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Is this enough food for 20 people on Thanksgiving?

ForeverBirds | Nov 13, 201607:03 AM

It's my first time hosting Thanksgiving (as in, cooking for more than 4 people), so while I have the menu down, I'm trying to figure out the portions. We're hosting 20 people, of which 2 are small children, 2 are preteen girls, the rest are adults who are, I'd say, a mix of heavy to light eaters. We do want leftovers, and we're also providing to-go boxes for guests to take a plate home if they wish. Oh, and it still be served buffet style.

So far on the menu I have:

A 10 lb ham and a large, disposable roasting pan full of chicken and dressing (we're not big on turkey) for the entrées.

Sides:
40 devilled eggs
mashed potatoes (20 potatoes)
10 cups gravy
macaroni and cheese (3 lbs dry pasta)
2 green bean casseroles in 9x13 dishes
one mess collard greens
roasted carrots (5 lb raw)
4 lbs potato salad
3 jars pickled beets
2 cans cranberry sauce (most of our crowd isn't big on it, and one guest might be bringing cranberry salad as well)
36 rolls
2 skillets of cornbread
one 9x13 pan stuffing (basically the same as the chicken and dressing, minus the chicken)
Field peas with bacon (one family size can; this is really just because we have some in the pantry we need to use)

For dessert:
2 pecan pies
2 Hershey's pies
2 coca cola cakes in 9x13 pans
one each 8x8 pan of pumpkin pie bars and lemon bars

For drinks (not planning on alcohol unless there's room in the budget):
2 gallons of sweet tea
3 liters each Dr Pepper, Sprite, Coke
Also water will be available

Does this sound like enough of each dish? I don't want to run out of any one dish. My main concerns are the green bean casseroles, the cornbread, and the dessert bars. Maybe I should do 2 of each type of dessert bar, an extra skillet of cornbread, and an extra pan of green bean casserole? And is that enough to drink? Should i add more tea maybe? This is just my first time hosting Thanksgiving so I'm a bit nervous!

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