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I am helping a young lady plan her wedding. The wedding will be at 2 on a Sunday afternoon. She is planning for around 125. Please help me tweak the menu. Family and friends will be helping with food I just need to make sure I have amounts correct. Thank you so much!!!
150 chicken fingers cut into 3 pieces
For an afternoon reception for 120 , I would definitely tweak this menu a little. People will be dressed up (BBQ sauce is drippy) and not hungry for a meal, and happy for a bit more sweet.
150 chicken fingers cut into 3 pieces, This looks unattractive; consider nuggets instead, 4 per person. At least 2 dipping sauces, 2-3 quarts each
12 lbs cocktail sausages in bbq sauce, 14 pounds, tiny meatballs are an option, consider a lighter colored sauce such as pineapple/orange or sweet and sour. 4 quarts sauce or gravy for very light coating.
5 gallons chicken salad, 4 gallons max, and consider you want small rolls or cocktail bread slices with this, at least 5 for every 4 people. You might consider 3 chicken and 2 seafood if you want to be a little more fancy, you will have some left
20lb Veggies for tray (carrots, celery, cucumbers, cherry tom, and broc); 12-14 pounds plenty. Maybe add a mixed gallon of olives and pickles?
20lb Strawberries and grapes for fruit tray, OK
Suggest some definite expansions for dips and spreads. Remember a pound is a pint, and that means 3 pounds is only 48 tablespoons, barely one measuring teaspoon per person... For 120 people, 3 dips, I do 3-4 QUARTS of each
6 lb Various cheeses for cheese tray; For 120, I would not do less than 12, 1/2 could be logs/balls, or queso/hot dip, and/or a sweet spread such as a cream cheese spread with dried fruits, served with ginger snaps or lemon snaps as the crackers
6 lbs various crackers, OK
3lbs Buffalo chicken dip
4lbs Potato chips
Wedding cake and grooms cake
5 gallons sweet tea-8
If it is an adult crowd, consider reception level coffee- see the beverage planning page
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