(Closed) How many hors d'ouvres for 65 people?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

is this for just a cocktail hour followed by a meal?

Or are you doing an hors d’oeuvre reception at a mealtime?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you are following this with a meal, I’d do 5-6 pieces per person at least. Some will have more and some will have less. But people will be hungry and I assume drinking so you need to make sure you have enough.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

If you’re just doing a cocktail hour, I would plan on 3-4 pieces per person.

You might want to think about offering less options so that it isn’t so disjointed. With only four kinds of hors d’oeuvres you’ll have 50-65 pieces per option as opposed to 22-28 pieces per option with the nine kinds of hors d’oeuvres.

 

ETA: I just reread your post. The four hors d’oeuvres you picked out sound great 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

As someone who doesn’t like eggs (quiche) and is very selcetive with meat, I would suggest maybe an additional choice, also think about the drinking, maybe the sandwiches or canapes. Just wanted to give you something to think about 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

are you having any other food at the cocktail hour?

They will go quicker than you think – I wouldn’t go under 5 pieces.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@out4answers:  so that comes out to about 2 pieces/person, right (3 trays x 12 pieces x 4 types)?

I think it’s light, honestly. Can you supplement with a cheese/cracker/veggie platter?  And if you go that light on the passed apps make sure they stagger them throughout the cocktail hour. Otherwise they will be gone very quickly.

Your dinner buffet sounds very good.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@out4answers:  The reason I think it’s light is that most people will likely take at least 2 pieces in the first 15-20 minutes (imagine what you would do if you were at a cocktail hour). Then you are out of food for the next 45 minutes. Or, if they don’t take 2 pieces right away, other people will take more than 2 pieces and some people won’t get any at all 🙁

 

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Honestly I feel that you may want to consider getting 4 or 5 trays of each hors d’ oeuvre. Otherwise you run the risk of not having enough to go around. IMO I would perfer to have extra as not enough apps for everyone to enjoy. This option allows guest to have 1 of each of the  hors d’ oeuver offered or a total of 4 pieces per guest. 

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