I'm looking for a little advice. I am in business school and planning to throw a "back to school" party before we go back in August. There are about 35 people in the class, and I'm guessing most will attend. I'm looking for advice for the menu. I regularly throw a Christmas party for about 50 people, so I am accustomed to entertaining. But I rarely throw parties in the summer, so wanted some feedback.
In terms of drinks, I am planning to serve an aperol punch, wine, and beer.
In terms of food, I'm thinking about making a beef tenderloin, chilling it, and then slicing it thinly. Or possibly making some pressed sandwiches (Italian, turkey pesto, and vegetarian). But what to serve on the side? And for snacks?