Family Reunion Picnic

Planning a summer family reunion? We have ideas for a reunion picnic, including picnic recipes and food for a crowd.

Summer is the perfect time for relatives from near and far to come together for a reunion picnic in the park. Such a grand gathering isn't complete without those treasured recipes that have been in the family for generations.

In addition, branch out and make some new memories with:

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Food Quantities for a Crowd

When planning a buffet, use this guide to estimate how much you'll need per person. Keep in mind, if you offer more than one item from each category, the less you'll need per serving.


  • 3/4 cup of coffee or tea
  • 24 ounces of soft drinks, juices, lemonade or bottled water
  • 1 cup of milk


  • 1 to 2 slices of bread
  • 1 biscuit, roll or muffin


  • 1 cup of green salads
  • 1/2 cup of fruit, potato or pasta salads


  • 3 to 4 pickle slices or 1 pickle spear
  • 3 olives
  • 1 ounce of ketchup, mustard and pickle relish


  • 1 teaspoon (1 pat) of butter or margarine for bread and rolls
  • 1 ounce of sliced cheese for sandwiches
  • 2 tablespoons of cream for coffee


  • 1/2 cup of ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1 portion of cake or pie


  • 4 to 6 ounces of meat, fish or poultry
  • 2 hot dogs
  • 1 to 2 ounces of sliced luncheon meat


  • 1 ounce of potato or corn chips
  • 3 to 4 ounces of ice for beverages

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