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Grad party anywhere from 40-70 people
Sheila
07/04/13
Hi trying to plan grad party makes it hard when people do not RSVP! I'm planning on making
100pc chicken
300 sweet and sour meat balls
15 pounds white rice
15-20 pounds(uncooked) pork loin for pulled pork sliders
10 pounds coleslaw
10 pounds pasta salad
3 veggie pizzas (the appetizer kind)
Fruit salad ( not sure how much of this I need)
Chips
Dip
Dessert trays
5 pounds green beans
5 pounds baked beans

Will this be enough I'm trying to avoid overspending and having too much left over

Thank you so much!

ellen
07/04/13
Usual caterer plan is 85% of the invites. Will that work for you? Most likely you need around 50. The amounts need some tweaks-

100pc chicken- plenty- some left
300 sweet and sour meat balls-plenty some left
15 pounds white rice- way to much, I only do 8 pounds per 100
15-20 pounds(uncooked) pork loin for pulled pork sliders- plenty. You could cut all 3 meats by 25% and still have plenty
10 pounds coleslaw- plenty
10 pounds pasta salad- plenty
3 veggie pizzas (the appetizer kind)- plenty
5 pounds green beans- need 10-12 pounds
5 pounds baked beans- need 2 gallons

Fruit salad ( not sure how much of this I need) Do a fruit tray instead- for 50 or for 3/4 of 100 depending on how many you decide- see the fruit tray page

Chips- 1 pound per 12
Dip- 1 cup per 5

Dessert trays- see the dessert planning page

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