you've already gotten so many good ideas I'm not going to add any.
I do agree with the person that said to keep it simple.
If you're new at this, and sounds like you are, you don't want to do a huge complicated undertaking.
Love the idea of a rotiserrie chicken from the market too.
They are cooked to perfection usually, and all you do is yank the meat off and use however you so desire.
What's your favorite vegetable? If you like something that much, bet she would too.
Like I found a great recipe for Brussels Sprouts au gratin in Country Living magazine I think it was. Gad, is it ever good and really a crowd pleaser, but then, we all like bs and many may not. Even if it's candied/glazed carrots rounds, with lot's of butter, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper, that could and would taste wonderful.
Caesar Salad, yep, easy and wonderful.
Dessert, you can do a couple if you'd like.
The strawberry's dipped in chocolate, is wonderful too.
I attended a party where the long stemmed strawberry's were set out with 5 little bowls next to them for your dipping pleasure.
Chocolate syrup, brown sugar, honey or powdered sugar, spreckles, you dipped what you liked.
BarbL has a great easy and fun idea for her cakes. Ask her if you want something easy that you can personalize according to the fruit you like best. It's fruity cake. WONDERFUL and EASY PEASY.
Whatever you decide, please report back, we'd love to hear the results of your hard work. Good luck.