The Chalet Party Wedding Guide From Engagement Party to Wedding Reception… Chalet Party Shoppe Satisfies all of Your Beverage Needs! If you are planning a staff will consult with events. wedding reception in a you and help you Give Chalet Party location where you are select wines, Shoppe a call and making the bar champagne, liquor, start planning your What’s Inside: arrangements, it can and beer suitable for dream day! (574) 296- be a mind boggling both your menu and 9704. task. But don’t worry, guest list. How Much Liquor 2 Should You Buy? Chalet Party Shoppe At Chalet Party can help! Shoppe, we recognize Bar Checklist for 2 Chalet Party Shoppe the importance of a 100 Guest has been helping sticking to a wedding Reception couples plan wedding budget. We have receptions for over 26 thousands of beverage Tips for a Rousing 3 years. Whether you’re choices that are sure Reception planning a small to satisfy any budget, intimate reception or large or small. Champagne 3 an elaborate event, Chalet Party Shoppe Toasts Chalet can help you is there for you from choose the perfect the beginning. We can Chalet Party Shoppe Theme Wedding 4 beverages to make the help with the engage- has been helping Showers occasion memorable ment party, bridal couples plan wedding receptions for over 26 Champagne & 4 and affordable. shower, and the years. Dessert Our experienced bachelor/bachelorette Receptions Custom Gift 4 Baskets Chalet Party Shoppe Delivers! Chalet Party Shoppe Bridal 5 At Chalet Party Chalet can provide de- Registry Shoppe, we know the livery service. Just let last thing a couple us know when and Wine Tastings at 5 CR17 Store needs the week of where and we will guar- their wedding is more antee prompt delivery. stress. (We’ve seen our And remember our Store Locations 5 share of grooms in hours before their kegs are always tuxedos trying to load wedding!) delivered cold! kegs into their car For a small fee, Call (574) 296-9704. How Much Liquor Should You Buy? You need to provide your • There are about 5 • Beer kegs are sold in 1/2 guests with some type of glasses in a bottle of (half) barrel and 1/4 refreshments at your reception. wine. (quarter) barrel sizes. Deciding what to buy and how • A 1/2 barrel keg is equal to much to buy can be confusing. • For a champagne toast, 6 1/2 cases of beer; a 1/4 Here’s some general information figure on 75 glasses per barrel is equal to 3 1/4 to make things a little easier: case. cases of beer. • If 10 oz. cups are used, a • Plan approximately 2 1/2 barrel will yield 200 drinks per hour, “If you have the ability to cups and a 1/4 barrel will per person. purchase your own liquor yield 100 cups. for the bar...that’s great • There are approximately 23 news because you can Note that these amounts are only esti- drinks per Liter of liquor. save lots of money!” mates. Remember, the choice is al- - USA BRIDE.COM ways up to you as to what you serve and how you serve it! Bar Checklist for a 100 Guest Reception (Cocktail Hour and 3 hour Reception) Beer 9 cases total Champagne Wine 5-8 cases total √ Domestic 3 cases √ 1-2 cases √ Chardonnay 3-4 cases √ Imported 3 cases √ Cabernet Sauvignon 1-2 cases √ Lite 3 cases √ White Zinfandel 1-2 cases Hard Liquor Other Liquors to Consider: √ Vodka 4 liters √ Bailey’s Irish Cream 750ml √ Gin 3 liters √ Grand Marnier 750ml √ Rum 2 liters √ Amaretto 750ml √ Scotch 3 liters √ Sambuca 750ml The Chalet Party Shoppe √ Bourbon 2 liters staff is eager to help √ Brandy 750ml customize a beverage menu for your reception. √ Kahlua 3 liters √ Frangelico 750ml √ Blended Whiskey 2 liters √ Chambord 750ml √ Tequila 1 liter Page 2 Wedding Guide Our Tips for a Rousing Reception! • Serve specialty drinks like micro-brewed or import • Always include a wide Martinis, Mojitos, Cosmo- beers. You can still offer the assortment of interesting politans, Margaritas, Pina old stand-bys for those and delicious non - Coladas or Sangria. For an guests who are committed to alcoholic beverages. early afternoon reception, try “their” brands, but you’ll be Chalet Party Shoppe carries Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. pleasantly surprised by the the traditional sparkling feed back you’ll receive on grape juice, as well as more • Have a wine bar that serves being somewhat adventure- sophisticated non-alcoholic a variety of specialty wines. some! champagnes, beers, and These don’t have to be wine. expensive either—there are • Offer your guests a plenty of great moderately choice of red or white wine priced wines available. with dinner. Many times if wine is served with dinner, • Be creative! Instead of guests will be less likely to offering your guests the order another drink which typical run of beers, try to can cut down on your bar include some of the newer costs. Champagne Anyone? Beginning with the the dessert course. the entire head table. engagement party and Chalet Party Shoppe We highly recommend the continuing through the carries an extensive selection Perrier Jouet glass and bottle wedding reception, a new of champagnes and sparkling set- hand painted with real couple is bound to be the wines. We can help you gold! The bride and groom can subject of many champagne choose the champagne that keep the glasses and toast each toasts. suits your taste and your other every year on their At the wedding reception budget. We have outlined a anniversary. alone, there are usually two few tips below on choosing a An American sparkling wine traditional toasts. The first champagne for your reception. always great for a celebration is toast is made at the beginning If you are having a cham- the infamous Gloria Ferrer Blanc of the meal as a general wel- pagne toast, find out if the de Noirs. It is a bargain for $20. come to the guests. A second guests will see the champagne For about $130, the bride and toast is usually given to honor being poured. groom can raise their glasses to the couple at the beginning of If not, it’s a good place to the always popular Dom save some money by selecting Perignon Champagne. an inexpensive brand, since Banfi Brachetto D’Acqui is a most people just sip for the wonderful rose colored Italian toast. Saving money here will sparkling wine and moderately enable you to spend a bit more priced under $20. on the wines you’ll be serving We also offer a wide selection with dinner. of Italian Moscato di Astis. We recommend a more These sparklings are more softly elegant champagne for the carbonated. The tiny bubbles of- bride and groom to toast with. fer a lighter effervescence. It is a Or, if the happy couple wants refreshing and semi-sweet wine Chalet Party Shoppe has a variety of to share, they should try that is very popular. champagnes sparkling wines to something a little special for These are just a few choices. toast the happy couple! Wedding Guide Page 3 Wedding Showers: They’re Not Just Tea Parties Anymore Showers used to be all- with any sweet foods. Register women tea parties, but these “The theme at my shower for gifts that can be used for a days just about anything goes. is going to be ‘wine and wine tasting party, like red and Chalet Party Shoppe has done white wine glasses or party items’. It includes some research and found that champagne flutes. there are two new popular bottles of wine, theme showers: a wine tasting cheeseboards & knives, Stock the Bar Theme: theme and a stock the bar picnic basket, (my favorite) Every guest is assigned a theme. different kind of liquor, like and food trays.” vodka or brandy. As gifts, Lieghann, USABRIDE.COM guests not only bring their assigned liquor, but the appropriate glasses to serve Wine Tasting Theme: them in. Guests can also bring Have all of the guests bring bar ware, like corkscrews, their favorite bottle of wine and trendy drink coasters, or ice serve fruit, cheese and crackers. buckets. Provide a dessert wine to serve Champagne and Dessert Receptions—An Elegant Alternative Champagne/dessert wine and dessert receptions are a money “If you’re trying to save saving yet elegant alternative to money, a champagne/dessert a full course meal reception. wine & dessert reception is a These receptions generally lovely way to go.” take place after 8:00 p.m. to -WEDDING KIT FOR DUMMIES. celebrate the marriage with dessert and cocktails. Dessert wines are rich, intensely sweet wines. Dessert wines are actually a better match for the wedding cake than a champagne beverage. Chalet Party Shoppe carries an Chalet Gift Baskets Make Great Thank You Gifts! Gift baskets are a great way compliment your beverage for the newlyweds in to thank wedding party choice. their honeymoon suite. members, new in-laws, and Or, if you are in a hurry, give Chalet Party parents of the bride and groom. our staff a general price range Shoppe also carries a Chalet can create a and we will create a tasteful wide selection of custom gift basket basket for you. backpacks and picnic using our fine Here’s a Chalet Tip: Have a baskets for wine lovers on the wines, spirits, and custom gift basket waiting at the go. These are practical and gifts import beers. hotel for guests who have that will be used for years to Select from a arrived from out of town and come by those who helped make unique line of other members of the wedding your wedding day memorable! gourmet food products to party. Or have a basket waiting Page 4 Wedding Guide Chalet Party Shoppe Indiana Toll Road 80-90 309 N. Main Street Middlebury, IN 1830 Rieth Blvd. S.R. 120 N C.R. 17 Goshen, IN 2703 Caragana Court W E Goshen, IN S 245 Chicago Ave Goshen, IN Middlebury St C.R 14 2501 S. Nappanee Elkhart, IN Old U.S. 20 U.S. 20 667 CR17 Elkhart, IN ss ypa .2 0B Call (57 4) U.S 4 296- 970 TO BEGI N G PLA NNIN YOUR Chalet Party Shoppe is conveniently located for both Elkhart and DREAM DAY! St. Joe County residents. Just take the U.S. 20 bypass east and exit at C.R. 17 North. Or take the Indiana Toll Road east to exit 96 and turn south onto C.R. 17. Chalet Party Shoppe is located just north of Bullards Farm Market at the C.R. 14 and C.R. 17 intersec- Visit our Newest Location on tion. CR17 in Elkhart! The Chalet Party Shoppe Learn about Wine with Bridal Registry Wine Tastings at our CR17 The Chalet Party Shoppe Bridal Registry and Caragana Court Stores! allows couples to register for any item in the Are you a wine novice and a little uncertain store! about serving wine at your Choose from an extensive selection of Wine wedding? At Chalet we know Enthusiast accessories including varieties of the best way to learn about wine glasses, corkscrews, coaster sets, bags, wine is to taste it. carriers and bottle chillers. Chalet Party Shoppe hosts Register for party accessories such as wine in-store wine tasting events charms, decanters and bottle racks. where you can sample Picnic Time picnic baskets and back-packs numerous wines and partici- are great for wine lovers on the go! Check out pate in lively conversation with wine consult- our “Wedding Heart” picnic basket for ants. Sign up to be on our mailing list and we newlyweds. will let you know about all the events we have Just beginning to stock your bar for enter- planned. taining? Register for your favorite brand of gin, When you begin entertaining as a married vodka, or scotch. And don’t forget the drink couple, Chalet can help you plan a wine tast- shaker! ing for you and your friends. Just provide our Visit any of our six convenient consultants with a menu and they will help locations to set up your registry. you choose wines that will compliment the Your guests can also purchase food. Or perhaps you’d like an evening dedi- gifts at all locations. cated to wines from a certain country, such as France or Germany. It’s all up to you!