13 Aug A Guide to Food & Drinks For Your Party
More?! There is no more!
When hosting an event in the comfort of your own home, one needs to anticipate the
amount of guests that will be in attendance. Once this is sorted out, you will have better
gauge in terms of how much to purchase for your soiree.
Drinks: One drink per guest per hour is the rule of thumb here, as we aren’t trying to send our
guests home in a stumbling stupor. At most, one should consider purchasing up to two
drinks per hour if guests are staying with you, or have a ride home (Über? Lyft? The future
is now!) One must also take in consideration the time of day at which your event will be
held. That is, people usually consume fewer libations at an afternoon shindig than they
would at, say, a function later in the evening. A larger quantity of drinks will also need to
be purchased if food is to be consumed at this get-together, given that people drink more
Speaking of food, how much is too much to serve? You don’t want your guests to leave
with empty stomachs (“please, Sir, may have some more?”), but you also don’t want them
passing out on your couch in a gluttonous haze either (think Jabba the Hut, if he attended
intergalactic engagements ). Consider the following table when determining how much
food you need to prepare:
When are you serving the Apps?
|Appetizers preceding a full meal||At least 4||6 to 8 pieces||150 to 200 total appetizers||300 to 400 total appetizers|
|Appetizers without a meal||At least 6||12 to 15 pieces||300 to 375 total appetizers||600 to 750 total appetizers|