On to my next party- a baptism reception. The church does baptisms at 1:40 on Sundays. Service is about 20 mins and a little extra time for pictures after. Most poeple will be traveling just over an hour with a few 2 hours.
I'm trying to decide what sort of event to host after. Normally the religious events have been in the morning, then there is a nice lunch. The kids change into play clothes and everyone just hangs out. 2 seems too late for a lunch, but I feel the need to do more than light snacks since people will be traveling. I was also considering hosting at my church instead of my home, but if it's in my church it will be shorter and I'll feel bad people traveled for it.
So my current thought is to have a reception at the church with fancy sandwiches cut to snack sized, but enough to go for a full meal. Then cheeses and a few nice salads and other little bites- cold things that I could just set up before the service and have ready to go. Then invite everyone back to the house if they want to relax. Leftovers could go back to the house also and if people are still there and hungry around dinner we could order a pizza.
Thoughts? I'm sure I'm overthinking, but once the holidays hit and the baby is here I won't have a mind left.
If it makes a difference- we don't actually have a date set, but it will probable be Marchish (I need to check Lent). 16 adults and 11 kids.