FH and I want to have a casual clambake reception. We found a great caterer so for dinner we are planning a clambake - they will offer lobster, a chicken dish, a beef dish, clams & mussels, and a variety of sides.
I am not sure what to do for cocktail hour though - my family is Italian so are used to heavy, heavy cocktail hours. Would it be ok to just do several passed apps (I was thinking crabcakes & sliders and a few others), a cheese station and some kind of veggie station? Would it be weird to have a hot food station as well? I am sure there will be plenty of food but I am used to cocktail hours with like 10 stations and passed apps!