mind, it was with NO hesitation that I’d be encourage a “mac & cheese bacon dog.” (You’ll see a bit of that goodness below.)

I included a bowl of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Original Flavor on the table, for an easy side dish if guests aren’t in to using it as a topping.

Mac and Cheese - perfect as a side or hot dog topping

Hot Dog Bar Toppings

Alright, let’s get down to the hot dog bar toppings, shall we? I had so much fun creating my own hot dog creation, and I already can’t wait to do this again sometime so I can try something new next time!

To keep things simple, I found the cutest little mason jars at Walmart, that were the perfect size for the toppings. They came in a 12 pk., and I was able to fill them ahead of time, and top with the lids until it was time to serve!

Using mini clothespins (also found at Walmart) I attached little strips of paper to each jar.

Hot Dog Bar Topping Ideas

Hot Dog Bar Toppings in mason jars

Hot Dog Bar Toppings in small mini glass jars

Topping Ideas:

  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Heinz Yellow Mustard
  • Kraft Velveeta Cheese
  • Heinz Dill Relish
  • Kraft Slow-Simmered Barbecue Sauce & Dip
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Original Flavor
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sauerkraut
  • Chili
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion

Hot Dogs in their little boxes, ready for the guests

Mac & Cheese Bacon Dog

Now for real, who WOULDN’T love the combo of cheese and bacon on a hot dog? I know most of my friends would… and I sure did!

Hot dog with mac and cheese with crumbled bacon

Now I’ll go ahead and say that this may be one of my favorite party set-ups so far. (Although I do tend to say that with every one.)

Hot Dog Bar Toppings Ideas for outdoor party

Building Your Own Hot Dog Bar

So remember if you’re styling and hosting your own hot dog bar, start with the basics, and have fun with the topping selections!

This was by far one of the easiest parties I’ve styled, and would be super easy to recreate again!

Kraft, Oscar Mayer, and Heinz products for a hot dog bar party

You can snag almost everything that you need, like I did, from Walmart!

Easily order all items for your summer grill out using Walmart Online Grocery Pickup, or simply pickup in store at a Walmart near you.

I can’t wait to hear about your very own hot dog bar, and as always… let me know what questions you have, below!

Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Bar shopping at Walmart

Hot Dog Bar Ideas

Hot dog with mac and cheese with crumbled bacon

Hot Dog Bar Items

Jessica Burgess
5 from 1 vote


  • Oscar Mayer Classic Uncured Wieners
  • Arnold Country Sliced Hot Dog Buns
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup Bottle, 38 oz
  • Heinz Yellow Mustard, 20 oz, Bottle
  • Heinz Relish Dill, 12.7 Fl Oz
  • Kraft Slow-Simmered Barbecue Sauce & Dip Original, 18.0 OZ
  • Oscar Mayer Bacon 16 oz. Package
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Original Flavor, 5 count , 36.25 oz
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sauerkraut
  • Chili Sauce
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion


  • Prepare what you can ahead of time to make things even easier!
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4 thoughts on “Hot Dog Bar Toppings and Ideas for Your Next Party

  1. Molly says:

    Love, love, love this!!!!!! Where did you find the little boxes you used for the buns and chips? Well, actually, where did you find the chip holders, the striped boxes and the water dispenser!? I’m in love with this color combo and how nice it all looks together!

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha! Hi Molly! So I’ve had the boxes holding the buns and chips, striped boxes and chip holders online. (Either Shop Sweet Lulu (which has the CUTEST food packaging, or Pick Your Plum!:) The water dispenser is from Target this season!!! You can get it here with matching glasses and other goodies. SO so cute!

  2. Erica Davis says:

    This is an adorable idea. I am definitely going to try this for my son’s 1st birthday party this July- it’s the perfect 4th of July themed food. Where did you find the little easels with the canvas? Those are perfect for labeling.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!! I’m so glad that you like this idea! You can get them HERE! I hope that helps!!

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