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Wedding Reception for 150
Aisha
06/07/14
Hi Ellen! We're having a wedding reception at 4:00 PM for 140 people (120 adults & 20 kids) We're having a self serve buffet. Here's my plan:

Appetizers:

300 Meatballs w/ Spaghetti sauce
200 deli spirals
2 fruit platters (400 pieces)
2 vegetable platters (400 pieces)

Salad:

16 lbs garden salad mix
16 8 oz bottles salad dressing
toppings (bacon bits, cheese and croutons) (How much????)

Meats:

250 pieces fried chicken (wings, breasts, legs)
200 pieces baked chicken (wings, breasts, legs,thighs)
52-60lb(raw) boneless ham

Sides:

12 1/2 pans baked macaroni & cheese (says each feeds 20)
5 gal canned green beans
5 gal canned sweet corn
12 pans (12in L x 10in W x 2 1/2in D) cornbread dressing
2.5 gal country gravy

Bread:

250 kings Hawaiian rolls

Nonalcholic drinks:

150 bottles of water
8 gallons sweet tea
8 gallons lemonade
100 lbs ice

Bar Menu:
We have hired a bar tending service but we're providing our own liquor.
Brides drink: strawberry Vodka lemonade
4 oz strawberry lemonade
1 tablespoon or 0.5 oz Smirnoff strawberry vodka
Serve over ice
Serve in 7 oz plastic cups

** 10 bottles of 375 mL Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka
6 gallons (128oz) of lemonade
11 bottles 750 ML Torani Strawberry Syrup

Grooms drink: Captain-n-coke
4 oz Coke
2 tablespoons 1 oz Captain Morgan
No ice (unless they ask)
Serve in 7 oz. plastic cups

** 10 750 mL bottles of Captain Morgan Rum
16 2 Liter bottles of Coke

Wine: Moscato
50 750ml bottles of Moscato

Any feedback/recommendations you could provide would be great!

ellen
06/07/14
Appetizers OK.

Salad:
16 lbs garden salad mix
16 8 oz bottles salad dressing
OK, some left; 13-14 pounds enough
toppings
bacon bits-get real, 1 #10 can, about 10 cups
cheese- 6 pounds shredded
croutons- 7 pounds small

Meats:

250 pieces fried chicken (wings, breasts, legs)
200 pieces baked chicken (wings, breasts, legs,thighs)
too much- no more than about 100-120 pieces of each
52-60lb(raw) boneless ham- OK

Sides:

12 1/2 pans baked macaroni & cheese (says each feeds 20)-OK, half pan really feeds about 15
5 gal canned green beans-8 #10 cans
5 gal canned sweet corn-8 #10 cans
12 pans (12in L x 10in W x 2 1/2in D) cornbread dressing- some left
2.5 gal country gravy- go 3

Bread:

250 kings Hawaiian rolls
add butter, 5 pounds

Nonalcholic drinks:

150 bottles of water
8 gallons sweet tea
add 4 gallons unsweet tea
8 gallons lemonade
100 lbs ice

Bar Menu:
We have hired a bar tending service but we're providing our own liquor.
Brides drink: strawberry Vodka lemonade
4 oz strawberry lemonade
1 tablespoon or 0.5 oz Smirnoff strawberry vodka
Serve over ice
Serve in 7 oz plastic cups

** 10 bottles of 375 mL Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka this is about 5 fifths, I would go 7-8
6 gallons (128oz) of lemonade
11 bottles 750 ML Torani Strawberry Syrup

Grooms drink: Captain-n-coke
4 oz Coke
2 tablespoons 1 oz Captain Morgan
No ice (unless they ask)
Serve in 7 oz. plastic cups

** 10 750 mL bottles of Captain Morgan Rum
16 2 Liter bottles of Coke

Wine: Moscato
50 750ml bottles of Moscato

This looks pretty good- and do buy from someone who lets you return unopened bottles

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