Thank you for all the suggestions!
Currently I'm leaning towards swapping in a green salad for the asparagus- one less thing to cook. I just need to make some kind of salad dressing- or would you go with bottled?
I'll check to see how everyone is on mushrooms, though I think they were a like last time.
If the bread doesn't work, I've googled scones- I may end up making them another day even if I don't use them here.
My fruit salad is likely to be berries and melon balls. Maybe with pineapple.
For dessert, Surianne's suggestion of ice cream reminded me of ice cream parfaits, which I can make in advance. I'll have to make room in the freezer! Chocolate ice cream layered with fruit/jam and chocolate chips, with whipped cream on top. Or perhaps strawberry ice cream layered with white chocolate chips. Decisions, decisions... Ben & Jerry's would be the ice cream of choice for this. I'll have to find parfait glasses.
We're likely to go to a local botanical garden after lunch, then head back to my place. If it's a hot day, I was thinking of making these
and maybe a fruit/cheese/crackers platter for later.