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co-ed baby shower menu -- am I missing anything?

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co-ed baby shower menu -- am I missing anything?

hungry_united | Jan 14, 2009 06:28 PM

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)
olives
tamari almonds
hummus
baba ghanouj
pita chips
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
cupcakes
almond cake (Amanda Hesser's recipe)

other people are bringing:
storebought quiches
storebought cheesecake
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!

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