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Links to help you plan a self catered
Wedding Reception (or other event)
How can I be sensible when I'm IN LOVE??
Number of guests - try to set realistic and
it's easier to self cater 100 people than 300 people (more than 150 is very difficult)
Make your own invitations or go directly to a small printer for a quote.
Decide on a Budget and purchase the food to fit the budget,
serve ham instead of lobster!
Make your own wine.
Purchase a bottle or two of liquor each payday.
Choose the reception hall with the
best kitchen available.
Keep the menu simple, save the fancy ideas
for more intimate dinners.
Arrange with friends and family for extra
Create a detailed list of things to be prepared
along with a realistic time frame.
Check your local Party Rental place for extra serving dishes
and table covers for the buffet table, or shop dollar stores
looking for large platters and bowls.
Plan on purchasing a supply of pretty paper plates,
plastic glasses, napkins etc., this cuts down on cost and cleanup,
you can purchase in bulk case lots if needed.
Use ivy, candles, white mini lights and potted plants
(even color coordinated petunias and impatients
- just plan ahead) for decorations.
Book your reception hall for a Sunday, it's cheaper,
and maybe you can arrange for Sat. decorations at a
bargain (my niece did, and it was beautiful)
You can't do if all yourself, get volunteers and
some paid help
ok, I will, I will!
* indicates information pages found on Growlies.
|Logistics of Feeding a Crowd
(one of the biggest problems is fridge and stove space)
a Crowd Tips*
~Wedding Mints *
~Food Safety *
~Appetizers for a Crowd Tips *
~Party Ideas * everything from a Dessert Buffet to a Pot luck dinner
~Mistakes to avoid!
|Food and Beverage Quantities
to Feed 100*
~Buffet Formulas *
~Cheese, Meat Veggie Platter Amounts *
~Hors D' Oeuvres Reception for 225
~Cheese for a Crowd
~Fruit and Vegetable weight amounts
~Cocktail Party Calculator
~Punch Bar, it's a good thing!
~Bar and Beverage Guide*
~Bar Guide for 100, USA Bride
~Stocking the Bar Tips, USA Bride
(simple tricks to make food look fabulous)
~Buffet Table Set up
~Photos of Tables
~Center Piece tips
~Candle Center Pieces
("Been there, Done That" pages)
House for 100 *
~Afternoon Wedding for 105 *
~Cold Wedding Buffet for 120 *
~Hors D' Oeuvres Reception for 225
~Hors D' Oeuvres for 100
~MANY Party Themes; not weddings
How to make your own
(very easy, elegant cake for
a small wedding - 10 inch layer topped with a bundt cake, insert plastic straws to hold cakes together.
Frost as desired; then fill bundt cake hole with small vase of fresh flowers!)
100 cake photos
~ Traditional fruit cake * and here *
~How to cut a wedding cake
~ Cake Yields, pan sizes
~ How pillars work
~Tiered Cake recipe
~Decorating Tiered Cake
~3 layer, flowers, no pillars
~Chocolate Mousse Cake
|Wedding Specials -
Crafts, Decor etc.
~Crafts and decor
~Wedding Craft Forum
~Beautiful Ribbon Bows
~More Budget Tricks
~Linen Guide- sizes
~Party Rental Items & Photos - ideas
~Flowers, how to do your own
~Tent, make a tulle Tent!
Other sites with adjustable or large recipes
own Wedding Mints
~Recipes to Serve 100 *
~Recipes to Serve 50 *
~Meals for You Adjustable recipes, but not always make ahead, however this site can give you the idea of quantities needed.
~Kitchen Witches A large number of recipes each showing the amounts for 50, 75, 100, 125 and 150 servings
~Home Cooking for a Crowd Tips and Recipes
~Food Service Recipes Links * over 100 links to larger recipes
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