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Q: I will be hosting an early evening bridal shower in my home in June, but I don't have a table large enough to accommodate a sit-down dinner What are some items I can serve that are satisfying but not messy (i.e., could be eaten with a plate delicately placed on one's lap) and not terribly expensive?

Right now we have 24 invited and I presume most will be coming. I don't want to do a cocktail hour as a number of the attendees are older women who I don't think will appreciate that type of shower quite as much.

Any ideas?

Sent by Becca

Editor: Becca, you'll find some ideas in this post:

Readers, do you have any suggestions for budget-friendly dinner party recipes that don't have to be eaten at a table?

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