Appetizer Math

The number and type of appetizers you serve all depend on the event you are hosting.

type of event

number of appetizers

Cocktail Party:

12 pieces per person

Dinner Party:

Four to five pieces per person for an early meal
Six pieces per person for a later meal


Eight different appetizers if 50+ people
Four or five different appetizers for 20+ people
Three different appetizers for small gatherings