Hello all, I need some help. I'm having an " open studio " party next month and am asking my guests to bring either " the champagne of beers or the beer of champagne". That's kind of a joke my husband and I had while dating....cheap champagne followed by beer. Lol...classy, huh? Anyway, we are celebrating the completion of a large sculpture I'm working on and have invited oodles of friends. 5 could show up, or 105. I'm thinking of cooking up some bread ahead of time and making brochettes ( bread, mozzarella,and basil ) and just having the oven hot enough for reheating. The problem is that we are going to be too busy explaining the art, etc, to be manning the oven. But..I really would like to incorporate it into the evening. After all, as you know, it's really cool to have your own Wfo...! Do y'all have any great party food ideas that I could cook ahead of time and serve warm or cold? The garden's doing well, lots of tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and green beans, so using those ingredients would be fun. What goes well with beer and champagne? Chips, dips, maybe some pre cooked desserts like pizza dough with marscapone and chocolate? Bear in mind that July in Texas could be well into the 100's, even late evening. And if you're in the neighborhood, please join us! ( I may put you in charge of the Wfo!) Please toss ideas this way! Thanks!!