Pictures of Hors d’oeuvres for 150


We were trying to do super inexpensive yet nice food for approximately 150 people. There were no cooking facilities there so everything needed to be made ahead of time and no real way to keep things warm we went with simple room temperature or cold foods. We cut all the vegetables, meat, and cheese ourselves to save money. I am grateful to have a wonderful spouse who graciously helped for two days get this ready.

Cupcakes were donated from a local bakery, Full-Circle Cafe, and they were amazing!

We made two huge vegetable trays. The colors looked lovely on the tables and they are a simple way to feed lots of people. We had extras to fill as needed but not much more was needed. The bowls held dip for the vegetables which we played just before serving.

Two large trays of grapes and strawberries were very simple to put together as we didn’t cut the tops off the strawberries but rather just rinsed them. Grapes are easy to wash and plate by tearing them into small chunks.

We made two giant cheese balls. These were quadruple the original recipes and then surrounded by pretzel crisps. This is the Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball and the Classic Cheese Ball is below.

Add to this the items I forgot to take pictures of as it got busy. We made Antipasti Skewers, (a cube of salami, provolone cheese, and a sweet grape tomato on a small skewer with a balsamic reduction drizzle). We had 3 trays of those about 300 pieces.

The trays of cream puffs and tiny chocolate eclairs which they have every year and everyone loves. These are purchased and all I had to do was thaw them before serving.

This was finished withΒ  chips, salsa and guacamole donated by Moe’s. Twenty large pizzas donated by Silver Beach Pizza.

There was plenty to eat and drink and I had no reason to panic. The best part was that all the paper goods were disposable so for the first time we did not need to run the dishwasher at the event. It made it so much easier.

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.

 

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations on your successful event!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  2. renxkyoko says:

    The spread was lovely ! ! ! Do you have plans of going into catering business. I’m sure you’ll get clients in no time. It’s by word of mouth , basically. ( although my Mom submitted bids for office parties )

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! But no. This was a favor for a board I am Vice Chair of. We do the fund raiser every year and this year we were short someone to cater so I offered to help this year. One and done. πŸ˜‰

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  3. That’s a lot of people to feed! I get stressed when having 10 people over for something. 150? Lord, I’d have lost my mind getting ready for that. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol. Thank you. We used to throw casual sledding and Christmas parties for 100+ people although it has been 5 years it all came back really quickly. It was kind of fun but not something I wish to do regularly.

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      1. Uh, no. I’d think not. πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. mistimaan says:

    Well done and loved your post πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  5. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, awesome, Marci! I am so happy for you that all of your efforts worked out so well!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Erika! It was such a great evening for a worthy cause.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        So good to hear, Marci 😊

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  6. Blue Sky says:

    I am glad everything went well for you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  7. Great job! This reminds me of my catering days. I think I was insane back then, doing this on a daily level… πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! There is no way I would ever do this all the time. It was fun for a one off kind of thing but I think I would get tired of it real fast. πŸ˜‰

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      1. It is very tiring, though there’s also a lot of adrenaline rush to compensate. But I’m glad I got away in time and can do smaller events with less pressure. πŸ™‚

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  8. Looks like a great party.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was great fun!

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  9. Just wow, those look amazing

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  10. Rini says:

    I couldn’t imagine prepping food that many people. Great job!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was a family effort.

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  11. pat grattan says:

    You had lots of practice from all the family cabin parties. Glad it went well, but I agree — not something I want to worry about every week.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Pat!

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  12. syl65 says:

    Happy to hear all went well, Marci and you had some generous support to help out too! Blessings!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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      1. syl65 says:

        You’re welcome! 😊

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  13. terrepruitt says:

    Great ideas for prep ahead. The veggies look lovely!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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  14. Well done! I’ve always found catering like this to be a bit stressful. πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I had no idea what to do. This was a favor for an organization and I will probably not do it again, until next year if they ask again. πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, I know the feeling. It’s always good to help, even if it is hard work. πŸ™‚

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