"Want to host beautifully? Get an accurate headcount before hosting your bash! Once you know how many guests you’ll be entertaining take my simple equation into consideration to calculate how much Stella Artois and liquor you’ll need to keep your party refreshed at all times. If your friends are as fun and festive as mine are, it’s better to err on the safe side and keep even a few more options tucked away out of view."
A good rule of thumb is to have one drink available per person per hour. If your crowd loves Stella Artois, focus more on beer than liquor. Purchase all of your beverages the day before so you can start chilling the bulk of the beer immediately and not worry about schlepping heavy boxes into your house in your party dress and make-up. Having lots of ice on the day of your event is of utmost importance, so don’t leave this important element to a few friends who may show up late and ruin your happiest of hours.
Get your Stella Artois into ice-filled tubs 30 minutes before your guests are scheduled to arrive. This gives the ice a little time to melt and your lager to be perfectly frosted for the first few people to waltz through your door. Based on personal experience it’s best to only put out a limited amount of beer and liquor at the beginning of your party so that you have enough to last you through the entire evening.
Once your party gets going, move the remainder of the beverages on-hand (minus a secret case or two for your late night guests) into your ice buckets and bar area. So later on when your guests tells you: “Yes, please, I’ll have a Stella Artois,” it will be no problem at all! It’s better to be safe than sorry, so you can Host Beautifully. Cheers!
Lo Bosworth is the founder of TheLoDown.com, the smart source for beauty, food, fashion, and wellness. Based in New York City, Lo is best known for her 8 years of television experience appearing as a personality on MTV's The Hills, and Laguna Beach. Additionally, Lo is the Health and Wellness Editor-at-Large at Racked.com, a social media powerhouse, a professional chef, and best-selling author.
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