Party Tips-Liquid Refreshments
Hosting a Party in a Tent??
One question you may be asking yourself is “How much will my guests be drinking?”
With any Party, Wedding or Event, that question can sometimes be answered by knowing who is coming and what their habits might be.
But if you are unsure about how much alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to purchase, here are some guidelines that will help you.
Running out of liquid refreshment can turn a great party into a disappointment. Cover your bases and keep your guests happy!!
On average, you should expect guests to drink 2 beverages during the first hour and 1 each hour thereafter. Of course if it’s warm outside, you may want to plan for a little more.
Liquor--Allow for 1 to 2 ounces per drink. That adds up to about 16 drinks per fifth (750-milliliter bottle). You should have a quart of mixer for every 2 people.
Wine--Plan on one 750-milliliter bottle for every two guests or 4 guests per 1.5-liter bottle.
Beer--1-12 ounce bottle or can per guest for every half hour to hour is typical. A keg could be a good option as well if you don’t need to provide specialty or a variety of beer.
Basic Stocking Bar Supply List
There are seven basic products you should have at a self-serve bar. White Rum, Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Tequila and a Scotch or Bourbon.
Your Mixer list should include Club Soda, Cola, Diet Cola, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime, Tonic, and the typical juices--Orange, Cranberry, Tomato, Pineapple.
You can also make up a large batch of Punch if you like-there are hundreds of recipes available on Pinterest.
Keep plenty of nonalcoholic beverages on hand. Water, soda, tea and juice are the standards but you can get creative depending on the event.
Have Lots of ice ready. You can never have too much ice!
A Typical beverage list for a party of 20 would include the following:
1 Vodka-1 Whisky-1 Gin-1 Scotch-1 Sweet vermouth-1 Dry vermouth-2 Rum(1 light/1 dark)-1 Tequila
For a 4 hour party you’d want to have about 7 cases of beer and 10 to 15 bottles of wine.
Again—KEEP PLENTY OF ICE ON HAND and get 3 of each mixer, along with the garnishes, lime, lemon, olive, and cherries.
If your party is going to be larger, you can use these numbers as a guide, and increase what is needed accordingly.
Don’t have time to get what you need? Peach State Party Rentals will pick up and deliver your beverages for an additional fee and with a sufficient deposit.
Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, birthday party, family reunion, or just a fun fall get-together, we are here to help make your event a success!!
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