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Cook Talk

Food for 120!
Hi there! I need some help! I am catering my own wedding reception for 120 people and have no idea how much of each thing we need!

We are having a Baked Potato Bar! We will have potatoes and for toppings we will have, butter, sour cream, salsa, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, chives, and bacon bits.

We also will be having a Smores Bar outside by the bonfire. How many gram crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows do we need?

Any help with this is MOST appreciated!

Thank you so much! :)
Annie Doores

Hello, Annie,
Potato bar is a good choice, and you have a great deal of planning to do. Please first read the planning article under the button called "wedding dinner", and trust me when I say, you need a committee for a dinner.

Have you considered a 1 pm wedding with hor d'oeuvres/ cake/sweets and punch/tea/coffee? It requires about half as many people to prep and is less costly. People like it too, because they can go home without paying for a second night at the hotel.

Annie, a bonfire is risky at a wedding if people are dressed up, or have been drinking. There are really good s'more type brownies available, too.

Are you planning a meaty dish, bbq, or chili as part of the bar?

The amounts of sweets depends on the ages of the guests. When you write back, tell me about your guests.

There will at least 30 kids out of the 120. Also we will be having chili with the baked potato bar.
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