we have decided to christen our daughter in ireland and invited around 70 people thinking no one would come due to the expense, so my sister said we could have the after party at her house. space isnt an issue but nearly everyone we invited has said they are coming!!!!! now, who much wine, beer and spirits do people think we will need to buy, bearing in mind most people wont be driving as we are arranging a bus to ferry people, and second i was thinking of cooking a joint of beef, a ham and a turkey, but how many would i need to feed 70, and what can i put with the meat that doesnt need to be hot.(was thinking of nice bread rolls, salad etc but is that boring) sorry this is so long winded. x
I know you want cold, but a few big bowls of baby potatos would go a long way. Toss in some Kerrygold and parsley. All you need is a huge saucepan, if you'll have the hob space. Or make a big new potato salad.
Slices of stuffing beside the meat. I make it and roll into sausage shape in tin foil and freeze. So you could make it beforehand. It's filling and the Irish love their stuffing!
I had a christening 3 years ago (in Ireland) and made a lasagne as an kind of add-on (had done loads of lovely meats) and it was whipped up. That and the gammon were the favourites.