How about a Bologna Cake, you could have a lot of fun decorating it. I've made it for various parties, and it is very easy to decorate with a theme in mind.
Or the ever popular Meatballs in Chili/grape sauce, so many variations on this are around. I tasted one made with cranberry sauce last year and it was yummy.
Buffalo Bites are a nice twist on the traditional wings, and no messy bones to get rid of. And it's so darn easy as well.
Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms are always a crowd pleaser.
Or how about a bowl of Marinated Olives? Throw in some cubes of Feta Cheese for a total sensory explosion in your mouth.
Sorry, couldn't resist typing that.
The Tomato Bites I made awhile back
disappeared fast, so I think they might be a good choice as well.
Here are just a few possibilities for 'THE BIG DAY', I'll come up with a few more ideas for you.
Just in case you're needing inspiration, that is.