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First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

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Denisemang
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First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

Hi,

Well Ava's 1st Birthday is almost here. July 4th.

As of now it looks like we will be having about 55-60 adults.

I don't know what types of food to put out. I didn't want to go full blown catering. I was thinking maybe some heros (but how many?), pasta salads, reg. salads, hamburgers and hotdogs. Any other suggestions?

Also, what about beverages? Should I just get cases of beer?? How much soda will I need... Anyone have any pointers? Also there will be about 12 children. I was going to do chicken mcnuggets and french fries for them.

I better hit Costco.

Someone please help me figure this all out.
Thanks SO much,
Denise
PS. What about a cake??? I am doing a Little Mermaid theme.

Posted 6/16/06 8:02 AM
 
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DRMom
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Melissa

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

Not sure where you live but d o you know Bagel Biz?They do full BBQ's and send someone to cook and clean up. They are in Hauppauge-you should check it out. Otherwise you or your husband will be cooking alll day

Posted 6/16/06 12:17 PM
 

jilmadison
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Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

If you are doing heros just tell the place how many people you are expecting and they will recommmend what size to get. IMO i would not bother with burgers and franks if you are having a hero. Too much work. The place you get the heros will also give you some salads.

I would make some appetizers, perhaps pigs in a blanket, wings. (or if you wanna keep it simple cheese and crackers, chips and dip)


Posted 6/16/06 1:35 PM
 

DRMom
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Melissa

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

At Bj's they have a whole book of character cakes. They make excellent cakes and the decorated ones are so cute for kids

Posted 6/16/06 5:45 PM
 

True-Joy
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Joy aka janwinterbridejoy

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

i think you should average about 2- beers person and get a few bottles of wine or maybe make a sangria or some kind of frozen margarita. i think you should make your own salads because the are extra work but tatse so much better

Posted 6/19/06 10:41 PM
 

Denisemang
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Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

Ok,

Here is what we decided on. Appetizers:

Chips/Dip, pretzels, veggie platter, mozzarella and tomatoes

Food:

2 6 ft heros
1 1/2 tray Baked Ziti
1 tray Sausage and Peppers
1 1/2 tray Chicken Franchese

8 lbs Potatoe Salad
Macaroni Salad
4 lbs cole saw

Regular Salad

Desert:
Cookies, Cake and Fruit Platter

What do you all think?? Should I do more, is this good?

Posted 6/22/06 11:29 AM
 

mamaA
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Member since 6/06

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Amy

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

As much as kids love french fries, they tend to get cold and soggy very fast, even when using a sterno.

I would make a half tray of mac and cheese- kids love it and you can leave it in a sterno to keep warm.

Posted 6/22/06 3:38 PM
 

Liz
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Member since 5/05

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Liz

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

I would just say maybe a few more pounds of potato, mac and cole slaw. Everything sounds great.

Posted 6/22/06 4:06 PM
 

Selden78
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Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

sounds good to me

Posted 6/28/06 10:37 AM
 

puppylove
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Summer

Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

Sounds delicious!

Posted 6/29/06 2:48 PM
 

Karen
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Re: First Birthday Party - Food and Beverages? Please help me.

as someone who does not eat mayo, you might want to add another non-mayo based salad - maybe a pasta salad??

JMO!!

Posted 6/29/06 4:30 PM
 
 

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