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drinks
Bethany
07/24/12
I am planning an open house/going away party for 400. It will last 3 hours. It will be a mix of children,teens and adults. For drinks we are serving punch, lemonade and I could throw in water and or coffee no problem. From the drinks page, I see that we need 6-10 gallons of punch per 100 and 6-8 gallons of lemonade per 100 but if we are going to offer both, do I break it down as 12-20 gallons of punch and 12-16 gallons of lemonade - to make it simpler would I just go for 16 gallons of punch and 14 gallons of lemonade? Or would I adjust it further for coffee? Do I go heavier on one or the other?

thanks

ellen
07/25/12
At a 3 hour reception, you need about 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) of sweet and wet something per person, so you are looking for about 40 gallons.

I would do about 1/4 unsweetened iced tea, you could divide the rest between punch and lemonade, or do all lemonade if it is summer time.

Based on the estimated number of adults, do dinner level coffee-see the beverage planning page.

Bethany
07/25/12
so 10 gallons of unsweet tea; 15 gallons of lemonade and 15 gallons of punch and also coffee? on the coffee, would i just do the set up based on 100?
ellen
07/25/12
Estimate the number of adults, plan for 1/2.
ellen
07/25/12
For the coffe, I meant to finish the sentence...
Beth
08/23/12
serving 250 at a wedding reception next week. How much punch should we make? There will also be ice tea and water, and the bar will be open to those who choose it.
Beth
08/23/12
Ok, well, think I might have answered my own question!I went to your beverage planning page and looks like 13 or 14 gallon should do it. Hey, when its gone, its gone! Thanks!
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