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Futuremrsn
Devoted October 2020

How many Donuts?

Futuremrsn, on August 27, 2020 at 6:54 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 22
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Hi Ladies! I’m not a cake person so we are having a donut display at our wedding, along with bowls of wrapped candy for the kids. If I were to have about 70-75 guests attend my wedding, how many donuts should I order? I was thinking somewhere around 9 dozen, to have 108 donuts? I don’t know how many people will eat donuts, and I don’t want to have too many left over! How many would you order for a guest count of this number? Thanks! How many Donuts? 1

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Latest activity by Futuremrsn, on August 28, 2020 at 5:50 AM
  • Emma
    Super October 2020
    Emma ·
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    I feel like people would eat one if they are full size donuts. 9 dozen would be 1.5 donuts per person (obviously people won’t eat half a donut but it’s basically saying half of your guest will eat 2) that leaves the risk of having about 2 dozen left over, which really isn’t a bad thing. You can either have guest take some home or have them for breakfast the next day!
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I think that 9 dozen will be enough. And it seems like you are having kids at the wedding so I'm sure they wouldn't be opposed to eating any of the leftovers lol

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  • Marisa
    Master October 2021
    Marisa ·
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    Some people may only eat half, others will eat more. I’d say 9 doze sounds appropriate.

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    Becky ·
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    We did 12 dozen for our wedding and had about 65 people come - there were leftovers, but we wanted to make sure we had enough for people to try a couple kinds (we had 6 flavors). We also did pies though, so we may not have had as many leftover if we hadn't.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Just as with cake, theres no way to guess who will eat a donut or not. So, left overs are usually inevitable. If you don’t want leftovers, I’d do 7-8 dozen because I feel like guests will only take one each like with a slice of cake. Having “seconds” of dessert isn’t totally necessary to ensure. But since kids will be attending, you probably won’t have any left anyway since they’ll probably grab a donut too.


    Also will these just be openly displayed for all guests to walk up and grab? Like a donut wall?
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    Just like cupcakes the rule is 1.5 donuts per person. So you're really not to far off in your numbers. about 9.5 dozen.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I would say about 1.5 servings per person, so 9-10 dozen. I would also caution against having donuts out on display for people to touch, breathe, cough, and sneeze on in the middle of a pandemic.

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  • Futuremrsn
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    Futuremrsn ·
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    Yeah I think I’m leaning more towards 10 dozen, but again it depends on my final guest count due next week!
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  • Futuremrsn
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    There’s going to be plenty of candy too for the kids since it’s October! Hopefully they eat everything and I don’t have to take anything home haha
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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
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    We are going to have cake pops as well for the kids, bowls of wrapped candy, and hopefully plenty of donuts!
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  • Futuremrsn
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    I’m going to speak with my caterer on how to handle the situation best, but I figured they would be set up and kept covered until that time, and then I’d have prongs for people. Perhaps even provide masks when people are going to and from tables with food.
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  • Emma
    Super October 2020
    Emma ·
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    Yes for sure! We are looking at somewhere between 6-9 dozen cupcakes. But we’ll be adding extra because we’ll be doing a minimum of 2 flavors
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Yes, your caterer will know best how they’re handling buffet style displays at events in your area. But given the pandemic, I’d personally have the donuts individually served on plates by catering staff. That seems most hygienic and also gives you a better grasp on the amount to order. You can add a cute topper like the pic so that it’s not a lone donut on a plate. Or even have them individually boxed. How many Donuts? 2
    How many Donuts? 3


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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I would plan for two donuts per guest
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  • Chelsea
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Chelsea ·
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    Any extra can be donated to a place of work, retirement home, or even a kindergarten.
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  • Merline
    Super February 2020
    Merline ·
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    I did donuts as favors. I invited 125 people and ordered 11 dozen, so 132 donuts. I ended up leaving with 9! But the rest of the donuts were gone!
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I'm sure if it were up to them they would. Not so much the parents lol

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Err on the side of 2 per person. Some will only take 1 though. Like cake, some go for 2nd and 3rd slices if they are really good.


    Have them individually packaged.
    Most donut shops have a variety of flavors at no extra cost so you can get creative with choices. Make sure they are labeled.
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  • Futuremrsn
    Devoted October 2020
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    Love the individual boxes!
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    Dedicated November 2020
    Crystal ·
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    Hi! I’m actually doing the same for 75 guests. I am ordering about 100 donuts and corresponding donut holes. I’m in love with the donut shop, so I know that these donuts even a day old are still delicious. But I also know a handful of my guests will eat 2-3 alone haha. If you would prefer each person solely take one donut, I would find individual boxes for them. Almost like favors!
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