There's always a dilemma with having guests for cocktails. Usually one starts with cocktails, and a few nibbles. Doing a major dinner party may not be in the cards, either because of household disruptions, or back problems, or just because you don't feel like it. Then comes the what do we do now bit, go out for dinner? What if you just don't really want to, or the local restaurants aren't up to snuff?
Here's a solution. A good sized selection of Spanish Tapas, enough for everyone, and you are full enough that dinner out is not going to be necessary. Everything is do ahead, so no mess before or after.
A reasonable selection: Aioli sauce for dipping.
Seafood and new potatoes for dipping into the aioli.
Spanish Albondigas (meatballs) in spicy tomato sauce
Baguettes or Bolillos for aioli or mopping up the spicy sauce.
Spanish Tortilla. Omelette with an attitude.