After 18 years together, my dad and stepmom finally decided to tie the knot in an intimate, 60-guest ceremony at our home. But when my stepmom proposed a cocktail hour after the ceremony with Co-op grocery store trays of meats, cheese, and veggies, my immediate food snob reaction was “Absolutely not.” I know I’m a glutton for punishment, but there was no way I was allowing our guests to eat that sort of thing at our home. So, armed with some vague ideas, some inspired by pinterest while others invented entirely in my head, I set out to feed our guests some hearty, innovative appetizers, at what I’m still certain was a lower cost than paying Co-op to do it. I don’t have any recipes for what was made, but feel free to use the following for your own inspiration for at-home catering to large groups.
Photo credit goes to Joanne and Brian Page, and a giant shout out to my aunts Belinda and Marg for basically being my slave labourers for an entire weekend to make all this excellent food happen!