Party Preparation Tips

Party Preparation Tips

If you are hosting a holiday party, you probably have many questions, such as, what types of beverages do I need to have on hand, or how much of each to have.

What to buy?

Here are some basic guidelines you need to know to calculate the amount of alcohol you will need.

  • How many people will be drinking at the event
  • Estimate the total number of drinks. Most people will drink 2 to 3 drinks, so multiply the total number of guests by three. If you are worried about running out, you may decide to provide one extra drink per person. This calculation tells you the number of standard drinks you need to accommodate.
  • Convert the number of drinks that will be consumed into the various drink categories you are going to provide.
    • 50% of your guests will drink beer.
    • 25% of guests will drink wine.
    • 25% will drink spirits.

For Example 100 guests will require

  • 200 12-oz. bottles of beer
  • 100 glasses of wine
  • 100 mixed drink

Convert the number of drinks you plan to serve into bottles.  We recommend using the following guidelines:

  • 12 ounce bottle of beer provides one drink.
  • 750 ml bottle of wine provides approximately five drinks.
  • 750 ml bottle of any spirit provides approximately 18 drinks.

To continue the example from above, you will need to purchase the following number of bottles to provide 400 drinks:

  • 200 – 12 oz. bottles of beer
  • 10 – 750 ml bottles of table wine
  • 6 – 750 ml bottles of spirits

A variety of spirits and liqueurs are very popular, including Bailey’s Irish Cream, and Kahlua. Don’t forget milk, cola, orange juice, tonic water, soda water, and all the other mixes required to make mixed drinks.

Don’t forget to get extra soft drinks and bottled water for non-drinkers and designated drivers!

At Metro Liquor & Convenience we carry a large variety of Coca-Cola, 7UP, Dr. Pepper, and Pepsi products, both in cans and plastic bottles.

We have numerous varieties and sizes of Bloody Mary mix, flavored drink mixers, olives and other bar supplies.  We look forward to having you stop by and further assisting you with your Phoenix Holiday party supplies or Scottsdale holiday party event needs.