Delicious food and free flowing drinks are the lifeline of any successful party. When throwing a party, the goal is normally for all of your guests to enjoy themselves, and have lasting positive memories of the event. You may also want every guest to stay till the end of the party. Keeping this in mind, running out of food or drinks may be some guest’s que that the party has ended.
Preparing or ordering enough food and drinks to ensure everyone at your party is satisfied without having a mass amounts of leftovers when the party is over is a fine art. We aim to help you calculate the amount of alcohol you will need for your party with a few important tips, and share our top solution in case you do find yourself running low on beverages during one of your get togethers.
How Do You Calculate Alcohol for Your Party?
Answering the below questions will help you order sufficiently for your party.
What is the duration of your party?
The length of the party will play a crucial role in the amount of alcohol to provide. The longer the party is expected to last, the more drinks you will need for your guests (both alcoholic and non). It may be tough to guess how long guests will stay, but the style of get together will dictate the estimated length. An afternoon barbecue can be expected to last most of the day and can stretch to 10+ hours, where a Friday night dinner party may last 4-5 hours.
How many guests are you expecting?
Another crucial factor you must consider when calculating alcohol for your party is the number of guests you are expecting at the party. Calculating the number of individuals invited is a great starting point, but don’t forget to include possible plus ones and unexpected guests.
Are your guests heavy drinkers?
This may be somewhat difficult to determine as you really can’t tell what the atmosphere of your party will be prior to the event. Some of your friends may be occasional drinkers while some may enjoy a few extra drinks. Before trying to guess how much each person will drink, consider this basic rule for any party; about 35 percent of guests are heavy drinkers and 25 percent are moderate drinkers while the remaining 40 percent can be spread over non-drinkers and occasional drinkers. This will help you provide adequate alcohol for your guests.
4. How much variety do you plan to offer?
Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to a party there is never too many options for your guests. However, trying to ensure everyone’s favourite drink is available, will more than likely lead to a lot of leftover alcohol and an inflated drinks budget. Having a balance between wine, beer, and mixed drinks is always a safe bet.
5. What type of party are you planning?
Another tip that will help you in calculating the correct amount of alcohol you should provide is the nature of the party you are planning. If you are planning a cocktail party, drinks dominate. And if it a sit-down dinner, alcohol comes secondary.
Knowing the answers to the above questions will help you calculate an appropriate amount of beverages for your party, however there is always a chance of running out of a type of drink or two during your party especially if you have a few last minute guests show up. In this scenario, a great guest is always prepared, and we don’t mean with a secret stash of drinks. Having the number for a local after hours alcohol delivery service can help keep your party going uninterrupted. So, the next time one of your guests decides to show off their drinking skills by chugging your last bottle of red wine, or someone knocks off the bottle of tequila sending it crashing to the ground. There will not be a need to worry, another bottle is just a quick delivery away.
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