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Old 09-25-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Quick ideas to cater to 20 families for my son's b-day party

It's my son's 6th b-day party to day and I'm cooking for about 20 families.
This is my spread so far, which by the way I cooked myself (wife's shopping for party favors)

- 5 medium pizzas
- 2 pots of spaghetti, 1 meat sauce, 1 plain
- 2 pots of rice
- 1 pot of pancit (filipino chow mein)
- 1 pot roatsed potatoes
- 1 pot lemon chicken
- 2 shrimp trays
- 1 pot pepper salad
- 2 pumkin pies
- 2 flats of cupcakes
- 1 birthday cake

I'm looking and I don't think it's enough. Guests are gonna be here in 3 hours. Any quick cheap recipe's I can get in there?

Also can you guys think of some quick games I can do along with musical chairs, a pinata, and pin the tail?

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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No veggies? Some plates of carrots, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes and dip.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:12 PM   #3
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No veggies? Some plates of carrots, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes and dip.

Good call

I forgot I have a pepper salad and 2 trays of shrimp in the fridge. Plus tons of chips
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Default Re: Quick ideas to cater to 20 families for my son's b-day party

You can do some kind of easter egg hunt thing.

Or a scavenger hunt where groups of 4 or 5 people go knock around the neighborhood looking for random items on a list.

For food:

Maybe you can just go buy some fried chicken or something generic since it seems you've already got a lot of decent dishes.

Adding veggies and chips and other appetizers like sushi or bread can make it seem like a lot more food too.

Likewise, adding treats like cookies or chocolate/banana bread can be good too.
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5 pizzas dont seem like enough for 20 families dawg...kids gonna go straight for that first. cold cut sandiwch if u dont think u have enough food cuz its quick
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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You can do some kind of easter egg hunt thing.

Or a scavenger hunt where groups of 4 or 5 people go knock around the neighborhood looking for random items on a list.

For food:

Maybe you can just go buy some fried chicken or something generic since it seems you've already got a lot of decent dishes.

Adding veggies and chips and other appetizers like sushi or bread can make it seem like a lot more food too.

Likewise, adding treats like cookies or chocolate/banana bread can be good too.

I like that. I'm gonna hide some Mini pumkins around my court yard.
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5 pizzas dont seem like enough for 20 families dawg...kids gonna go straight for that first. cold cut sandiwch if u dont think u have enough food cuz its quick

That's the smokescreen leading to the cupcakes and icecream cake. Kids are too busy in playmode to eat.
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im hungry can i come?
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:31 PM   #9
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Lol, for sure, come down to Olney. You can help monitor the games for me, bring beer.
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Sausage rolls. Can't go wrong with them.
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I'm looking and I don't think it's enough. Guests are gonna be here in 3 hours. Any quick cheap recipe's I can get in there?

Also can you guys think of some quick games I can do along with musical chairs, a pinata, and pin the tail?


If you're pressed for time, why would you be looking for recipes? You can go to the grocery store and just buy an unlimited amount of food. Packages of burgers, cold cuts from the deli, buns, cheese, you can get all sorts of already made pasta salad, antipasti, I mean......just buy a bunch of stuff.
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No hot wings/chicken wings?
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:51 PM   #13
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No hot wings/chicken wings?

This ain't no southern bbq or football game bro!

Lol, just buggin, yeah, I'ma bout to hit the grocery store. I think I'm gonna do the veggie plate, buy a box of swedish meatballs and dump some sweet and sour sauce on them and a bunch of them mini pumkins
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Cuban Sandwhiches

If I ever go to a party/family gathering with Cuban Sandwhiches I just sit there and eat them the whole time.
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kids = hotdogs, get the turkey ones

quick easy and cheap
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