I hope this goes on Not About Food - I debated between here and Home Cooking but it's not strictly about cooking, so...
We're doing a Chinese New Year's party on Sunday during the day. I'm expecting 34 adults and 15 babies (most under 2 years). I would like the spread to be abundant but I don't want to over order. A local restaurant is doing the food for me.
Dim sum - 42 orders (6 orders of 7 different kinds, 3 pieces per order)
Vegetarian spring rolls - 8 orders (16 pieces)
Entrees - 4 orders each of 5 different entrees
1 Lobster noodle dish
1 fish dish
1 vegetable dish
1 beef dish
1 chicken dish
3 orders of vegetable fried rice
3 orders of shrimp fried rice
3 orders of pan fried noodles
Does this sound about right? I know people eat less when they're standing up than when seated at a table, but I don't want to run out of food either.
I've cooked for crowds this size many times, but I don't think so clearly these days with a 16 month old (and quite the chow pup to our delight)under foot and I'm suddenly unsure of serving sizes.
Thank you for your input!