Help Me Plan a No-Cook Menu for an Afternoon Baby Shower!

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Q: I am throwing a late afternoon baby shower for a friend at our house. However, our home renovation has spiraled out of control and I have no kitchen. I need help planning a no-cook menu!

I have access to a fridge and I have some nice serving platers and a few small bowls. But my utensils, cutting boards, mixing bowls, knives, silverware are all totally inaccessible. The only water I have access to is a spigot on the sidewalk and our upstairs bathroom sink, and it grosses me out to do food prep in there. Unfortunately, I don't know any of the guests either or I would ask them to pitch in with food. 

I adore cooking and entertaining and am even slightly enticed by this challenge. I would love to hear menu suggestions that won't look like I just opened a bag of chips and a tub of hummus.

Sent by Kendrah

Editor: A challenge! What about doing a bunch of skewered foods: cherry tomatoes and mozzarella drizzled with pesto, chopped fruit skewers, even "sandwich" skewers with cubes of sourdough mixed with veggies and cold cuts? Here are a few more ideas:

Readers, what are your ideas?

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