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Self Cater an Evening Fundraising Event

csprunger | Mar 8, 201411:07 AM


I am working with a volunteer group to coordinate our first evening silent auction as a fundraiser for my son's elementary school. Our budget is low (about $1000 for 150 people) so we are self-catering the event. We have been to BJs to price out various items and have the following on our menu:

cheese platter - gouda, brie, sharp cheddar, goat, havarti, pepper jack, crackers, grapes
antipasti - proscuitto, salame, pepperoni, mixed olives, artichokes, french bread
veggie tray w/homemade ranch
shrimp cocktail
bacon wrapped scallops
pigs in a blanket
risotto bites
spring rolls
chicken satay
hummus & pita
chips & salsa
dessert - mini brownies & cupcakes

We may try to get a couple local restaurants to donate some sushi. This doesn't exactly max out our budget. I'd love to add something like grilled veggies but don't exactly have the time to make it, given everything else that has to happen the day of the event.

With the individual pieces, we have about 3-4 pcs per person. Is that enough? Any thoughts on the menu? Other ideas of what we might be able to serve that would be easy to execute, store and then serve that night.

Thanks for your help!

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