Here is the short story:
I am hosting our neighborhood cookie exchange this year. Typically it is munchies with tea and coffee affair. I am serving a light luncheon--meatballs, festive green salad, marinated cheese with crackers, rolls possibly, gingerbread, Costco cream puffs. What I need to figure out is beverages. It is kind of a ladies' tea type situation, but I obviously don't really do tea and coffee here. Jeff suggested that I get box coffee from Starbucks (he has picked it up for people at work in the past and they really like it); I could get tea packets, but what kind and what to have with it? Lemon? Honey? Cream? Sugar? All of the above? Or I could just do lemon water and gloss over no tea or cookies by just not saying anything about it?What about hot chocolate? Do non-Mormony people feel like I do--that hot chocolate can be served any time any where and in any weather?
Not really interested in making any kind of moral stand here. Don't really feel the same about tea and coffee in the house as I would say cigars and brandy (insert chuckle); I mostly want to be hospitable and somewhat accommodating without spending money on something that nobody is going to like.What would you do?