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Old 08-04-2013, 02:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hoping to be able to afford a baptism party for my son. It would be about twenty people. Any affordable meal ideas?
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What time of day would it be? The cheapest would probably be morning or afternoon tea. And you could make most of the food in advance - biscuits and slices, fruit platter, maybe a big bowl of popcorn, sandwich platters. And tea and coffee.

If it's a proper meal then things like curries or stews using cheaper cuts of meat, rice, pasta bakes, salads.

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The meal would be between 11:30-12:00
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Pasta salad, a few quiches and maybe a couple of coffee cakes?


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Pasta salad, a few quiches and maybe a couple of coffee cakes?

Yes, this.  My LO's baptism party meals were usually something similar to this, as everyone was hungry after Mass but still hadn't had breakfast.  A couple quiches (one all veg, one with ham or sausage), muffins, fruit salad, coffee, tea, and juice.  Plus cake for later. 


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I don't know really how baptism parties go.. so please excuse me..

but could you not make it a pot luck?

 

other wise casseroles, lasagna and such are cheapest
 

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I did a taco bar, which ended up being fairly affordable. I do a black bean/corn/quinoa/etc blend filling, and  a meat & black bean filling.

 

make a salsa (or ask one of the guests to bring it)  make a guacamole (or ask for someone to bring it) and have soft shells and tortilla chips.

 

if you cook your own beans rather than using canned you'll save more, too.


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