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grad party for 175
kelly
06/04/13
Hi Ellen,

My son's high school grad party is this Friday and at this point, I am very uptight about food quantities. Would you look over my estimates and tell me how far off base I am? We are estimating about 175 people.

Pulled pork sandwiches - 200 sandwiches approx. 5 oz of cooked meat on each (thinking about 70 lbs of raw loin to make it?)
**we are making the sandwiches and wrapping them up for the event**

Baked beans - about 12 gal.

Coleslaw - about 12 gal.

Mixed fruit salad - about 24 gal.

veggie trays -

carrots - 20 lbs
broccoli - 10 lbs
cherry tomatoes - 12 quarts
celery sticks - 6 lbs

we are also having chips, bread and butter pickles and dill pickles.

Cake Pops - 300

1 full sheet cake

sundae bar with hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, oreo crumbles, and whipped cream

we are also having a candy buffet with assorted treats along with favor bags to take home.

Thank you for your guidance!

ellen
06/04/13
Pulled pork sandwiches - 200 sandwiches approx. 5 oz of cooked meat on each (thinking about 70 lbs of raw loin to make it?)- use shoulder, makes better pulled pork, 60 pounds boneless plenty
**we are making the sandwiches and wrapping them up for the event**

Baked beans - about 12 gal.-8 plenty

Coleslaw - about 12 gal.- 6 plenty

Mixed fruit salad - about 24 gal.- Do fruit trays? Much prettier, hold better, easier to eat and the leftovers are more useful. See fruit tray page. If you do fruit salad, 12 gallons max

veggie trays -
carrots - 20 lbs
broccoli - 10 lbs
cherry tomatoes - 12 quarts
celery sticks - 6 lbs
Dip- 1 1/2 gallons

we are also having chips, 1 pound per 10-12
Dip 1 cup per 5-6
bread and butter pickles and dill pickles.
2 gallons total

Cake Pops - 300

1 full sheet cake

sundae bar with hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, oreo crumbles, and whipped cream- see the ice cream sundae bar page

candy buffet with assorted treats along with favor bags to take home. Nice

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