Instead of a grad party, my S is having a music recital and reception at a school. Food for the reception will be taken to the school around 6 pm, sit for 1 ½ hour (not sure about refrigeration) before it is served.
We are expecting 20 or so adults and unknown number of HS seniors (S is extending invitation on facebook).
I keep thinking that I need to offer something more substantial than desserts in case people come without dinner. I cant keep a large amount of hot food hot and cold food cold. (I own one crockpot and one cooler - but will be able to borrow additional ones).
What to do? I am looking for food which is simple (easy to prepare or require no prep), safe in room temperature, tasty, filling, kids friendly, easy to transport (from home to school), not messy (no janitorial service besides parents), and, well, not too expensive . Asian theme preferred but not essential (S loves Chinese food).
I am getting desperate. I even thought about pizza delivery. However, my pizza loving S rolled his eyes when I suggested that. Maybe pizza and recital dont go together?