(Closed) How much Lemonaid/Juice to get for the reception?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a reception with 30 drinkers and 7 non-drinkers.  We also served beer and wine, as well as a mixed drink and then a lemonade drink.  We made two gallons of the lemonade, plus had some random collection of sodas (not many).  We didn’t run out… so take that and multiply it?

ETA: are you serving lemonade AND punch AND iced tea?  If you are, then I think you’d probably be more than safe with two gallons of each of those.

Post # 4
2889 posts
Sugar bee

We had 85 adults (about 15 who did not drink alcohol at all), served beer and wine, soda, water, lemonade and iced tea. We went through about 5 gallons of lemonade and maybe 3 gallons of iced tea using those 3 gallon self serve beverage dispensers so I guess there was some left over at the end of the night. We also went through about 12 1.5 liter bottless of water and not much soda. However, with 20 children you may want to consider a bit more. 

Based off of my experience and accounting for the fact that you are 3 types of non-alcoholic drinks to 100 people in August, I would suggest having 4-5 gallons of each. I would rather have too much than not enough so that may be a conservative estimate. As long as you have someone watching self serve dispensers, you can keep the rest in the fridge unopened. Heat and dancing both increase drink cinsumption and children often lead to more waste in the form of half dank cups being misplaced.

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

It will also depend on how hot it is. The hotter it is, the more they will drink.

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