Calculating How Many Appetizers Needed for a Dinner or Cocktail Party
Having a party and not sure what you’ll need for appetizers to feed all the party-goers? This post should help you out with that…read on.
There is a general formula, which caterers go by.
For a cocktail party:
- 12 pieces per person
- Multiplied by (x)
- number of people
- Divided by (÷)
- number of different appetizers
Halve the amount of appetizers when dinner is being served.
Plan on six different appetizers for a guest list with less than 45 guests. For guests list with more than 45 guests, plan on eight different appetizers. It’s wise to have hot and cold appetizers so that when the hot appetizers are being cooked – guests will have other appetizers to munch on.
One of my most favorite appetizers to serve are Cheese Crab Meat English Muffins