My brother and I are throwing our mom her 50th birthday bash. We are having the partyy at the American Legion and there my household members and my cousins are going to get employed in the kitchen. So can you suggest some recipes for appetizers for my mom’s 50th birthday that we can easily make by ourselves? Anyone have any finger food tips and that is low in cost given that we are on a small budget but expecting about twenty guests. Also, do you think it is more affordable to get ready made platters or would it be more affordable to make it for ourselves? The kitchen does have an oven and a deep-fryer, what do you suggest?