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graduation party
Viola
05/04/12
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!
ellen
05/09/12
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.

Annette
05/09/13
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?
ellen
05/09/13
Annette, Double the pork, vegetables are fine, 10 pounds of dry pasta.
Lynn
05/16/13
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?
ellen
05/17/13
A trimmings list for sandwiches is on the sandwich page. It is for 100, use half.
karen
05/21/13
For graduation party - how much pork loin is needed for 250 people. I also need an Oreo fluff recipe/ingredients for 200.
ellen
05/21/13
Sandwiches, 1 pound per 3, plated 1 pound per 2. I don';t do Oreo fluff. You need about 8 gallons.
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