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Graduation Party Menu - amounts
Emily
05/29/12
Party starts at 3:00, no end time. There are several local kids having their party the same day, so some guests may not eat?? 200 guests are invited, I'm guessing between 20 and 40 additional kids may show. Please let me know how much of each item I should have.

Shredded beef for sandwiches
Dollar buns
Chicken wings (preparing during party - had 50 pounds for prev party that served around 150, but don't want/need to overdo)
Cheesy Hashbrowns
Cherry Chicken Salad
Oriental coleslaw salad
Fresh fruit
Potato Salad (unless I don't need 2 potato options?)
Brown Beans
Pickles
Potato Chips
Sheet cake
9x13 pans bars
beer
wine
pop
water

Thanks.

ellen
05/30/12
Emily, this is way too broad to give you a precise estimate. Usually about 85% of the invited actually come, so estimating for 200 is about right.

Shredded beef for sandwiches- 1 pound raw per 4
Dollar buns 2 per person
Chicken wings (preparing during party - had 50 pounds for prev party that served around 150, but don't want/need to overdo), very popular, would stIck with 1/3 pound, but consider legs- cheaper and you need just 2 per person
Cherry Chicken Salad- 1/2 cup per person- some will use the buns to make sandwiches

Cheesy Hashbrowns- see recipe at the end of the family brunch page
Brown Beans- 3 gallons per 100

Oriental coleslaw salad
Potato Salad (unless I don't need 2 potato options?)

Fresh fruit see fruit tray page- do for 150

Pickles- 1 gallon per 100
Potato Chips- 1 pound per 10, 2-3 cups dip or salsa per pound

Sheet cake full sheet cuts 50 pieces, 2 layer cuts 100
9x13 pans bars- cut 3x5, or 4x5, do 1 bar per flavor per person

beer
wine
pop
water
See beverage plannoing page. Be aware you are legally liable if any underage person has a DUI after leaving your party...

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Emily
05/30/12
Thank you. Would you do both cheesy hashbrowns and potato salad?
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