how much food for an engagement party buffet?t
I am throwing an engagement party with 60 guests in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone knew of a site that would help estimate food quantities needed.
I do entertain a lot at home and always make way too much food and want to avoid that in this situation. The party is off-site and I am doing very well on a diet plan over the past 3 months, so don't want the leftovers for both reasons. :-)
I know that it depends on how many choices there will be so so far I was thinking of making: Tossed salad and rolls, Italian meatballs, Swedish Meatballs, Honey chicken wings, Rice Pilaf, Penne ala vodka, Stuffed shells and Chicken w broccoli. I was also thinking of having a hot dog stand and serving hot dogs with Sauerkraut.
Based on those choices, how many 1/2 trays of each choice would I need?
Also other suggestions or substitution ideas would be appreciated for something a little different from what I am afraid might be a kind of boring menu.....
Thanks for your help!