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Making Kabobs for 8 People

I'm making steak, onion, bell pepper, and squash kabobs, as well as, chicken, onion, bell pepper, and pineapple kabobs for 6 adults and 2 young children, so 8 people total. How much do I need to get of each item? The sides that will be served with them are a strawberry and feta cheese baby spinach salad and pasta.


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July 12, 20190 found this helpful

Make two kebabs for adults and older children and one kebab for little kids. You have a lot of other sides.

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July 12, 20190 found this helpful

Yum! Make double what I think people will eat because I am always nervous there won't be enough. That is me. I would make 4 kabobs ...2 chicken, 2 beef...for each person over 10 and one for each person under 10. I would also have something like chicken fingers or hot dogs for the kids as the kids in my world would not eat kabobs. Again, this is me because I want everyone to be happy! Have a fun party! Blessings!!

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July 12, 20190 found this helpful

How many kabobs do you normally eat could give you an idea of how many to make.


I personally would probably eat 3-4 kabobs and the young children would eat 1 or 2 kabobs.

It is safer to make more than less, if there are any leftovers you could eat them, or your guests could bring them home.

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July 14, 20190 found this helpful

Well, I believe everyone has told you how many kabobs you may need but how about amount of ingredients?

For 8 people I would think 2-3 pounds of beef and 2 pounds of chicken (this is amount of meat ready to place on kabobs so add some to that if you have to discard any of the beef or chicken). Also, bratwurst (each cut in 4 chunks) is good to have on hand in case other meat gets low.
Here is a site that shows amount for each ingredient;

Personally, I never place exactly the same thing on kabobs as people have different preferences (especially bell peppers, onions and garlic) and may eliminate some 'waste'.


I would also consider making different kabobs for smaller children as they can be very picky about vegetables and you may find them eating one type of meat and discarding the rest.
I use smaller skewers for children and make several with only one type of meat and one vegetable. Generally the children like this. Be sure they only take one kabob at a time....
Also, with children I have used the appetizer/cocktail wieners and these are usually a hit.
Do you have children who will eat this type of salad?
I always try to have at least one dish that is a favorite of children and that is usually macaroni and cheese because it can be eaten warm or cold and is not on the 'messy' side.

Hope you will have plenty of help but even so you may wish to consider preparing some of your food the day before your party.

Here is a link that has some good suggestions; maybe you can use one or two to help you with preparations so you can enjoy the party also.


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