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We are having a grad party for approximately 100 (that includes at at least 35 teens)
We are having the party from 6:30pm - 9:30pm on a Saturday night at a restaurant at a health club. We only have use of the microwave and refrigerator.
Planned menu to date:
Meatballs (estimating 2-3 per person) with 4" rolls (13 dozen)
Pulled pork sliders (18 pounds) and extra dinner rolls
Chicken Riggies pasta (2, pans - restaurant says will feed 60 people)
Mashed Potato bar (20 pounds potatoes - using your recipe )and various toppings
Cucumber, mozzarella, and tomato salad (estimating 5-6 pounds)
Pasta Salad (8 pounds dry)
Fresh fruit trays - 2 trays estimated to feed 65 people
Desserts - mini- 1/2 moon cookies - 6 dozen
mini-cupcakes - 6 dozen
mini-cannoli's - 6 dozen
mini- cream puffs - 6 dozen
Various candy - salt water taffy, jelly beans, etc.
We have a peanut allergy relative so I will have to incorporate a small peanut free cake as well.
Is this enough food? I stuck with my sons favorites and I was going to add mac-n-cheese too but wanted to check in with you. Or...what about adding antipasto?
Thank you for your advice,
Crock pots, lots of crock pots.
I would definitely NOT add another starch dish. A relish tray or antipasto tray or antipasto veggies are indeed a much better choice. Recipes for all on this site.
Meatballs (estimating 2-3 per person) about 14 pounds
Your desserts are plenty. Consider doing dinner level coffee for the adults with these nice desserts.
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