Bruschetta came to mind......toasted crostini with options for guests....
white beans, gussied up
sun dried tomatoes
Anyone else have new shtuff on their menus?
I've been going the skewer route lately. They're quick to put together, easily transported, and make nice full display for very little product. You can be creative with ingredients, marinated mozzarella and tomatoes, falafel balls with grilled onions and eggplant, basic fruit, cold cocktail shrimp with different marinades, etc. I like the look of a couple of skewered apps propped up in bowls along with other app trays on the table. It makes for great height and interest.
I love the savory cheesecake idea. Everybody loves cream cheese, and it would be so time effective. Much less expensive than a typical cheese tray. The Bruchetta bar is awesome too. That would make a great dinner party app.