I'm hosting a shower (really a cocktail party) at 7pm on a Saturday night for <65 people. I had planned to prepare the food myself, but unexpected business travel the week prior will significantly impact that plan. My favorite caterer is booked so I'll have to do everything (flowers, food, spot cleaning) the day of the party.
I'm looking for a fresh idea on how to handle the food. It must be gluten free or adaptable (I can get good baguettes, rolls, etc.). I want cohesive menu that will satisfy the men too. Although I don't want football food. The food must be easy to eat and not messy when standing.
Due to the time hors d'oeurves take, I'm happy to go with a light meal.
I'm very much looking forward to your inspired suggestions! Thanks!