Most events include some kind of food whether it's a birthday party or a reunion. If you don't have time to prepare food, then consider contacting a catering company who can prepare the food for the number of guests you plan to invite and serve the food as well. Most Tampa catering companies can set up tables and chairs as well as the place settings at the tables if you're planning more of an elegant event or even one that is a bit more organized than a gathering with a group of people.
Before hiring a catering company, make a list of the people you want to invite. You should also make a list of the foods that you want to serve and what foods shouldn't be included because of allergies that some guests might have. Find a location that is large enough for the number of people you plan to invite and that is large enough for the supplies that the catering company needs to prepare and serve the food. Some companies make the dishes before arriving at the venue while others have extra people on hand to cook at the venue so that everything is as warm as possible. Try to find a company that is in your area because some caterers might charge extra for traveling a long distance. You should also keep distance in mind because it could impact the warmth of the food if it's being delivered already prepared.
Find out if you need to provide anything or if the company has all of the supplies that are needed. You should also ask if there are discounts if you have people willing to help the caterers or if you supply the tables and chairs as well as the plates and only use the company's food and drinks.