Party FOOD Calculator
Party Food Calculator
This is one of the hardest parts when planning a party or reception. Personally – I ALWAYS overdo it. I am just lucky I have a good size freezer.
Cocktail or Hors d’oeuvre Party.... per adult, prepare appx. 1 lb of food per person
Meals… 1 1/2 Pounds Of Food Per Adult
Now these are only averages for mid size adults. If the majority of guests are large or petite… adjust your amounts accordingly.
I catered a bridal shower for a Pro football player’s future wife. We planned on her girl friends as the guests. When I called her after to see how it went, she told me there was not enough food. All the football player husbands and boyfriends arrived toward the end & chowed down on everything. That was not in her plan, but really be aware of who your guests are.
Appetizers: On average, for the first couple hours… each guest will eat about 10 appetizers. Each hour after that, the amount will go down to 2 or 3. Now this is the calculation if there will not be a meal after. Prepare a little less if you are having a dinner party.
Pizza: Adults & Teens… average 3 slices per person. Younger children allow 2. Again, all depending on the size of your guests.
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