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What to buy?! Ive never did this before!?

So my dh is trying to get into the Masons.... They have to come over & interview the family... They will be coming over around 6:30 & DH said they will be here for about 25-30min..
Id like to have something for them to snack on or something. But Im clueless to WHAT!?
What is something I can go buy or make very easily to have for them?!
Me & DH have never hosted anything together except dd birthday parties!
So what should I buy to eat?
Any tips? Any advice?!
Thanks ladies! :)


Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Jul. 26, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • Don't do pastries and bagels in the

    I have no idea who the masons are, but I'd offer coffee or water and have a plate of cookies out. Its a very short appointment, they probably won't eat or drink anything, its just nice to offer.

    Answer by gramsmom at 4:44 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • or should I NOT have any food? and just offer them a drink (non-alcholic kind!) ...

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • i would do something simple like coffe and pie or just have some lemonade.

    Answer by kscmbz at 10:18 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Coffee and cookies. or as kscmbz suggests, lemonade. It would be courteous to offer something.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:23 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • what is the masons ( sorry )

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Coffee, tea and bagels or danishes. That way it can serve as a mini meal but not be overwhelming for the guests. Croissants work well too! Make sure you have both decaf and regular tea and coffee and an assortment of sugars, creams and spreads for the pastries.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • I 'm always concerned about setting out snacks with sugar (like cookies, pies, etc) unless it's sugar free. I usually just put out a veg tray and punch. I don't drink coffee so I wouldn't make it. A lot of folks can't drink coffee after diner without keeping them up bc of the caffeine.

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:04 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Admckenzie has a good point about caffeine. It's why I only offer decaf when I offer coffee. And ice water or lemonade is a good choice also if they don't drink coffee. I hadn't thought about the sugar in the cookies, good point. Of course they don't have to take any. A sugar free cookie as an alternative maybe.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:55 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • A plate of cut veggies with a bowl of hummus
    Assorted soft drinks and ice

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:59 AM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I would do either veggies & dip or a fruit platter. Offer cold drinks (water/lemonade/unsweetened iced tea). That's plenty.

    Answer by bocamom62 at 5:03 PM on Jul. 27, 2009