Help! Need Cocktail Party Advice!
Hello! I agreed to give a bd party and now it is getting out of hand for me! It is about 30 people (which is fine space wise). I've only ever had smallish dinner or pool parties. I can not cook for so many, do not want to be stuck in kitchen all night, and professional catering (@$100 a head) is out of the question.
I was thinking of offering red & white wine, a champagne punch and having several platters (cheese, crudite, etc). Is this enough? Is it inappropriate not to offer hot foods also? I was looking at hot hor d'ouevres but since they would be stationary I think I'd need a tremendous amount! I don't want it to be...cheesy : )
Also if I only have platters can I have cocktail napkins only? (no plates, cutlery?) THanks in advance for your advice.