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Need Menu Advice for 40+ Teens on a Boat...


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Need Menu Advice for 40+ Teens on a Boat...

torta basilica | Sep 11, 2006 05:30 PM

My daughter's Sweet (?!) 16 is coming up & we have decided to hire a boat that normally does wedding cruises (mainly because it's secure - we can frisk the kids upon boarding (well, at least do a bag search) & no one can get on or off or sneak anything on. Those of you with 16 year olds (or who ever were 16 year olds) will understand our security & safety concerns!

Anyway, about 40+ boys & girls. 3 1/2 hrs from 6:30 to 10pm. Main entertainment DJ & dancing. No sit-down dinner, just easy to eat grazing foods. I know the girls won't eat much at all (God forbid a guy see that you actually eat), but the guys will get hungry. Also, don't want to spend a lot on food that will go to waste, esp. since boat is costing so much already! Our 'Cruise Coordinator' has asked for a menu. I'm thinking:

Fruit Platter
Chicken & Cheese quesadillas
Tortilla Chips & salsa
Potato chips & Dip
Birthday Cake

Know we need something for those that don't like cheese or Mexican. I was thinking a small make your own sandwich bar, but daughter says that's dumb... What do I know? Anyone experienced at feeding hungry 15 & 16 year old boys (and also girls who don't want to appear to be eating?) Any suggestions (& prayers) appreciated!

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