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How To Set Up A Hot Dog Bar {#SundaySupper}

Hotdogs and Summer get togethers go together like peanut and jelly. To make sure the menu at your next gathering is a crowd pleaser for guests of all ages {yes even those picky little ones}, set up a hotdog bar so guests can choose to make one of your specialty hotdog recipes or dream up their own creation by mixing and matching from a variety of toppings and flavors.

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4342

The classic American hotdog, grilled to perfection, placed in a toasted top cut hotdog bun, topped with ketchup and mustard is still incredibly popular at summer BBQ’s, ball parks and county fairs across this great nation however, a new breed of hotdogs is also claiming it’s rightful place at summer gatherings.

These new species of dogs offer topping combinations and flavors previously only found on dishes ordered in your local hipster neighborhoods and food trucks. But with a little planning and prep, you can bring these combinations to your own party by setting up a hotdog bar!

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4302

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4368

It’s summer and you are serving hot dogs… Place a few America flags into a glass vase, add a blue and white tablecloth and pull out your best flag platter for this gathering! 

Instead of plates, offer guests napkins, bakery papers, or in this case I cut a slit in a stack of glassine bags I had from and other event and they worked perfectly to hold the hot dogs and looks great on the hot dog bar!

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4304

When it comes to the actual star of the show – the hot dog – I prefer to offer an all beef option as well as turkey dogs and a soy dog option. This way all of your guests have something they feel comfortable eating and can join the fun!

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4286

How to set up a hotdog bar with toppings for your next summer gathering found on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch 4283

Along with the traditional toppings, offer guests a few new alternatives. If you have a few combinations you are fond of, group the toppings and place small signs with the name and ingredients so guests can give them a try or create their own new versions.

A few to consider Tropical Hot Dogs {Pineapple, Lime + Cilantro}, Korean Hot Dogs {Kimchi + Sriracha}, or Oaxacan Hot Dogs {Avocado and radish – inspired by one spotted in the August 2016 Family Circle Issue}.  {all recipes coming here soon!}


This week’s #SundaySupper event is all about the kids in your life and what they love to eat! No kids?  No problem…any recipe that is kid-friendly is welcome in this event. 

Thank you to the event host:  Ellen Folkman from Family Around The Table

Check out all the kid, and adult, friendly recipes from the Sunday Supper Community below and let me know what your favorite hot dog topping combination is in the comments!

Appetizers

Desserts

Main Dish

Snacks

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6 Responses to How To Set Up A Hot Dog Bar {#SundaySupper}

  1. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook August 5, 2016 at 1:41 PM #

    I like that you provide suggestions for different flavor profiles!

  2. Liz July 31, 2016 at 4:13 PM #

    Such a fun idea! I was planning to do a hamburger bar for an upcoming party I’m hosting!

  3. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) July 31, 2016 at 3:46 PM #

    Forget the kids – the adults would eat all of these first!
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  4. Stacy July 31, 2016 at 11:55 AM #

    Great topping ideas, Krayl! Love a hot dog bar!
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  5. Tammi @ Momma's Meals July 31, 2016 at 11:41 AM #

    I love this idea! Why not dress up the boring old hot dog in style!

  6. Monica July 31, 2016 at 11:03 AM #

    This will appeal to “kids” of all ages….like my husband!

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