Two years ago we did kind of the same thing for the first-born, but we sent out invitations with the graduation announcements, we had no control over the RSVPs, and it was billed as a come-and-go open house. We planned for 75, and got a lot less.
Plus, the first time around, we ordered all the food from a local Mexican restaurant, because 1) Mexican is cheap, 2) most everyone likes it, 3) we could lay it all out and people could assemble it in whatever combination they wanted (nachos, burritos, tacos, with or without beans, etc.), and 4) it was easy.
As I said, we planned for 75. We ordered food for 75. They delivered what seemed like enough for 150. We fed everyone that day. We sent some with a couple of friends. We ate on it for a week. We took the rest to a family gathering and fed 20 people two meals with it. So, I'm not kidding when I said we had a lot of food.
So, you'd think we'd learned out lesson, right? Originally, we ordered for 30 people. Two days before, as we watched the Facebook replies surpass that mark, we decided to increase the order to 40.
|Just a few chips|
Plus, with all the beef, chicken, beans, and rice, we haven't been lacking for meals this week. We froze the remainder so we wouldn't have to throw it out. I may trade in my normal caps for a sombrero before it's all gone.