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graduation party
I have invited approx. 150 people to my son's graduation party. This does not include my son's friend list posted on Facebook or school invites. How do youg gestimate how many people will show?
My menu will include: brauts, wings, potaoe salad, veggie tray, oreo fluff, nachos, pasta salad, baked beens. Please tell me how many pounds of each side and how many brauts & wings to buy. Thank you soooooo much!
Viola, once an invitation goes on Facebook, you could get literally hundreds, as friends ask their friends...

You have an expensive menu, especially the wings. Consider adding or substituting at least one low cost entree. Since you have nachos in mind, you might consider adding chili, and expanding to a taco bar, which is lower cost than wings or brauts, when you have rice and beans.

I will be off line for a few days, so here is a little help for the stuff you can estimate per person.

brauts, 1 1/2 per person plus rolls and condments, see the sandwich page for amounts of condiments
wings, 1 pound per 3
potato salad, 4 1/2 gallons per 100 (if you do a taco bar, do 8 pounds rice per 100 instead)
veggie tray, 3 ounces veggies and 1/4 cup dip per person, but I would do fruit trays instead
oreo fluff, if only dessert, 2 cups per 3
nachos, minumum 2 ounces chips, 1/3 cup sauce. 1 gallons sliced jalapenos per 100
pasta salad, 6 pounds dry pasta per 100- aout 3 gallons
baked beens, or refried or charro beans,8 pounds dry per 100.

Having graduation party for daughter
Approximately 75 people
Serving 15 pounds of roast pork
With rice and beans
Vegetable lie stir fry of 15 pounds
How much penne ala vodka pasta would I need?
Annette, Double the pork, vegetables are fine, 10 pounds of dry pasta.
Having a cook-out for graduation party. Aprox. 50 people. Hamburgers, hot dogs. How much lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese, chili buns and condiments needed?
A trimmings list for sandwiches is on the sandwich page. It is for 100, use half.
For graduation party - how much pork loin is needed for 250 people. I also need an Oreo fluff recipe/ingredients for 200.
Sandwiches, 1 pound per 3, plated 1 pound per 2. I don';t do Oreo fluff. You need about 8 gallons.
christmas eve day lunch
On Christmas Eve Day, we normally serve dinner on Sunday, but since Christmas Day is next Day and of course alot of work. We decide to go with oyster stew and a spicey potatoe soup. With this will be platters of sliced chesses, meats, sausages, a fluff of some kind, chips, cookies, brownies, candies, etc. We will be serving approximately 200-250 people. It is planned to be a kind of drop in and snack, eat bowl soup and some trimmings, etc. Have not a real clue in planning how much of all should be done. Any suggestions ??
There is a difference between 200-250. Also, how many would prefer oyster stew depends very much on the type of crowd; if I can't afford lots, I try to stick to something that won't leave people feeling shortchanged if they don't get some. Can you tell me more about the group and any restraints on the budget?
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