20 Easy Meal Ideas for a Large Group of People. Since we make it a regular habit of feeding groups of people, our meals need to be somewhat inexpensive but still feed a large group! I created this round up of inexpensive, group dinner ideas more for my sake. I needed a reference to go to when I have a crowd coming over and my only idea is spaghetti or pancakes. Hopefully, it will prove to be useful to you, too!