How much food do I prepare?
I need help with how much food to prepare for my mom's 80th birthday party. There are 85 guests on the invitation list. The party is from 2-4pm on a Sunday afternoon and we are serving light hordouvers and cake to include meatballs, ham biscuits, chicken wings, shrimp, veggie tray, fruit bowl, 7-layer dip & chips and cheese tray with crackers. I have been searching for answers on the internet and so far the only advice I have found recommends how many pieces per person. The meatballs come in 6 lb. bags already prepared. How many pounds of meatballs would I need for 85 guests taking in consideration the other food that I plan to have? How many ham biscuits, etc. I would be greatful for any advice.