How much of everything depends on how many people you’re feeding, but here is a generalized list of what I think is perfect for a diy hot dog bar party!
I snagged a few of these bowls for serving chips and the apple sauce pouches
Then a few of these round platters for fruit and veggie trays
I also found these little bbq baskets that worked great for a few toppings with a wax liner
Then some of these small plastic cups for assorted toppings such as sauces
And of course some plastic ware
I also snagged condiment holders and red and white checkered plates & napkins.
This was the hardest part of the whole hot dog bar, I’ll be honest. I was feeding upwards of 100 people, so I had a TON of food to prep. To make life a bit simpler, I opted for cooking the hot dogs in a foil tray in the oven, rather than individually over the grill. They still turned out great and the tray kept them nice and warm through serving them over an hour after cooking.
I’ll tell you one thing, though. Next time, I would opt for pre-made veggie and fruit trays. I spent nearly an hour cutting up everything for the huge trays I was putting together and wished I had just purchased the pre-made ones! As for everything else (toppings/salads/chips/dressings), I threw them into bags to take the event and prepped them when I got there!
This is pretty straight forward, but I set everything up buffet style. I started with the plates and such, then followed those by the buns, hot dogs, dressings and then sides.