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college graduation
Shantelle Fields
06/21/14
Im planning a graduation party for my daughter it will consist of 75 people including adults and kids. I was thinking brisket, ribs, chicken, salad, potatoe salad, beans, corn on cob, fruit trays, and a cake as well as drinks. Is this an ok menu and how much will be needed for the number of people.
ellen
06/21/14
Perfectly OK traditional menu.

brisket, 30 pounds raw
ribs, at least 1 per person, I allow 1/2 pound
chicken, 1 piece per person- about 8 chickens

salad, use the plan for 100 page, do 3/4
potato salad, about 2 1/2-3 gallons
beans, 2 gallons
corn on cob, 1 piece per person, or 1 1/2 if you use the half size ones. about 3 pounds of butter

fruit trays, use the fruit tray page. 1/2 the deluxe tray for 100 would be enough
cake, a full sheet or a 2 layer 1/2 sheet would serve 60. How about 2 dozen cup cakes to cover the gap? Tiny mortarboards from chocolate graham crackers stuck on the icing?

drinks- use the beverage planning page, covers ever type drink.

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