We're putting together plans for THE big graduation bash coming up in a months. So far, our guest list is about 125 or so, About 50 of them are family members that are ALL local. If we were like the majority of the students at the seminary, I wouldn't bother with a party, but since Geoff grew up in this area, all of his family live here too, and we go to the church he grew up in too, a party is in order. SO, we're tring to be cheap, but not look cheap. :) I have to rent a pavillion at a park since these people would NEVER fit in my 2 bedroom apartment, not to mention parking. For the food, we decided last night to go with a taco/mexican food buffet. I'm thinking ground meat (kept warm over a sterno), with hard & soft tacos, veggie fixings like tomatoes, lettuce, olives, some cheese, and sour cream. We'll also have some chips & dips made with salsa, cheese, etc. I'd also like a veggie tray or two. For drinks, I'm going to do a punch and have some bottled water in a cooler.
So, now I need your help. Anyone have an easy punch recipe? How about any good mexican dips that are to die for?? How about easy side dishes? Any help would be appreciated!