Earlier this year, I was researching information regarding lounges/bars. In the process, I came up with an idea that ultimately pushed me to have a day party. Now in the beginning, this day party was supposed to be a launch party for Mixitup Blog. However, it turned out to just be an open bar party. When I tell you I was excited, I was extremely excited. But along the way, things weren’t going quite the way I had planned. There were many days I wanted to just cancel the party. Everything wrong that could happen did. I literally had to encourage myself to keep going. One thing is for sure if you quit, you will never accomplish anything. You will never know what you are capable of. And I’m glad I kept going. I must say I had a blast Mo’ Hawking everybody that day.
I definitely learned a lot not only about party planning but about myself.
If you don’t know, I am a mobile bartender meaning I only do private parties. I’ve done wedding parties, receptions, a book release party, and birthday parties. Let me not forget my very own party, a Pre Labor Day All White Day Party.
All of the parties have been open bar. When planning a party, there are a few things you have to keep in mind. So here go my pointers if you’re considering throwing a party with an open bar for your guests.
KNOW YOUR BUDGET…..KNOW YOUR CROWD…..
The most important thing to consider is your budget. Are your funds limited? How much are you really willing to spend on liquor?
One thing’s for sure about an open bar party, people will drink what you have especially if they don’t have to pay for it. Even when they do, they settle for what’s available.
IT’S YOUR PARTY
It’s your party. You choose the bar. I’ve done a party where all they served was Remy. And another one where all they served was champagne. And guess what everybody drank? What was available.
No matter what, you’re going to spend money. The more you try to please the crowd, the more you spend. Choose what you plan to serve and stick to it.
By the way, a little birdy told me it was easy to mix vodka.
MORE IS BETTER
When I say more is better, I mean it’s better to have more than you need than to not have enough.
It is definitely nice when you can provide your guests with variety. But keep in mind it will cost you.
A party is as good as its host. No matter what is served, a good time can be had by all especially if liquor is involved. So if you are planning a party in the near future, keep in mind it’s your party and your guests will be satisfied with whatever you decide to serve. If not, trust they will bring their own drink.
With that being said, take a peek at a few of the pictures from my All White Day Party. To view them all, visit the gallery.