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Hello fellow DR'ers, My BIL is getting married, and my MIL is having an engagement party for him and his bride-to-be in Charlottesville on Labor Day weekend. There are going to be about 40 people. She has asked me to help with all the food, which I think I an perfectly capable of doing. I will have a few days to prep and make food with some help from my MIL and I can also make my hubby and SIL help too. I kind of/sort of have a menu that my MIL and I are conceptualizing. I need some help on quantities, other menu ideas, and if there are better places to source certain things, tips on making some of this ahead. The menu we were thinking about is quasi Italian so: Meatballs (thinking need about 80-100?) in marinara (was thinking 1 oz size that they have at restaurant depo all beef, I could make from scratch, but I just don't think it's necessary when I am going to have to prep so much), cheese platter (can likely make this myself with maybe some olives, etc, I could make one large one or two medium size ones), caprese skewers with seasoned mozz balls, melon and proscuito skewers (this is one I am worried about have never balled melon before, may have to practice, I wish I could buy melon balls, I could always cube it, but the melon balls look so precise), antipasto platter, some sort of tortellini likely cheese so it is veg friendly with a sauce? (was kind of thinking a non-nut pesto??), grilled veggies, garlic bread (is there any good recipe for like a rolled bread, garlic bread, instead of the big loaf that you slice variety?), tiramisu or tiramisu cups (I will buy this pre-made), and then another type of dessert (maybe a cake? That we can also buy from somewhere). I also thought about making pepperoni rolls with this too. I think I might need another pasta??? maybe a baked penne one with meat, one not with meat? For beverages, I was thinking a punch of some sort would help so that we don't have to have so much poured. We will also have wine and beer. Will have to figure out beverage amounts as they are not very good at that sort of thing. I guess we might need sparkling wine for a toast. Is Total wine the best place to go for this sort of thing, price-wise? Thanks for any tips and suggestions.