Post # 1
Lordy, I am 53 and my guy is 65. Our friends are a wide spectrum of ages, so I don’t know. I thought about buying a "house" one but wondered if it will take constant tending by someone. Are other people renting one or is it including in their catering?
Is anyone having a beverage fountain? I have three lovely matching milk glass punch bowls, but thought that a fountain might be more decorative… what are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m 55, but my FI is a "youngster" of only 40, but neither of us is too old for chocolate! We’re hiring someone to handle the food, and figure she can keep an eye on the chocolate fountain (which we already bought).
We’re just doing a punch bowl, not a beverage fountain. I’m thinking we might do something like Nojitos, and the mint might clog a fountain.
Post # 4
Our venue is renting us a beverage fountain. They look pretty cool and are less work which also gives the guest the option to get the drink themselves. My sister had one at her wedding and it was a hit.
One trick we will do is save our plastic gallon milk containers and fill them up with the pre-made alcoholic drink so that the bartender only has to empty the container in the fountain if it gets low instead of having to remake the drink each time.
Post # 5
I’ve had chocolate fountains at other stuff before. just so you know, they DO get chunky and gross after they’ve been used. They look so nice at first, and it kinda goes downhill. I wasn’t impressed with them enough to want one. Plus, as a guest, I’m SCARED to drip stuff all over me. And I would.
The mint would clog the fountain. however, mint extract is a nice substitute. you still get the flavor.
Pre-made is definitely the way to go.
Post # 6
Like ejs4y8 said, chocolate fountains always looks so nice at the start of something and end up getting kind of icky. We didn’t have one at our wedding, but I’ve been to a few events where they did. They do always seem to impress people, though. I believe at the event I went to (it was a work function at the same venue as our reception), the caterer required an attendant at the fountain, to make sure things were working properly. If you decide to do it, it might be worth your while to have someone to keep an eye on it.