One way to do this is to find creative ways for your guests to help themselves. When guests are able to help themselves, they are relaxed, they can serve themselves and pick their portion size, accommodate their own tastes and dietary needs, and save the host time on serving up food.
Traditionally, people often do this without even knowing it by setting up a hamburger station, buffet or potluck. But for the host or hostess looking for a more creative idea, why not try a Gourmet Hot Dog Bar?
Setting up a hot dog station is a fun way to let your guests serve themselves and free up more time for the host or hostess to enjoy their company. Setting up the hot dog bar is easy! Just raid your kitchen or local dollar store for condiments and toppings, buy a couple packs of Steakhouse Elite all-beef hot dogs (because, a good host knows the best, all-beef dogs makes guests happy!), and let your guests be the chef!
You can let your guests’ creativity flow, or you can opt to guide them with recipe cards for flavor combinations like these:
The Yo Dog:
Peach-Bacon Baked Beans
The Gutentag Dog:
The Hola! Dog:
Corn Topping (Corn, scallions, oil, salt, and pepper sauteed in a pan, then spritzed with lime juice)
The Chao Ban Dog:
Cucumber Topping (cucumber and carrot mixed with 2TSP vinegar, 1TSP sugar, and 1/2TSP salt)