(Closed) How much food for cocktail hour??

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would do this:

 

1 — Fruit

1 — Veg

4 — Meatball

4 — Chicken Roulade

4 — Cheese sticks

 

Total Non Meat – 400

Total Meat – 400

Everyone would get 2 pieces total and about half would get more.

 

(If possible I would add a half order to the cold displays.)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@megan52088:  Are you choosing all of them or narrowing it down further? 

 

narrowed to these):

chips and dip – per pound (3 ounces per guest = 900 ounces = 56.25 pounds)

party snack mix – per pound (same as above) 

pretzels – per pound (I’d skip these) 

meatballs – 1 order serves 50 (2-3 pieces per guest) 

cheese sticks – 1 order serves 50 (2-3 pieces per guest)

southwest chicken roulade – 1 order serves 50 (don’t know what this is) 

fruit – 1 order serves 100 (I’d choose this or the veggies and dip not both) 

veggies and dip – 1 order serves 100

Post # 6
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would do more than @Americano suggested. At least 3-4 pieces per person. You do NOT want to skimp on cocktail hour food. People drinking on an empty stomache can lead to seriously drunk guests…which can put a damper on the whole wedding. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Agree with PP – think in terms of how many “bites” per person. I think we had about 5-6 (for an hour) and it was definitely not enough.

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

4 to 6 – meatballs

4 to 6 – chicken roulade

4 to 6 – cheese sticks (do you mean like fried mozzarella sticks?) 

2 to 4 – veggies and dip

2 to 4- fruit

i say “to” because I don’t know what “serves ___” means: they provide one each, two each? LIke others have said, let each guest have 2-4 pieces each.

I wouldn’t do the chips and dip, pretzels, and snack mix – feels too much like a children’s birthday party rather than a wedding. Three hot appetizers and two cold would be a good balance, though if possible I might add a cheese plate instead of the cheese sticks which would have more options and would be classier, unless you mean something other than fried mozzarella sticks.

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