Party Planning Tips by Kizzie Inc.

When planning your menu for a party, figuring out how much food to make can be stressful, and downright overwhelming.

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Should you serve cheese or dip on the party menu? Plan a buffet or pass around hors d’oeuvres on trays? How many different appetizers should you prepare?

Overwhelmed and confused, hosts often end up overspending, yet still wind up short on the foods their guests really want.

Party menu planning basically boils down to simple math.

Here are some simple rules of thumb to take the guesswork and stress out of entertaining.

Check out the fab tips below…..

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Breaking Down the Math of Entertaining

How
many different appetizers should you serve?

Less than 12
guests:

2 to 3 types of appetizers

12 to 20 guests: 4 to 5 types of
appetizers

20 guests or
more:

6 different appetizers or more

How
many appetizers should you make?

Breakfast,
Lunch, or Afternoon
: 1 to 3 pieces per person per
hour

Evening Event
Followed by Dinner:
2 to 3 pieces per person per hour

Evening Event
without Dinner:

5 to 6 pieces per person per hour

Here
are a few things I have noticed when entertaining that you may want to consider
when planning your next party menu……

People
eat more during the first 90 minutes of any event. Don’t worry if your food
seems to be disappearing, as the consumption will taper off.

Young
people eat more than older guests. And even younger guests waste soda. Do not
buy canned soda. You will thank me later.

People
eat more at casual affairs than formal ones.

Buy
more food for a buffet than for passed around appetizers.

When serving
themselves, people tend to pile on their plates. Yes, they do and do not eat
all of the food.

Special
diets such as vegetarians or gluten-free
should have two-eating options, but shouldn’t dictate the entire menu.

Relax.
It’s a party to gather around and enjoy each other’s company. You’re not Martha
Stewart. Just your unique wonderful self!

Link to Kizzie Inc. original post http://www.kizzieinc.com/category/decorating

 

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Inc. d.b.a Kizzie, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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