I've just agreed to host a retirement party for a colleague, and I've lost all creativity with the food. Probably around 15-20 guests, and informal enough that people can arrive at different times and mill about - certainly not a sit-down dinner.
I was thinking of a cold buffet as a plan, with some bread, cheese, cooked meat, maybe a couple of quiche / flan things, and some nice salads, plus some nibbly bits like breadsticks, crackers / oatcakes, chopped veg and dips. Preferably some things that can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a day or two. AFAIK there are no food allergies to deal with (I've asked!) but some veggie food would be nice to set alongside the meat.
Do you have any favourite recipes and ideas that you would be willing to share? Would be much appreciated.