Growing up, my family and I were often invited to New Year's Day open houses. I love the laid back gatherings, so I thought I'd start the tradition here on the West Coast. Thanks to the holidays, only 10 people or so will be attending, between 11 and 4. I'm vegetarian and would like to keep the menu that way, but I also have vegans and friends with celiac coming, including some children. What do you think of what I've got so far?
veggies and dip
crackers, both regular and vegan/gluten-free
vegan chili, with a variety of toppings, including cheese, olives, jalapenos, sour cream
gluten-free (not vegan)
black-eyed pea salad (for wisdom! also both gluten free and vegan)
collard green salad (for wealth! also both gluten free and vegan)
gluten free chocolate chip cookies
vegan bourbon balls
For drinks, I was going to keep it simple and offer coffee, tea, hot & cold cider, and water.
Also, I was going to set up a table with board games and a corner with craft supplies for the kids.