Is quiche enough?? Mid morning reception

I'm hosting a small reception for my son (after his baptism) at 10 am. I do not want to provide an entire meal, just drinks (coffee and punch) plus something small to eat/munch. Coffee cake would be the obvious choice, but I'd like to serve quiche (more filling, same amount of work for me). However, do you think quiche signals "full meal" too much? And then guests will be left expecting more?
Alternatively, I've thought of providing finger sandwiches, but those seem more appropriate for an afternoon get together? Any advice or suggestions are welcome, I'm completely stumped.



702551 February 26, 2022
This is basically a judgment call based on your familiarity of your guests' preferences.

Since this is basically a brunch timeframe I would consider one savory item and one sweeter item (coffee cake, scones, muffins) since most Americans are addicted to concealing desserts as breakfast items. A fruit salad is a good addition since it services vegans, gluten-free folks, et al.

If you don't want this event to drag on and on, make less. And don't serve alcohol.

aargersi February 26, 2022
Quiche is a great idea, you can make a couple of varieties and it incorporates possibly vegetables, protein beyond eggs, all good stuff! Maybe consider adding a fruit salad … just cut up fruit nothing too fancy, that would round it out nicely!
MMH February 26, 2022
A friend of mine did exactly this but served mini quiches with fruit salad.
Nancy February 25, 2022
Sounds like you're balancing a lot of factors...
Food, time of day, time of week, etc.
* For example, if it's on a weekend, people will be more relaxed about time and may half expect it to become brunch or early lunch.
* But on a weekday, those who work will be off to an office (lucky them) or zoom meetings (again, still).
Location may also influence expectations.
* If you have the reception in the same building as the baptism, it could be a quick toast to the baby, a cookie or too and off to the rest of their day.
* But if people get in cars, drive to another location (your house?) and settle in, the expectations may be higher for what is, in effect, a second event
Maybe ask someone local what the customs might be. Maybe the person officiating, a prominent lay person or someone in the women's guild (whatever they call it in your place).
Good luck with your planning, and congratulations on the baby and his baptism!
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