Party Buying Guide

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We’re proud to present Sugar and Charm’s party buying guide! It’s an excellent resource for buying party essentials like drinks and snacks for entertaining up to 24 guests!

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If you ever need to know how much liquor or bite-sized desserts to buy, this guide will be your best friend. Be sure to Pin it so you always have this convenient buying guide on hand! For a printable PDF download click here!

Party Buying Guide Questions

How much ice do you need for a party?

Have 1 pound of ice per person during the part.

How much water do you need for a party?

If you’re buying water, try to buy glass water bottles. 2 six-packs for 6 guests, 3 six-packs for 12 guests and 4 six-packs for 24 guests. You can also fill pitchers up with water for guests to pour themselves.

How many desserts do you need for a party?

Count one bite-size dessert or one slice of dessert as a piece of dessert.

6 Guests – 18-24 pieces

12 guests – 36-48 pieces

24 Guests – 76-92 pieces

How many appetizers fo I need for my party?

6 Guests – 24-36 pieces

12 guests – 48-72 pieces

24 guests – 96 – 144 pieces

How much wine do I need per person?

This can be a tough question since some guests will drink more and some less. It’s best to always have extra bottles so you don’t run out. Here’s an average hourly calculation.

  • 1 hour = 2 drinks
  • 2 hours = 3 drinks
  • 3 hours = 4 drinks
  • 4 hours = 5 drinks
  • 5 hours = 6 drinks

Our Easy & Helpful Tips for Serving Wine is great to check out before hosting your party!

Party Recipes and Ideas!

Greek Mezze Platter is perfect for a crowd!

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Fish n’ Chips! This is a fun twist on the classic!

Mini Lobster Rolls

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Outdoor Pizza Night

We hope that we’ve answered a few of your party buying questions! Now go host a party!

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