(Closed) H’ors d’oeuvres quantity to order?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m planning on six “bites” per person for our Happy Hour appetizers.  We are having dinner afterwards, so I am not planning on as much as a appetizer-only reception.  We won’t have the same quanity of everything, though.  Will have a lot of hummus but only 100 pieces of dim sum and sushi (Trader Joe’s has darn good sushi-18 pieces for less than $7).  We’ll probably have 8 appetizers in total, but we are self catering so the cost won’t be as high.

Post # 4
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oddly enough my caterer told me “one per guest” and I’m assuming that one applies to each appetizer I choose?  We’re having dinner immediately following the cocktail hour with a full open bar, so I definately need to feed my guests.  I feel like I need more though for sure.  Maybe it’s just because I’m a little piggy and I love h’ors d’oeuvres. 

Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think one of each per guest is a little light, too, especially with cheese and crackers.

We breaking things down like this (150-200 guest, but 25% kids)

100 Dim Sum

100 Sushi

10-12 ounce containers of Hummus

150 Spanikopita

150 Red Pepper Bruschetta

100 Chicken Lettuce Cups

150 Proscuitto & Melon Balls

We will make a trip to Whole Foods for a cheese selection.  Probably six cheeses with herb crackers and baguette slices.

Post # 6
9 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

Are they being passed or will they be on display, because that makes a difference in how much people eat. They eat less when they’re passed. I’m a meeting planner, and for my corporate cocktail receptions I normally count on about 5-6 pieces per person (passed).

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