Newbie here, in need of some help planning a menu for about 70 people. It's a first birthday party for our little princess.
On the menu:
Homemade three-tier birthday cake
(Depending on location) Beer, wine, sangria
The problem I'm having is figuring out how much of everything we'll need. I know it's pretty unlikely that someone will have a burger AND a hot dog AND barbecue AND pasta salad AND coleslaw, but we want to be prepared. The guest list is equal parts people who don't eat much and people who eat like horses.
So, I have two specific questions, really:
1. Should I allocate for everyone to have a bit of every single thing on the menu, even though that might not happen?
2. What is a good, cheap option for the six or so vegetarians who are coming?
3. If someone could help me figure out how much of each thing I would need for 10 people (we don't have an official guest list yet, and 10 is an easy number to work with), I would be very grateful.