1. This is my first year hosting with my 2 small children so I took the easy way out and am having the main dishes ordered and I just have to heat them. My question is we invited everyone to come at 1pm because its football sunday and hubby wants to watch with his dad before dinner. I plan on having dinner around 4:30-5:00 and told everyone either come at 1 for the game and apps. or come for dinner. So I won't know until they get here what everyone decides on doing. I'm going to have sweet/sour meatballs and matzo ball soup as my apps (there are 15 adults and 6 children) do you think I need something more? Main meal is brisket and chicken with 4 sides and bread. Making candy apples and cake for desserts.
My place is VERY small so that was also a reason I ordered the main dish bc the oven would make the whole house hot and will all those ppl it would get uncomfortable.
2. Every year I host christmas dinner at my house for everyone. Well this year I talked to my siblings and we are going to move it to the 26th bc they all have young kids and do santa in am then see one side of family then drive to my hosue for dinner. And its a lot of driving on the actual holiday for little ones. So I asked if they wanted to move it to the 23rd or 26th and they all agreed 26th. So my question is, instead of ham etc that they will all be sickk of by then what could I do for a fun meal and theme?