DIY bars are a godsend to any frequent hostess. With a little ingenuity and a simple setup, any party food becomes an instant hit when it is displayed in DIY food bar form. It not only simplifies your life as a host, it gives your party a personalized touch that you cannot get with simple food displays. DIY food bars don’t all have to be complicated (see: anything that involved cooking over a fire) or stereotypical (see: every candy bar ever).
You can get creative and take a fairly shareable appetizer and turn it into the perfect party food by adapting the ingredients for the ultimate DIY food bar. Our favorite surprising pick of the week? One word: nachos. This super comforting, beloved snack is easily transformed into a fun interactive food display with a few tasty alternative toppings.
Get a variety of corn tortillas so guests and mix and match the base of this snack bar.
To avoid nuking nachos in the microwave or letting them bake in the oven, try leaving out a slow cooker on warm full of cream queso cheese for guests to drizzle on their own plate.
Pico de gallo, jalapeños, and warm meat or sautéed vegetables are all perfect for your DIY nacho bar!