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.
Share with your friends
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.