I love making crepes and last year decided to host my first crepe bar get together! It was so much fun and it was much easier than I expected. If you want to create a crepe bar and want to know how to set one up, you came to the right place!
A crepe bar is a great idea for any special occasion get together. You can simple crepes and then gather around all your filling and topping options and you will have a guaranteed hit!
Last Mothers Day was the first time trying this crazy plan and I had all the family coming over. There were a couple dozen people in total and I knew I had to have enough crepes and fillings to go around.
Lucky for me, I’ve had a lot of practice making crepes for my boys and I just scaled the whole process up. And then made sure I had enough serving dishes and bowl.
I pre-made my batter the day before (highly recommended) and that saved me so much time the day of.
Crepe batter lasts in the fridge for up to three days so make yours ahead of time and save yourself the stress of whipping up your batter the day of.
Then when the day came, I just put out my fillings and toppings and then cooked up the crepes.
My husband helped organize the serving table and with showing everyone how to fill and fold their crepes while I finished off cooking the crepes.
Get Your Crepes
I used my classic crepe recipe and it went perfect with all the various topping and filling combinations.
You can use any crepe recipe you wish but going with a classic style makes it possible to use the widest range of fillings.
I offered sweet and savory filling options so this worked out perfectly.
When making your crepes have your oven ready at 200 degrees and parchment paper lined baking sheets for the finished crepes to stay warm until serving.
Cold crepes are a no go so make sure to keep them warm until ready to serve.
Amazing Classic Crepes Recipe
- Frying Pan
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbs Melted Butter
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Combine all ingredients into your blender or food processor. Cover and blend for twenty to thirty seconds. Use a spatula to scrape down the edges of the blender container, cover and blend again for a few more seconds.
- Spray your frying pan and place on low/med heat. Pan should come to temperature before adding in your batter.
- Batter should be thin. Add about a half a tsp to the heated pan. Tilt the pan to test the batter. Your batter should move freely when pan is tilted. Now remove your test batter. Add about two or three tablespoons of batter per crepe. This should be enough to coat the pan. Each crepe should require just a thin coating of the pan so any excess batter should quickly be removed. Cook each crepe for app. one minute and flip with a thin spatula. When done your crepes will be flexible and flecked with brown spots. Remove from pan.
- Add any desired ingredients and fold your crepes.
Crepe Bar Filling Ideas
These are a hit with the kids of all ages (including me!). Everyone loves a delicious dessert crepe and no crepe bar would be complete without a few options.
I like to get a wide range of choices. It makes for such a fun and tasty experience for everyone. If there is one type of filling not to skip out on, it’s the sweets.
Here are some great options to get you started.
- Chocolate ganache
- Vanilla cream
- Whipped Cream
Fruit is a classic crepe filling and they go so well with sweet fillings. I really like to go all out with the fruit too. They provide a fresh and scrumptious flavor to a sweet crepe. And most people will love the healthy and tasty option. Here are some of my favorite crepe fruit fillings.
Other Creamy Fillings
Every crepe needs a creamy filling to hold everything together. Whipped cream and Nutella were already mentioned but not every one will want these.
Be creative with your cream fillings and here are some ideas to get you started.
- Banana cream
- Cream cheese
- Ricotta cheese
I like a little crunch with my crepes and odds are so will your guests. Make sure to put out some of these crunchy finishers.
- Chia seeds
- Crumbled cookies
Timeline for Setting Up Your Crepe Bar
2-3 Days Out: Prepare your crepe batter and store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. If using toasted nuts, toast them now and store.
1-2 Days Out: Do an inventory on filling and toppings and buy anything you need.
1 Day Out: Make your crepes (you can make them day of if you have help for setting up your bar. Make sure you have parchment paper to warm your crepes right before serving. Store crepes in your fridge if pre-made, and keep them in an airtight container with parchment paper between each crepe to prevent sticking.
Day Of: Prepare all your toppings and put in serving dishes. Warm crepes and serve immediately!
My Favorite Crepe Combos
Crepes are the best for getting creative. They work with so many different flavors and that’s why they are great for serving in a bar setting. The combinations are endless and that is part of what your guests are going to love. Use my favorite crepe combos below as inspiration but also come up with some flavor combinations of your own!
- Strawberry banana Nutella
- Blueberries whipped cream and pecans
- Peach vanilla pudding and crumbled cookie
- Kiwi mango cream cheese
- Banana toasted almonds whipped cream
- Walnut banana caramel
The crepe bar is the perfect addition to any party or special occasion. It provides a fun, delicious and portable dessert option for your guests that doesn’t require much set up.
You can use this idea for birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, holidays or just to serve up some tasty treats at your house with your friends and family.
I hope you enjoyed this post and enjoyed the crepe bar challenge! I appreciate all comments and suggestions.