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|We are serving ham and chicken fingers for meats. Also serving mac and cheese green beans rolls and we will have two watermelon fruit baskets cake and bottled water and tea. How much of each do i need.|
ham- 1 pound per 3 PLUS
chicken fingers- 1 pound per 4
chicken dipping sauce, 1/4 cup per person
Consider adding a raisin or pineapple sauce for the ham, 1 cup per 5
mac and cheese 1 pound pasta per 8, 1 quart sauce and 1/2 to 1 pound cheese per pound
green beans- 24 pounds ready to cook per 100
rolls-2 per, 2 pounds butter per 100
two watermelon fruit baskets- weigh your fruits, so you don't run out- see the fruit tray page
cake- a full sheet cake serves 50. To reduce the high cost of the wedding cake, consider having a smaller decorated cake and either/or a grooms cake (2 layer half sheet, chocolate is popular)) and a kitchen cake (same flavor as the wedding cake, but sheet cake).
bottled water-2 per person
Strongly suggest you add an appetizer table, and here is why:
Why You May Need an Appetizer Table
This does not have to be complicated. Three items, plus a punch, or two if one is alcoholic, are sufficient- 8 gallons per 100. Typically, include a fruit tray or possibly a relish or antipasto tray, a cheese tray and an attractive dip or spread; or you can go with a dinner theme such as TexMex with chips, salsas, Texas caviar and guacamole; Italian with bruschetta or antipasto; maybe shrimps or other cold seafood, if budget permits.
One appetizer service area is needed for each 100 guests.
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