Thanks all!! I thought it would be ok but then I started to worry it wouldn't be substantial enough. I'll definitely add veggies & fruit. I had that in the back of my mind but forgot about it. So a crudité platter for sure and probably some small grape bunches. And yes, a pitcher of ice water - good idea. With fruit slices floating - I like that!
I figure it will last between two and three hours. Most of the people attending know each other so my plan is food & drink & conversation for the first hour or so, then open gifts, then people can continue to hang around and chat as long as they like. People who know me (most of the attendees) know that I love hosting and that I'm happy for folks to stay as long as they like.
Although I've hosted zillions of parties, dinners, and the like on my own, I've never had the opportunity to host a shower (bridal or baby) totally solo. It's always been a case of co-hosting with others for these kinds of events. So I'm really excited about being the only one giving the party for this friend. I get to plan every single bit of it. Wheeeee!!!