Especially when the fizz may be flowing or there are lots of hungry men. My answer is - set the expectations on the invitation - let guests know that there will be (lots of) Canapes - but you are not providing dinner. About 12 - 14 Canapes per head should be enough for a 4 hour party. However we can provide additional food if you want more than just Canapes and the following "package" is a popular one.
10 Canapes freshly prepared served to your guests one by one. Include a mix of meat, fish and vegetarian - some hot some cold.
As the evening progresses we can set out a "Graze Table" for you - with foods that are a little more substantial including Finger Sandwiches, Sausage and Onion Rolls, Our Take on a Cheeseboard or a couple of our Savouries with Toasts.
And we can leave you with a platter of mini desserts - say 3 or 4 per head for guests to help themselves