Fun Alternatives to a Groom’s Cake

Though the tradition of a groom’s cake started in the South, lately we’ve been seeing the tradition spread, as grooms everywhere are staking their claim in the form of cakes.  Recently, we met a groom who wasn’t the biggest cake fan.  No matter the flavor or icing, he just didn’t like cake.  So he got us thinking about some fun groom’s cake alternatives.

Milk and Cookie Bar.  We love this playful option and can’t help but think back to our childhood when milk and cookies were the perfect nighttime treat.  This fun wedding treat can be done a variety of different ways, and we love the idea of offering your guests their pick of the cookie lots.  Start with the classics, including snickerdoodle, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and of course chocolate chip.  But then get creative with whoopie pies, homemade Nutter Butters, and candy coated cookies.  Stock the table with carafes of milk, including chocolate and strawberry milk for playful options.  We also love the idea of having an individual glass milk bottle for each guest.  The perfect throwback for guests with a sweet tooth.

Milkshakes.  If baked goods aren’t your groom’s thing, think about a yummy milkshake.  To keep the treat feeling fun and playful, we suggest reducing the serving size to something smaller, so guests aren’t overwhelmed with a drive through sized milkshake.  We love the idea of milkshake shooters complete with a shortbread cookie on the top.  For those doing a vintage inspired wedding, think retro with bold colored straws.  And for those feeling brave, treat your 21+ guests to adult milkshakes.  For flavor inspiration, check out these favorites!

Ice Cream Treats.  There are a million different ways to satisfy a sweet tooth with this option, and really, who doesn’t love ice cream?  We love the idea of passed ice cream sundaes or banana splits.  We also love the idea of having an assortment of novelty bars available for guest choosing.  And for a big wow factor, how about having an ice cream truck outside, waiting to treat guests as they exit your celebration!

Whatever you choose, remember that its about what you and your partner love.  So if its cake, cookies, milkshakes, ice cream, or something else entirely, follow your sweet tooth wherever it takes you!

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