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#1 oNeLoVe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

I'm having my DS's combined baptism/first birthday party next week.  It's baptism at the church at 10:30 then back to our house for lunch straight after.  Does this sound ok:

As soon as we get back: fruit platter, and a cheese platter

Lunch: I'm ordering a Subway platter of subs plus a platter of wraps from Woollies, plus will do party pies and sausage rolls as well

Then just cake as the dessert

Is that enough or should I be doing more???  We've got at least 30 adults and 15 kids so don't have the room for everyone to sit at a table so didn't want to do anything where people had to balance a plate on their laps to eat!

#2 Girlo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I have found that a really good back up is to have a ham leg and mini bread rolls. Then people can always make themselves a sandwich if they like. And the ham should last quite a while if it is led over.

Although I can see how that might Ben too similar to the subway platter....

#3 oNeLoVe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, the subway platter has Ham, Turkey, Italian B.M.T.┬«, Chicken Strips, Subway Club┬«, Turkey & Ham and Roast Beef                     subs.  And the deli platter has ham or turkey or salami wraps.  

Surely that's enough sandwiches???  lol

#4 ACO

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

I reckon you might need some more dessert. You could do an ice cream station with a few diffent flavours, some cones, cups, spoons, toppings, nuts, crushed biscuit, smarties etc.


#5 Girlo

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Hmmmm.... Candy bar! Delicious!!

#6 tenar

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:17 AM


Are you certain that everyone eats those meats?  

I'd be having some vegetarian options as well, for vegetarians and those who don't eat ham etc.

I'd also cut up a heap of fruit for people to munch on - finger-food sized pieces of watermelon, apple, grapes, pear, whatever takes your fancy...

#7 Poss and Soss

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

1 cheese and 1 fruit platter won't go far with 45 people to feed. Maybe make a couple of each?

How many subways do you get on a platter? From memory they serve around 10? So you'd probably need at least 3 of these and a couple of the wrap platters too.

How big is your cake? Are you thinking finger serve or a more substantial slice? If the latter then you're probably going to need 2 or 3 cakes.

#8 fooiesmum

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hi,

I'd have an antipasto platter inc dips plus maybe a round tray of sushi etc on arrival at home with a cold drink (finger food).

About 30mins later I'd offer the sandwiches/wraps with more cold drinks (buffet style with a take a plate & pop your food on it and walk away style)

For desert I'd do the fruit platter and cake (if the cake isn't large enough for everyone to have a piece I'd have another cake or two also)

Hot food is always hard unless you have someone dedicated to the kitchen, ie oven needs to pre heat, you have to watch then or they burn, they are hot to serve - need plates or serviette, need sauce which can easily spill........

Drinks - individual juice, mineral water, still water, soft drink is easy - in tubs on ice with straws, no cups required.  original.gif

#9 g_uzica

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

We served the same food as you recently and not much of the cheese/ham platter wasn't eaten.  We had

woolworths platter
2 large subway platters
large fruit platter
Vegitable quiche from the cheese cake shop
cake

As PP's mentioned, I would do more dessert suggestions for the kids.

#10 oNeLoVe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (tenar @ 13/01/2013, 10:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you certain that everyone eats those meats?  

I'd also cut up a heap of fruit for people to munch on - finger-food sized pieces of watermelon, apple, grapes, pear, whatever takes your fancy...


Already doing a big fruit platter up. And yep, luckily we have no vegetarians coming lol


QUOTE (Poss and Soss @ 13/01/2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1 cheese and 1 fruit platter won't go far with 45 people to feed. Maybe make a couple of each?

How many subways do you get on a platter? From memory they serve around 10? So you'd probably need at least 3 of these and a couple of the wrap platters too.

How big is your cake? Are you thinking finger serve or a more substantial slice? If the latter then you're probably going to need 2 or 3 cakes.


We'll get back here around 11:30 or so, and I was going to serve the sandwiches at around 12 or just after, so hopefully the 2 platters will be enough - it's only for half an hour when we get back...

Cake will be just a small serving each.  Maybe I should do another dessert too like a cheesecake or something...

QUOTE (fooiesmum @ 13/01/2013, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hot food is always hard unless you have someone dedicated to the kitchen, ie oven needs to pre heat, you have to watch then or they burn, they are hot to serve - need plates or serviette, need sauce which can easily spill........

Drinks - individual juice, mineral water, still water, soft drink is easy - in tubs on ice with straws, no cups required.  original.gif


the hot food is no problem - have my MIL staying, she'll do that stuff inside for me.

Good thinking on the drinks!!  Will grab a heap of different soft drinks and stick them in a big esky full of ice!  I like it!!

#11 oNeLoVe

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

i might do cupcakes too then.  That way I can serve the cupcakes on a cupcake tier thingy plus cut up the cake and put on plates.  People can have what they want then original.gif

#12 GeminiSix

Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

We have got DD's baptism/birthday coming up in 2 weeks.  Baptism is at midday so by the time people get back to the house, they will be hungry for lunch.  

I have got 4 friends doing salads.  The day before I will glaze and bake a ham that I bought at Christmas time, and also bake some chicken breast roll thingies.  Once these are cooled, I will slice and put them onto platters and into the fridge ready for the next day.

DH will go and collect dinner rolls and ice in the morning, put the drinks in the esky's etc.

So when we get back from church, I will whip out the platters of meat and friends will arrive with the salads and put straight onto the table.  The main buffet area will already be set with rolls, condiments, plates and cutlery etc..  I'm using plastic - I don't have 60 normal plates and sets of cutlery, plus would rather spend the time catching up with people than washing dishes!

Dessert will be an ice-cream station plus the cake.

People will have to eat on their laps, we will have a marquee outside with some tables so some can sit there.  






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