as wedding plans get into full swing, i could use some suggestions for food.
i'm getting married in Maui with parents and siblings as our only guests. then flying home for a kickbutt huge reception for the friends and relatives. so because it's not being held right after the ceremony, we don't feel we need to serve a sit-down dinner. so we're going to start it later and just serve finger foods and dessert trays at 11 or so.
being a casual non-traditional wedding, i think instead of a cake we're going to do cupcakes, decorated and stacked up. easy portioning, easy way to have a couple different flavours, and i've seen photos of it done, it looks awesome. so that's pretty much settled.
so all i need is some ideas of what else to serve. we're doing fruit and raw veggie platters of course (i will look into vegan dips for both, nobody will know the difference) and the omnis will have meat and cheese trays and buns to put together their own sandwiches. all side dishes and desserts i want to be vegan. so i dunno, pasta salads and whatnot. but the omnis can't know it's vegan so nothing real tofu-y lol.
any ideas and/or recipes would be much appreciated
oh, and the reception will be Hawaiian themed. i could also use ideas on favours. i was thinking sugar cookies with our last initials printed on them with coloured icing (saw it in a magazine, looked neat) but it wouldn't be very hawaiian unless we use pineapple shaped cookie cutters which would be downright tacky lol.