If you did decide to go with gloves, remember they are fine whilst circulating with a drink, but should be removed whilst eating. If you're wearing very long gloves you can just undo the buttons, pull your hands out of the "hand" part and tuck that into the "sleeve" part if they are too much hassle to put on/take off.
Don't rule gloves out completely- they can make a relatively informal outfit into something much more formal. They are very dressy though. I've only ever worn them to weddings or nights out a very glitzy/full on glam places.