This post has been sponsored by Kraft Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s Hot Dog Bar Toppings and Ideas for Your Next Party!
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.”
Hot Dog Bar Ideas
Now ANY hot dog bar, should start out with gathering your favorite toppings and basics.
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.)
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.)
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!
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.
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 encourage a “mac & cheese bacon dog.” (You’ll see a bit of that goodness below.)
I included a bowl of mac & cheese on the table, for an easy side dish if guests aren’t in to using it as a 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.
- Dill Relish
- Barbecue Sauce
- Mac & Cheese
- Sliced Jalapenos
- Red Onion
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!
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.)
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!
I can’t wait to hear about your very own hot dog bar, and as always… let me know what questions you have, below!