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5 Quirky ways to serve drinks at your reception

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No matter your theme or the size of your guest list, beverages are a non-negotiable part of your catering. But how best to serve them? We’ve rounded up five ideas that ditch the bar for a unique approach.

1 Drinks on wheels

Drinks trucks make a lively focal point for an outdoor celebration. Hire one from an events company (try capetownfoodtrucks.co.za, which, despite its name, operates nationwide) or consider decking out your uncle’s old caravan for the occasion – just make sure you’re aware of any alcohol licence regulations at your venue.

Drinks on wheels

2 DIY booze bar

Set up a table with drinks, glasses and punch bowls and get a relative or friend to man it during the reception. Incorporate your theme by jazzing up plain swizzle sticks with sequinned balls on the ends.


3 No Barman? No worry! 

A bar can be a costly expense, especially when you need to hire a barman to mix and serve drinks to your guests. For an outdoor wedding reception, fill a rustic tin bucket with drinks on ice for your guests to help themselves.

No barman

4 Welcome drinks

Your guests have sat through the ceremony and made the trek to the reception venue. Reward them before the festivities get under way with a quirky cocktail featuring your favourite fruit.

Upon arrival

5 Old-school charm

A vintage drinks trolley serving a selection of fine whiskies and bourbon is just the thing to create a stylish rendezvous point for guests at your reception. Try scouring your local second-hand and antique stores for something similar, or find a wooden one at quirkyparties.co.za.

Whiskey darling

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