One of the toughest aspects of planning a party is determining not only what food you will offer, but how much you will need. Many factors come into play when determining the quantity of food you will need including: time of day your party is taking place, length of party, type of food being served, amount of food options you are serving, your guests (primarily men? women? children?). This chart is a general guideline of how much food you will need based on the number of people attending. This, of course, is not a science but a great way to get a base idea of what you may need for your upcoming event.