Themed Potato Bar Party Ideas


I love to throw parties at my house, but I don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen preparing a meal for everyone else and totally miss out on the fun.

That’s why it’s necessary to host a buffet style type of gathering.

One of my favorite types of food spread happens to be a Potato Bar.

Just think of how easy it is to throw a bunch of potatoes in the oven and then set out all sorts of delicious toppings for your guests to fill up their potatoes with.

It’s extremely easy if you use my no-fail tutorial on How To Bake a Potato (which come out just like Outback Steakhouse Potatoes).

If you’re looking for topping ideas, then here are three different “themes” that you can use. I like to just set out a whole bunch of different toppings to let my guests create their own unique potato too.

One of my favorites has got to be The Mexican Potato. So spicy and extremely tasty!

Toppings to Consider:

  • Jarred queso cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Jalapenos
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Onion
  • Green Onion
  • Ranch Dressing (trust me…it’s delicious)
  • Black Olives
  • Black Beans
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

You should know by now that I am a huge fan of Greek food. So it’s no surprise that I love The Greek Potato. When you are preparing the potato to be baked, brush it with an olive oil mixture that is infused with some Oregano from Gourmet Gardens, then sprinkle with salt and continue to bake. It will give it that extra touch of Greek flavor.

Toppings to Consider:

  • Diced Tomato
  • Green Onion
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Kalmata Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Banana Peppers
  • Greek Dressing
  • Diced Cucumbers
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

The Steakhouse Potato is so incredibly tasty and packed full of all your steakhouse favorites. This is a definite crowd-pleaser.

Toppings to Consider:

  • Your favorite type of meat (steak, chicken, pork, pulled pork) cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Diced Tomato
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Bacon Crumbles
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

So if you have a party or an event coming up and are looking for an easy, no fuss way to feed a crowd… try a Potato Bar!

Or, if you’re needing inspiration for dinner tonight… you’re welcome!



  1. Staying cooped up in the kitchen while throwing a dinner party is not fun at all. I am so glad I found this recipe because I’m definitely going to make this at my next dinner get together. I love how customizable this is!

  2. I love the versatility of this idea!! Just what I needed for dinner tomorrow night 😉

  3. This is such a great idea! So versatile and stress-free!

  4. A potato bar is a fabulous idea! Who doesn’t love a loaded potato?!

  5. Wow, these potatoes look delish! This is a great idea, and I imagine it’s quite budget-friendly as well. Thanks for posting!

  6. Oh man, I have pulled pork on the menu for this week and I’m definitely trying it on a potato! Great way to mix it up from the usual buns & coleslaw. Also…it’s supposed to be homemade pizza tonight but I’m seriously considering changing to baked potatoes. Delicious.

  7. Angela Nichols says:

    I Love the idea of a potato bar! Thanks! Also, where did you get those perfectly adorable green dishes? LOVE THEM!

  8. We love Marzetti dill dip on ours….along with melted shredded cheddar, and bacon or ham bits

  9. Oh do they look divine!’
    I think this would be a great Meatless Monday Dish. I think I’ll add caramelized onions & garnish with shredded Granny Smith apples

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