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birthday surprise party
I'm planning a surprise party for my husband on his 40th birthday & wanted to do some of his favorite foods. How are the amounts below for dinner time party for about 20 people? Also, thoughts on menu?Thanks so much!

Mini Reubens - 40
Broccoli cheese bites - 40
Deviled eggs - 36
Ham -15lbs
Rice - 5 cups before cooked
Cole slaw- not sure how much?
Loaded mashed potatoes - 15lbs potatoes?
Oatmeal raisin cookies - 40
3 cherry cheesecakes

Thanks for the help!

I thought about doing something with steak as well to have another meat but not sure what would be best for 20 people. Any help would be appreciated!
You have plenty of food without the steak! I am suggesting tweaks on amounts. You will still have leftovers.

Mini Reubens - 40- plenty
Broccoli cheese bites - 40- plenty
Deviled eggs - 36- only need 2 dozen eggs

Ham -15 lbs- 10 pounds plenty
Rice - 5 cups before cooked- ok
Cole slaw- not sure how much? 3 quarts to 1 gallon
Loaded mashed potatoes - 15lbs potatoes? with rice, 8-10 plenty
I would add a colorful veg- 5 pounds- fiesta corn casserole, broiled tomato halves, California medley, mixed roasted veg, etc

Oatmeal raisin cookies - 40- plenty
3 cherry cheesecakes- plenty

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