On Friday I hosted a reception for the new grad students entering our department. I made the food, others provided the drinks, and everyone had a good time. Despite a few early bacon jokes, the menu went over smashingly with everyone (even bacon boy). I think if the food is good no one cares if it can be labelled vegan or not. Above is the savoury table.
I made and baked the baguettes, focaccia, turnovers, palmiers, samosas, and cupcakes ahead of time and froze them. The thawed cupcakes were iced on the day of the party, and the samosas reheated. Pesto and hummus were made the night before, and fruit and veggies were cut the day of the party.