Food's in the dining room..
Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, but most we eat.
And it is not hard. Day or so ahead ... Poach the salmon (took 30 min.), prep the veggies while it cooks, blend up the goat cheese and toppings, set the table up with platters and serving utensils. I use small plates and real napkins (environmentally friendly and really cheap at yard sales). Two hours the day of to ... pipe in the cheese, assemble the toasts, slice fresh bread, fix veggies and cheese, arrange flowers. PFS stocked the laundry room sink with beer and the big punch bowl with iced bottles of wine. I put lemon slices in the pitchers for the lemonade.
Did use plastic cups (so gauche!). A quick last minute vacuum and clearing the magazine clutter. With my sister's help we were ready an hour early, so I got to read the Sunday Times.
I think everyone had a good time. Even on the deck. I did pick up a $30 fan on sale at Target to add a breeze.