## How do you calculate food and drink for a party?

Each adult will consume 1 pound of food total; children, about 1/2 pound. The more options you have, the less you need of each; decrease the main course portion sizes by 1 to 2 ounces if served on a buffet. Guests will always eat — and drink — more at night than during the day.

## How many pieces of food do I need for a cocktail party?

Cocktail Party – Allow 4-6 pieces per hour per person – where the finger food is served in place of a meal. You will serve more pieces per hour in the first 2 hours and less per hour after that.

## How much alcohol do I need for 60 guests?

Here are some quick tips on the amount of liquor you should buy for the number of guests at your party….How much liquor should you buy?

Product (750 ml Bottles) Beer (12 oz. bottles) 48 72 72 96

## How much food do I need for a party of 60?

Most experts agree that for a party of 60 guests you should provide each guest with at least 1 lb. of food. This is a good rule of thumb as some guests will only nibble as others will take much more than 1 lb. You should also take beverages into account–approximately two beverages per person, or 120 beverages.

## How much alcohol do you need for 50 guests?

How much alcohol do you need for 50 guests? For a 4 hour party with 50 guests, you will need approximately 200 drinks: 80 beers, 72 glasses of wine (15 bottles) and enough for 48 individual cocktails (amounts will depend upon what type of cocktail you serve). If you aren’t serving wine, plan on 120 cocktails.

## How many drinks do you need for a 250-person party?

Here’s the formula behind the calculator: Let’s assume you are throwing a 4 hour party for 250 guests. In other words, you will need 250 guests x 4 hours = 1000 drinks. Now, let’s assume you will serve beer, wine, and mixed drinks. BEER: How Much Do You Need? 40% of all party drinks are beer. So you will need to use:

## How much food do you need for a party?

While there is no perfect formula to calculate how much party food and drink you’ll need, there are some basic guidelines that usually ensure a successful party. ONE POUND RULE: The easiest rule is the “One Pound Rule.” Provide one pound of food for each adult guest (not including drinks or dessert).

## What is the one pound rule for food for a party?

ONE POUND RULE: The easiest rule is the “One Pound Rule.” Provide one pound of food for each adult guest (not including drinks or dessert). 1 Adult = 1 Pound of Food 1 Child = 1/2 Pound of Food NON-BOOZY DRINKS: Calculate two drinks the first hour and then an additional drink for every hour after that.

## How much beer do I need to serve at a party?

40% of all party drinks are beer. So you will need to use: We recommend bottled beer but if you are having a keg, you need to make sure you can serve 400 beers. (NOTE: Most kegs contain 15.5 gallons of beer or 165 12-oz servings.)