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Wedding appetizer buffet with no electricity

Kontxesi | Feb 3, 201404:43 AM

I'm getting married in May. The wedding is at 2PM and we will just be doing appetizers instead of a full meal. It's taking place in someone's yard, and the area where the food will be set up is quite a ways from the house, so I'm not sure if we will be able to get power out there. (I considered a generator, but that would be an awful lot of racket.)

So I'm looking for appetizer ideas that won't need to be kept warm. The guest list is not heavy on foodies. In fact, I would say many of them are the opposite of Chowhounds. My fiance's family get-togethers are centered around things like lil' smokies in barbecue sauce with jelly and meatballs in gravy.

So things I'm looking for:

- don't need to be kept warm (kept cool might work; I can have ice buckets)
- nothing too "out there", needs to somewhat appealing to a redneck ;)
- not too expensive
- somewhat seasonal, where possible

Also, I've seen widely-varying numbers on apps/person. As mentioned, this isn't supposed to be a full meal, but I also don't want people to pass out while throwing horseshoes! How many items should I plan on per guest?

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