For appetizers we kept it simple and I got an assortment of sliced cheeses and meats, olives, and nuts. All of which I bought in bulk at Costco and arranged beautiful, with my mother, on my extensive collection of wood cutting boards. It was a huge focal point in the center of the room, plus it allowed everyone to circle the table and nibble throughout the evening.
The desserts were mostly store bought like the bite sized brownies and cookies. However, my mother and I made the day before, homemade banana pudding, which was pretty much all gone by the end of the night. To go into the push pops we did one batch of Oreo mix with chocolate whip cream in between and the other batch a simple cheesecake mix with whip cream. All of which were eaten so I have to make those more often. (I actually didn't get a chance to photography this properly so this is a photo snapped with a phone by a guest)
|Photo Taken by Evan Zimmerman|