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Caterer or Whole Foods or Thai Restaurant or...? My mind is spinning with options for my daughter's bat mitzvah

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Caterer or Whole Foods or Thai Restaurant or...? My mind is spinning with options for my daughter's bat mitzvah

elyster | Jul 30, 2012 07:27 PM

Hi everyone! I have been researching options for my daughter's bat mitzvah in September. I thought it might be feasible to do some cooking but it's looking less and less likely that will happen. I do need to keep costs down. I have gotten estimates from a few caterers and it looks like, with food, service, meals tax, etc, I should expect to pay about $50 per person, plus the cost of china/cutlery/glassware.

When I priced out Whole Foods, with hiring waitstaff and rentals, it wasn't that much less expensive.

Am I missing something obvious here? I know I have to spend some money to feed 100 people a decent meal. On the other hand, this is a party for a 13-year-old. Should I just order burritos from Anna's Taqueria?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Although names of more caterers, unless you know for a fact that they are very inexpensive, probably will only make me more confused. :-)

Thank you!

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