When hosting a small dinner party or gathering, one should plan to serve six appetizers per guest. For cocktail parties, 12 appetizers per guest is recommended.Continue Reading
Caterers use a formula to calculate the number of each appetizer to serve at an event. To calculate the total number of servings, they multiply the number of guests by 12, then divide that figure by the number of different appetizers being offered. If the appetizer is being served before a full dinner, then divide that total by two.
For gatherings of between ten and 45 people, six varieties of appetizer are to be served. For larger gatherings, caterers serve eight types of appetizer. For very small gatherings, they serve just three different types of appetizer.Learn more about Food Servings
Options such as wraps, bruschetta, cheese spreads and dips, as well as bite-sized pastas make for quick and easy appetizers that can make a splash at any dinner party. Many traditional finger foods such as shrimp cocktail or canapés can be given a twist for a unique appetizer option.Full Answer >
Couples can save money on rehearsal dinners by limiting the guest list, hosting at home or skipping an entire meal in favor of a dessert bar or appetizers. Alternatives to traditional meals at restaurants save a significant amount of money.Full Answer >
The amount of punch required to serve 100 people will depend on a number of factors. If punch is the only beverage served, is non-alcoholic and the party is expected to last four hours, 31 gallons of punch should suffice. If the punch is alcoholic, 29 gallons are needed.Full Answer >
A serving size of pasta salad is about one-half cup. To feed 50 people one serving each of pasta salad, you need 25 cups of pasta salad.Full Answer >