Beverage Tubs for Your Patio Party

We love to host parties on our patio for the neighbors and friends and family. One thing to give special attention to is the beverage area. You’ll want it convenient for people to help themselves then you won’t be tied down serving drinks.

Tubs of cold drinks for a festive party. (photo by Pixabay)

We try to have some non-alcoholic drinks like sodas, iced tea, lemonade, and ice water. For those who like “adult beverages,” we stock in beer and wine.  Here are our tips for effortless entertaining on your patio or deck.

Set Up Your Drinks Area

I love the choices now available in galvanized and copper tubs for keeping your drinks cold. You can find plastic ones too. I have several green plastic ones that I use for my annual St. Patrick’s Day party. We usually set up one tub for sodas, one for wine, and another for beer.

On top of the bar, I set out glasses for the various types of drinks. We prefer reusable glasses of sturdy plastic for the sodas and wine. Don’t get those flimsy throw-away cups that clutter up the landfills.

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The tubs above can be placed on your table or set on the ground adjacent to the food area. If you have several of the same size, you can stack them to store. The handle works for hanging them on the garage interior wall until you need them again.

To raise the drinks up, I like the party tubs that come on a stand. When I’m not having a party, I use them to display potted plants on my patio so they do double duty. To fill these with ice, you can buy large bags of ice or make your own ahead of the party using plastic food storage containers instead of ice cube trays. The large chunks of ice that you make won’t melt as fast in the tubs. Empty the chunks out of the containers that you make them in and store them in the freezer in plastic bags until party time.

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You’ll find lots of uses for these besides holding beverages. Having a pool party? Put one of these near the pool with rolled up beach towels in it. Remember the old-fashioned bobbing for apples game for Halloween? Fill the tub with water and float some apples on the surface. Everyone will have fun.


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