How much food do I need for my party?
December 5, 2011 1:09 PM Subscribe
Open House food for 70: enough! or too much?
posted by jrochest to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having a holiday open house this sunday, and I've invited everyone I can -- about 70 people on FB, but more via email/in person. Now, not everyone will come, and not everyone will come at the same time (start at 3 pm, till midnight) so I'm not concerned about filling the house, but FOOD is an issue: I normally give house parties, where everyone just drinks and eats chips.
"Open house" implies a spread of finger food and baking, which I'm looking forward to doing. But how much food will I need? How about drinks?
And anyone got any favourite stand-around kinda munchies/finger food recipes to share? I have cookies, and I'll do spinach dip and such, pick up some frozen shrimp, cheese and crackers, etc. I've just never fed this many people and don't want to run out!!