Post # 16
I also second having something a bit more substantial if you’re serving drinks though! A small cheese platter with lots of bread/crackers is easy to do on the cheap, and fills the tummy nicely when you’re boozing!
Post # 17
There was actually an interesting thread like this yesterday in which people basically said it’s acceptable if it’s in the mid-afternoon not at a meal time and if guests are made absolutely aware of the situation.
Personally, I think 7 pm is dinner time. I agree with PPs that 2 or 3 pm would be more appropriate.
Just a suggestion: Why not cut the alcohol and serve dinner? I would rather have food than alcohol, personally.