Everything you need to know for feeding a crowd on the cheap. Includes a huge menu idea list, a chart for what to serve depending on what time of day your party is at, inexpensive ways to add some pizaaz to your food table, food shopping tips, tools that no party should be without, and more!

Um, this is a great idea for a party so everyone isn't crowded around a dip tray and double dipping.

Freeze ice cream scoops in a muffin pan before the party. Great time saver & much less messy at cake time.

Wow the Crowd with a Deep Seven Layer Dip http://www.yummly.com/blog/2012/09/wow-the-crowd-with-a-deep-seven-layer-dip/

luau centerpiece for food table

Taco Casserole - I just made this and it is delicious. I topped it with sour cream and next time I will add black olives and maybe top with guacamole too! YUM

TO DO: Remember to use birthday cake sprinkles with tea lights in a votive as table decor.. cute for birthday decorations, could adapt for Halloween and holidays as well...silver and blue sprinkles would look great!

Party Planning Food Chart : guidelines on how much food to serve at your party based on how many guests are coming.

A great list of fun projects to do with your cookie cutters!

Use this chart to make sure you have enough to feed a crowd from 12 to 65 people. The chart lists the most commonly served summer foods, and is provided by The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Nice ! I like Chinese tea first, but I should not forget the English tea tradition. Sugar cubes, lemon, milk and some tea biscuits would add to the experience of an English black tea.

Lemon Drop cocktails served on a tray lined with jelly beans

Tons of tips for feeding a group - including charts showing appropriate food to serve depending on what time of day your party is. #party #food #funcheaporfree

A Mexican Buffet Dinner Party -- menu & recipes with make-ahead, set-up, & serving tips

Butterfly snacks.. what an adorable idea! Brought to you by Shoplet.com - everything for your business.

Party food ideas - I have one of these serving pieces.

Plastic Tables Clothes & Balloons ~ awesome party idea!

Camping lights under table cloths for outdoor party

Pairing Wine & Food Chart It's time to pair wine like the sommelier! Follow the guidelines to make the best food and wine pairings at every meal.

Great ideas for the at-home reception or any party