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Party Planning Tips for Calculating Quantities Needed

Napkins

Have you ever noticed that most paper party supply manufacturers offer twice as many napkins per package than plates? This is because that is the amount you will normally need. Some additional guidelines are provided below.

Napkins Calculations Base Per Hour

 Guests   Cocktail Party   Dessert Party   Sit Down Dinner   Buffet Style Dinner 
1 7 2 1 3
10 70 20 12 30
25 175 50 29 75
50 350 100 58 150
100 700 200 115 300


Napkins Comparison
Caspari Ideal Home Range / IHR
  Folded Open Case Count   Folded Open Case Count
Cocktail 5" x 5" 10" x !0" 240 Cocktail 5" x 5" 10" x 10" 240
Luncheon 6.5" x 6.5" 13" x 13" 240 Luncheon 6.5" x 6.5" 13" x 13" 240
Dinner 7.5" x 7.5" 15" x 15" 240 Dinner n/a n/a n/a
Guest Towels 4.5" x 8" 13" x 16" 180 Guest Towels 4.5" x 8" 13" x 16" 192
Guest Towels - Airlaid 4.5" x 8" 13" x 16" 144 Rondo (dinner)   13.5"D 144

Plates

Many times you can plan on one (1) plate per person, yet you should plan on extras. People drop their plates, "lose" them, or throw them away and decide to get more food. To be realistic, add 15% - 25% more in your planning if your celebration is not a sit down meal. You can always use any left over plates at a later time.

Paper Party Plate Sizes and Shapes
Caspari Ideal Home Range / IHR
Dinner Plates Dinner Plates
  L W   L W
Round 10.5" 10.5" Round 10.5" 10.5"
Square 10.5" 10.5" Square 10" 10"
Rectangular     Rectangular 12" 7.5"
Salad/Dessert Plates Salad/Dessert Plates
  L W   L W
Round 8" 8" Round 8" 8"
Square 7.25" 7.25" Square 7" 7"
Rectangular     Rectangular 9" 5.5"