Hi All. I am looking for suggestions for some foods/snacks/appetitizers that would be "easy" to eat for entertaining guests. Here is the scenario: We are having another couple over as a sort of "Get to know each other" first time meeting. We have chatted casually previously in passing but this is the first time they will be over our house (likewise we have never been over their home). The setting will be our deck and I suspect it will be a late afternoon visit (after lunch but before dinner). I want to put out some snacks /resfreshments but am thinking dips like salsa but be too messy and make people feel self conscious? Am I over thinking this? Should I stick to pretzels and nuts? Do you chowhounds have any great suggestions? Thanks all!!!