Post # 1
I’m hosting a bridal shower next Sunday and my job is the drinks. Decor/food is being taken care of MOB and other BMs. The shower is at my house with approximately 30 guests from 1pm-3pm possibly 4pm depending on when people start to take off. This is what I’ve come up with so far:
Bottled water – 2 cases
Coke cans – 1 case
Diet coke cans – 1 case
Sangria – will be about 3L worth of white wine which I will top off with club soda for bubbles
Red wine – how many bottles?
White wine – how many bottles? is this necessary if there is a white wine sangria?
Beer – 1 case… MOB’s request
Post # 2
30 guests x average of 2 (or 3?) alcoholic drinks pp (that’s what I would assume unless your friends are big partiers OR most don’t drink much) = 60 (90?) alcoholic drinks. So next you need to just do the math.
I’d also assume most people would drink wine and sangria, versus beer, again not knowing your friends. For an afternoon party in the summer, I’d think lighter wine like white wine or sparkling wine, plus your sangria, should be the bulk of it.
Post # 3
djbeats : Please have seltzer water and/or other non alcoholic drinks for people who dont drink and/or virgin mimosa
Post # 4
avprobeauty : Good idea. I’ll get a few Bubly sparkling waters as well.
Post # 5
KittyYogi : it’s tough when you don’t really know a chunk of the guest list. I know about half (MOB’s side, she is my aunt). FOB side is my aunt’s ex and they’ve been divorced for nearly 30 years so I’ve never met them. I know my aunt and some of her friends are definitely beer drinkers so that’s why I’m going to get just 1 case of that (plus I’ll keep any leftovers HA!)
Good call on the sparkling wine though. I’ll pick up some of that too.
Post # 6
I think I would primarily have a pinot grigio, a sav blanc and a chardonnay on offer. But I would also organise a variety of juices. They are great for non-drinkers but you can also make mimosas or a mimosa bar, a great way to keep drink costs down! Personally, be tempted to nix red wine to make it easier on myself but you could always have a couple on hand in case.
Post # 7
Definitely have regular white wine and some juices. White wine+club soda=white wine spritzer, not sangria, and it’s not to everyone’s taste. (unless there are other ingredients in this that you didn’t list, in which case ignore this piece).
I would do more white than red because it’s summer. Other suggestions PPs had are good as to the type. I feel like pinot grigio is pretty much liked by everyone. Stay away from moscato, white zinfandel, and other very sweet wines.
Post # 8
DogsAndWine : yes i left ingredients out. i personally add club soda to sangria (some recipes call for gingerale which I find too sweet). It would be bottles set to the side so they would be free to add the club soda if they wish, it’s a nice way to cut it imo.
I’ll definitely stay away from super sweet wines. I’ll get a couple reds just in case but will focus more on white. The shower is only 2ish hours anyways, I can’t imagine people will be getting too lit lol.
sophx8 : i think i’m going to skip the mimosas after originally planning to have them. It came down to either Sangria or Mimosas (plus non alcoholic drinks and wine/beer) but the bride has a preference for Sangria so I’m going to go that route instead. thanks for your help 🙂
Post # 9
Makes sense! I think it’s great you have some options for people to customize their drink.