There is nothing worse than running out of ice when you are planning a party. But how much ice do you need when hosting a party?
Plan on having two pounds of ice per guests. If you will need to keep things like beer or white wine chilled outside of a fridge, you will also need enough ice to keep those drinks cold as well, taking into account that the ice will melt, especially if you are holding a party outside and the ice is sitting in the heat.
If you plan on doing a lot of blended drinks or drinks shaken in a martini shaker, you will also need to up the quantity of ice too.
If you plan to make your own ice, here are some great tips on making your own party ice.