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Cook Talk

Sweet 16 party
We are hosting a party for our daughters sweet 16 and having approximately 50 teenage guests. The party will be from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at a rented lodge that only allows catered or store bought trays. To keep it simple we prefer cold finger foods, fruit, veggie, deli... but how much of each is enough being it's after dinner time??
Even though it is after dinner, teens eat a lot; I suggest you just go with 50 as the serving amount.

Fruit trays
Veggie trays
For these, go by the labels
Chips and dips; 1 pound per 12, 1 pint dip per pound
Consider sandwich trays from Subway or Jimmy John's, allow 2 pieces per person

Consider doing a bit of a dessert buffet in addition to the cake, with 3-4 bars/cookies/pieces per person. Big hit with teens.

A popcorn machine might be an interesting addition- about 3 pounds of seed.

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