We're having an open house to show off our new digs on Sunday, October 9. The invite has it from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (so def. not meal time at all) and says "open house style" and "light refreshments will be served." I tried to make it as clear as possible that there wouldn't be a meal and that it was supposed to be stop by/say hi more than anything else.
I'm trying to come up with a menu, but I do have a bit of a sticking point. I'm pescatarian; my husband is lacto-ovo vegetarian. My husband is very, very, very, very against serving meat in our home, especially cooked meat which causes the place to smell.
So, with this in mind, I want to make sure that our veg-only spread of "light refreshments" still has enough variety to please many guests. Here's what I was thinking:
Veggie tray with dip (ranch)
Skewers (Italian - Marinated Tortellini + Olives and Mushrooms)
Olive & Pickles tray (or Relish tray, I guess some people call it)
Small dishes of candy (probably M&Ms)
Chocolate chip cookies
Peanut butter cookies
Coffee (Keurig pods - lots of choices)
House + Heart shaped sugar cookies in cellophane bags with decorative "thank you" tags
Does that seem like enough? We sent invites to friends/family all over the country because it was also our "We've Moved; Here's Our New Address" card, but we're not expecting out-of-towners. We are thinking our total will probably be between 50-80 guests (80 would be the total if every single "in town" person, which is basically a three mile radius, showed up. That number is including kids ages 1-7).
Any substitutions, eliminations, or additions (remember, vegetarian only!) would be very helpful. Thanks!