There is no party like a slider party, as nothing makes a gathering so delightfully cheerful as these delicious sandwiches. Small and compact, you can easily get carried away by their magic, and it seems like there is no such thing as too many of them. Still, this is where you would be wrong. I am well aware that having leftover sliders is a storage problem, as long-term, there are few things you have to do to preserve them. Therefore, you need to have just enough for everyone. So, how many sliders per person?
An average person can have two to three sliders. The standard serving amount is two sliders. However, this number can easily go up or down depending on the duration of the gathering and whether there are other things to nibble on. Nevertheless, the minimum would be two and the maximum four sliders.
The main problem with sliders is that they are highly perishable, and chances are you will only be able to enjoy the leftovers for a short time. To help you decide on the number of sliders at your next gathering and save you the grief of having to discard them, in the following paragraphs, I will explain how many sliders you need per person and for a bunch.
How Many Sliders Can One Person Eat?
Determining the number of sliders a person can eat is highly variable, as the slider eating capacity varies with different people. However, there is an average number valid for most people. Nevertheless, this number can vary depending on the person and may go up or down.
However, the type of slider and the fixings has a very big impact too. The average number of sliders a person can eat is three, which is the standard serving amount. So, having a chicken or a beef slider is different, as some are significantly more than others.
A chicken slider is the lightest type of slider as chicken is the least fatty meat of the three. Even if other satiating ingredients are in the slider, such as cheese, mushrooms, or fatty sauces, it is still the least caloric. Therefore, a person can have three chicken sliders with no problem at all.
Moreover, if you really love chicken sliders and are hungry, you may be able to have four. However, I would definitely draw the line at four if you don’t want any stomach troubles later.
A beef slider is far more satiating than a chicken slider. Although rich in protein and other nutrients, beef is also a great source of cholesterol and saturated fats, making it much fattier than chicken. Having a beef slider with the same fixings as chicken is not the same as having a chicken slider. 
The amount of fat you consume is higher in beef sliders than in chicken, so you will likely feel full after one and a half. Therefore, the beef slider amount that could satiate you could go even below the standard serving amount. Nevertheless, if you are a huge fan of beef sliders and are very hungry, you may get up to two and a half three, but not more than this amount.
Also, let’s not forget the carbs from the buns, which, even though they are empty calories with no nutritional value, can be pretty satiating. So, in summation, the average number of sliders a person can have is two. A chicken slider is lighter, so you can have three or four, but a beef slider is heavier, so three is the maximum capacity.
How Many Sliders to Make for a Party?
The desire to be a good host is often so strong that it makes me serve much more food than I actually need. When it comes to party sliders, you can get easily carried away as they are small sandwiches, and it takes quite a few to fill a standard serving plate. When you fill that serving plate, the setting seems empty with just one, so you fill another one.
Before you know it, you have filled a few serving plates with sliders that will likely be left uneaten. On the other hand, pacing yourself too much can result in a lack of sliders, which is a host’s worst nightmare.
Considering that the standard slider serving is two sandwiches, the easiest way to calculate your slider amount would be to multiply the number of guests by two. However, things aren’t that simple, as some guests might have less than two, and some may have more. You should also account for any other food you may serve at your gathering, which calls for fewer sliders.
The numbers in the table below are a good reference for the number of sliders you need for a party. I always aim to have two extra sliders per five persons. So, I would allot 12 sliders for five people instead of the standard ten.
By calculating your sliders this way, you reduce the chances of having too many leftovers and avoid the risk of running out. Everyone will have their share, and those that don’t have two sliders will compensate for those who have more. Moreover, the two extra sliders per five people are the perfect safety net in case you have a few huge slider lovers at your party.
|Number of Guests
|Number of Sliders
What to Serve With Sliders?
Sliders are excellent to combine and go with many sides, drinks, and desserts.
For a smaller and more intimate get-together, you can combine your sliders with mushroom or French onion soup, or any soup you like, as long as it is more on the savory side. Don’t serve pumpkin soup, or sweet pottages, as they don’t do well with sliders.
Fries are always an excellent idea for sliders, especially for a larger number of quests. Cheese plates, grilled vegetables, or crackers are all excellent ideas to serve as slider sides at larger or smaller gatherings.
Sliders go excellent with anything from mineral water to fruit juice to beer and wine. You can combine them with light beers, such as pilsners, lagers, or ales. Don’t mix sliders and dark beers, as they contain more yeast and are heavier on the stomach.
Orange juice and blueberry juice are great to combine with sliders, you can also try apple juice, but you will either love it or hate it, as there’s no middle ground here.
If you decide on a wine, select a sweet white wine. They are fruitier and easier to drink and go great with simple foods such as sliders.
Mineral water is always a great idea, but so are sodas, such as Coke or similar to Coke.
Almost any dessert follows sliders. You can have chocolate or fruit cakes, puddings, volcano cakes, and musses, or go simple by having some biscuits, muffins, or ice cream.