I'm planning a co-ed baby shower for my sister and her husband with 20 guests (plus 5 babies!). The shower is being held at my sister's friend's house about 40 min away, and the hostess has hinted that it would be better if I didn't have to turn on the oven as their apartment gets too hot quickly, so some of my original ideas (bacon-wrapped dates, pigs in a blanket) are out the window... The shower is from 2-5 pm on a Sunday so I don't think anybody is expecting a meal. Here's the menu I'm considering... Does this seem like enough food/variety? Any suggestions or critiques would be welcome!
coffee/tea/wine/juice (hostess is providing)
carrots and red peppers
hard cheeses and crackers
baked brie with fig jam and walnuts
pate and little toasts
roast beef crostini with arugula/parsley and horseradish mayo
cucumber-mint tea sandwiches
almond cake (Amanda Hesser's recipe)
other people are bringing:
lemon bars or sugar cookies
I have some other ideas (shrimp cocktail, brownies) but am not sure whether that's too much!
Thanks for any input!