I've committed to hosting a Christmas Open House this year which will also give most of our friends and coworkers who have not seen our new house the opportunity to visit. The date is December 15 and I have to go through with it because the printed invitations arrived in the mail yesterday! :0) I'm looking for menu and beverage ideas. Do slower cookers look tacky for something like this? I do have chaffing dishes I can use to keep things warm. I also am seriously thinking about hiring a server to keep the food refreshed, the tray tables cleared, etc. Do you think that is a waste of money? Yes, I plan events for a living and I enjoy doing it. When things are in my own home I way over think them!!!!