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Graduation party for 150
What quantities do I need for grad party of 150 - lots of teens but they will probably be party-hopping.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Shredded Turkey Sandwiches
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Pistachio salad (jello)
Fruit Trays
Veggie Trays
Baked Beans
Iced Tea

Jennifer, how much they eat depends in part on whether it is 2-5 pm or 6-9.

If it is over a mealtime, use the tables to plan for 125 ( 1 1/4 times the amounts for 100). Mid afternoon, less.

Also, if it is mostly teens, I would skip the beer. The adults can do without and if a teen leaves the party and gets picked up for a dui, you the host are legally liable in most states.

Work up an estimate, post it, and I will be happy to help with the rest.

The party is from 2-6 in the afternoon. These are my estimates using the tables and calculating for 125.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Shredded Beef Sandwiches
Shredded Turkey Sandwiches
1/3 lb per person*125=14lbs of ea meat
Total 42 lbs meat
Buns 20 doz=240 buns

Potato Salad 22 lbs potatoes (2.25 gal salad)
Pasta Salad 5 lbs dry pasta

Coleslaw 30 lbs cabbage/3 qts dressing
Pistachio salad (jello)3 gal.

Fruit Trays 5 cantaloupe
2 honeydew
20 lb watermelon
4 lb grapes
2 pinapples
6 lbs strawberries
Veggie Trays 16 lbs total

Baked Beans 4.5 gal.

Cake 2.5 sheet cakes

Pop 125 cans
Iced Tea 15 qt
Lemonade 15 qt

Looks pretty good! You are long on baked beans- about 3 1/2 OK; and slaw, 25 pounds plenty. Other than that, probably not much leftover, and you will only make about 160 sandwiches with that much meat.
Don't forget plenty of ice if you want the tea and lemonade to be popular.
Thanks much. I'm thinking I should up the meat to around 55-60 lbs total. If we get 150 people, I probably need more than 160 sandwiches. If I figure about 4 sandwiches per pound then 60 pounds of meat would give me 240 sandwiches. Does that sound about right or too much?
Sounds OK and it does freeze after.
serving 300 people for graduation party doing fruit strawberries, grapes, and blueberries on sticks how much fruit do I need
2-3 sticks each, depending on what else is served. Consider doing fruit trays with some sticks for garnish- it's an awful lot easier.
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