We are trying to keep it easy this year - lots of cold seafood, some BBQ'd prawns & scallops, some lamb, grilled eggplant and asparagus, some salads (a minted bean & fetta salad and a Caprese salad), cold ham etc. It's going to be a bit eclectic, but we're trying to aim for mostly cold foods, nothing too heavy, and just foods we generally love.
We usually do turkey stuffed with cranberry & macadamias, and a roast pork shoulder with hasselback potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus etc. We're breaking tradition this year
Throughout the day there will be homemade dips (baba ghanoush, hommus & tzatziki), with breads etc., cheese platters with olives, tapenade, prosciutto, smoked salmon etc floating around. Lots of wine.
Dessert will be a citrus tart, some almond shortbread and some white chocolate mousse, but i'm looking at doing a black forest cake instead. We like to put a few different options out though. Dessert is followed by espressos.
We do breakfast and lunch, and eat leftovers for dinner. We usually have Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine for breakfast, but this year DH has asked if he can make everyone some special pancakes (I think he is doing lemon and poppyseed ones).
Usually feed 8-10 adults, plus 3 children. No budget.