Post # 1
I am hosting a bridal shower and I need help with how much food I need to buy! There will be about 30-40 people there. Also it is going to be all sweets, I threw in the fruit just to add something other than junk but still sweet. I listed the amounts that I planned on purchasing. I want to make sure we have plenty but at the same time I do not want to have tons of left overs! The shower is from 3-5 pm, if that helps any!
I am planning on having:
cupcakes (white and chocolate)(2 dozen of each)
donuts (glazed and chocolate)(2 dozen of each)
cheesecake bites (new york, turtle, white chocolate raspberry)(63 pieces from sams)
chocolate covered pretzels(unsure on amount)
fruit kabobs(probably strawberry, grape, pineapple)(unsure on amount)
and some sort of candies(unsure on amount)
punch(unsure on amount)
mimosa(unsure on amount)
milk(for all the sweets)(unsure on amount)
bottle water(unsure on amount)
Post # 3
I think you should reconsider adding some non sweet options. If I was at that shower, I would be maxed out on sugar and carbs after like 2 treats and still be hungry, unless I specifically knew it was just desserts.
Post # 4
Maybe also have some cheese and crackers
Post # 5
the bride to be wants sweets and mimosas.. just giving her what she wants!
Post # 6
@FutureMrsBess: That may be what she wants, but what about your other guests? I think I would be sugared out. But if the bride is 100% against non-sweet things (and you don’t have any diabetics), then make sure you put on the invitation that it’s a dessert shower.
Post # 7
@FutureMrsBess: You can still honor the brides wishes and have a cheese/cracker platter. Cheese and dessert goes together well anyway.
Post # 8
The quantities seem more than adequate. I will concur with previous posters–if I attended that shower, I would eat nothing other than a fruit kabob or two, and if it lasted for any length of time, would probably be secretly resentful. It may be what the bride wants, but if you are the host you have an obligation to take all of your guests into consideration.
Also, with all those sweets, you will want to serve tea and coffee as well.
Post # 9
what if i did a platter of ritz crackers and a kabob of cubed cheese and grape tomatoes and took away the candy?
Post # 10
+1 yes I was going to suggest cracker & cheese platter in place of candy! I’d get 4 dozen mixed cupcakes and cancel the doughnuts as well.