Post # 1
In lieu of cake, we’re having cupcakes – a combo of regular and minis, and a dozen gluten free, in a combination of 5 different flavors. Our guest list is about 95 not including us and 2 vendors, so call it 100. How many cupcakes should we order – regular/minis?
We plan on providing pastry boxes for guests to take leftovers. I’m ordering 50 boxes – do you think that will be enough? I don’t think everyone will want or need to take leftovers home but I want to have the option. (Dang those boxes are expensive)/
Let me know your thoughts and if you did cupcakes, how it worked for you!
Post # 2
3-4 per person, especially if minis and multiple flavors.
50 boxes should be enough, how many couples? and not everyone will take one.
Post # 3
Where are you getting your boxes from?
I’d order a couple more than 50, maybe 60 or 70 just in case?
Are you serving the cupcakes as your dessert or are you serving dessert as well? That makes a difference.
Post # 4
I ordered 6 doz regular cupcakes for 30 people, so 2-3 per person.
and my venue provided to go boxes for free, so maybe that’s an option for you as well!
Post # 5
ladyvk : Boxes are from Amazon, $35 for a box of 50! If you guys know of a cheaper place, let me know.
The cupcakes are going to be the only dessert, no candy bar or anything like that.
Post # 6
msmeow85 : then 2 to 3 per person sounds adequate.
I don’t know where you are from but https://www.creativebag.com/us/boxes/food-containers
I’ve ordered plenty of things from creative bag and they’re wonderful.
Post # 7
I would say closer to 70-80 boxes JIC and just don’t open them until you need to (in case you need to return) and 2 cupcakes pp
Post # 8
I would say 2 regular sized cupcakes per person or 3-4 mini, especially if there are multiple flavors people will have more of the mini sized.
Post # 9
ladyvk : I checked them out and while their prices are pretty cheap their shipping is $18 US (I’m in the US). Crazy! Thanks anyway 🙂
Post # 10
We did mini cupcakes as well. If memory serves me correctly, our vendor reccomended 2.5-3 mini-cup cakes per person. We had around 200 people at our wedding- so it ended up being quite a few cupcakes. That said, by the end of the night, I think there were maybe 30 left? I think because they were small and easy to eat, people just went to town. The boxes are a nice idea though. How thoughtful!
Post # 11
We did cupcakes. 75-80 people attended and we had 120 regular sized cupcakes (vanilla and chocolate). We had quite a bit of leftovers, I want to say 36-48 leftover.
Post # 12
I would do at least 2 regular sized cupcakes per person. More if they are the minis (maybe 3-4 minis).