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Old 06-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Another Grad party question

If I'm having, potatoe salad, Macaroni salad, and baked beans, do I need enough for everyone? or do I split the amounts by how many people, like you do if your having more than one meat. For example Approx. 175 people divide the people by 3. That would mean I would need approx.58 servings of each salad dish. I'm so lost at doing a big party.

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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Don't make full servings of each as people will take smaller portions so they can try several things. However some people won't want macaroni salad but loves baked beans. For a party of 175 I would probalbly make 75 servings each, maybe 100 if there are not many other side dishes. But if people are going to be going off to different parties, stopping for a bite at each party, yeah, I think your formula is great!
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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That's a good formula- in fact, I'm going to remember it next time I host a big party. Also, leftovers are never a bad thing, and beans save well for a few days.
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