I'm planning a party for about a dozen friends soon, and am wondering how much food to make. It will be a soup party, with black bean, Portuguese kale, and Paraguayan meatball soup, and there will also be bread, salad (probably cole slaw) and dessert. We are in the upper reaches of middle age, and don't eat as much as we used to. Would a cup and a half of soup per person be a good amount to plan on? I don't mind some leftovers, but don't want to be left with quarts and quarts.
This is always a problem for me, and I appreciate any help you can give.