## How many appetizers do I need for a party of 50?

Caterers often plan a minimum of 4 different choices for groups of 25-100 or more, adding an additional choice for each 25 people.

A good rule of thumb for a dinner party, allow for 6 appetizers per person.

For a cocktail party consider making 12 appetizers per person.

## How many appetizers per person do I need?

Multiply 12 appetizers per person by the total number of guests to calculate the total amount of appetizers needed for a cocktail party. Divide the answer by the number of appetizer types served. That’s the required total number of appetizers for a cocktail party.

## How many appetizers do I need for 40 guests?

For more than 45 guests, approximately 8 different appetizers. The rule of thumb for smaller gatherings is that 3 types of appetizers are suitable for 8 to 10 guests; 4 or 5 types of appetizers for 14 to 16 people.

## How many appetizers do I need for 25 guests?

Here’s a quick guide to how many appetizers you should serve at your party: 10-12 guests = 5 appetizer selections. 25 guests = 9 appetizer selections. 50 guests = 13 appetizer selections.