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Menu OK? Appetizer suggestions for barbecue style meal

MoPet | Feb 24, 201604:24 PM

We are hosting an engagement party for our daughter in a couple of weeks. I would typically prepare the food myself, but the main dishes will now be catered because we have to travel the very next day. Guest count is approximately 40 people. This will be held evening indoors inside our home. The theme is an
"I Do BBQ". The catered menu is beef brisket and pulled pork with slider buns, potato salad, coleslaw, Mac and cheese and sauces. We will serve beer, red wine, and will have a sparkling bar with Prosecco and champagne. Dessert table will have home baked sugar cookies, a chocolate cake, and banana pudding. I'm stuck on appetizers, preferably something fresh that can be done ahead. What goes with BBQ? A friend may bring deviled eggs, but that's not a definite. The main meal is heavier than what I'd normally lean toward, but we'll have several young guys with hearty appetites attending. Hope this is the appropriate board for this topic. Thanks!

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