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Party help!

missthyst | Mar 6, 2012 12:15 PM

I am hosting a 35th anniversary party for my parents. We are expecting 40-60 guests. It is on a Sunday from 2-6 pm. Actually, the date ended up being on Mother's Day (I know). My first question is should I serve heavy hors' doeuvres thoughout the party or should will people be wanting an early dinner?

I am trying to utilize Costco and Sam's as much as possible on this one, but I need some good ideas. There are a few challenges that I am facing besides the large number of people:

1. My dad and some guests are vegetarians.

2. The venue does not have a stove or oven, so dishes must be cold or room temperature.

3. Partially catering may not be an option of Mother's Day.

In short, I need some recipes for some elegant foods that are not too involved, and don't need

to be served hot. I was thinking some cherry tomato and mozzerella skewered caprese, cold shrimp from Costco tossed in a light dressing, a nice cheese and fruit selection etc. Anyone have any easy fabulous recipes?

Any idea for simple fancying up of pre-made dishes? I would like not to resort to sandwich platters and the same old stuff.


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