Party Planning Guide

Here Are Some Party Planning Tips

Planning a party and serving your guest's alcoholic beverages can be more difficult than you think. Let the experts at Highway 138 Package Store give you some tips!

Our Party Planning Guide

Whether you're planning a barbecue, birthday party, or wedding reception, these helpful tips will ensure that your guests, and the hosts, have an enjoyable and stress-free time. Remember, our friendly staff is always on call to lend some advice, and we have what you need to make your occasion the talk of the town!

There's nothing more embarrassing than running out of someone's favorite spirit or wine. Make sure you have enough drinks on hand for your guests by using this handy guide. Since most parties run from 2 to 4 hours, you will need to plan on an average of 3 drinks per person for the first two hours.

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Wine and Champagne (based on 4 ounces per drink, standard bottle is 750 ml):

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) 6 glasses
  • 1 magnum (1.5 l) 12 glasses
  • 4 bottles 24 glasses
  • 6 bottles 36 glasses
  • 12 bottles (1 case) 72 glasses

Spirits (based on 1.5 ounces per drink):

  • (Always use a jigger to measure your spirit. Don't guess, it will make your spirit last longer)
  • 750 ml (25.4 ounces) 17 drinks
  • 1 l (33.8 ounces) 22 drinks
  • 1.75 l (59.2 ounces) 39 drinks


Generally, one 12-pack of beer (12-ounce cans or bottles) will serve approximately four to six people, averaging two to three beers per guest in a two-hour period.

When you have a large party and don't know the drink preferences of your attendees, here are some general purchasing guidelines to ensure that you have something on hand for everyone in attendance!