- Joined Jun 10, 2004
Help!! - we are hosting an 80th birthday party for my mother in law in November at her retirement home. There are 140 residents and we plan to invite everyone. We have scheduled the party for Sunday at 2 pm. We live an hour away and do have access to kitchen space. The chef (award winning in his field) will be serving brunch from 10:30 until 12:45, so we are planning on finger foods, small sandwiches, punch and a 2 tiered cake. I am planning on mini muffin sandwiches (zucchini bread, corn bread) with roast beef and lightly curried chicken salad, Cucumber sandwiches, raddish sandwiches, tea-smoked eggs, warm sweet onion dip, cheeses, grilled breads, veggie tray and dill dip, condiments on the side. I can order alcohol from the chef and thought about ordering a bottle of rum and bourbon for those who want to spike their punch (especially me!!). Any other suggestions??? The chef is great, as I mentioned, but all these people do is complain about the food. Plus the various diets these folks are on.... None of these items are heavy on salt, except the eggs, which are quartered. I want to "put on the dog" for my MIL without breaking the bank or killing any of the residents. I am recruiting help from friends from our dinner club. I checked the past forums and have not run across this particular issue. Thanks in advance for your experiences and suggestions. I cannot imagine doing this for a living!!! Bless you all!