My son's 1st Birthday Party is next weekend, and I have a question about food. The party is at 2:00 PM, and I'm being told by a few people that because it's a children's party that shouldn't last more than 2 hours and because of the time (it's after lunch and before dinner), I don't have to serve food other than cheese and crackers or a small veggie platter or chips and dip. I've invited between 35 and 50 people (we have a large family) and I personally feel that because I've invited people to a party where the invitations did NOT say something like "Join us for cake and ice cream", the proper thing to do would be to serve food. My menu ideas are having chips and dip, a veggie platter, a large bowl of fruit salad, and mini sandwiches that we can order from a local deli that are both delicious and inexpensive. We are doing cupcakes instead of a cake with ice cream. What does everyone think of this? What is the proper etiquette for serving food? Thanks so much for all of the advice and help!!