Throwing a Kegger? Here’s How to Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out of Hand

Hosting a kegger can be a fun and exciting way to bring friends together for a night of drinks, games, and good company. However, it’s important to remember that with great parties comes great responsibility – especially when alcohol is involved.

In this guide, we’ll share our expert tips to help you host a kegger like a pro and keep your guests safe while they party.

Set ground rules

Establish a few ground rules before your guests arrive that are in everyone’s best interests. All you need to do is send everyone a group message ahead of time, and let them know that reading the message and turning up means they’ve accepted the agreement (kind of like a cookies notice).

Our most important ground rules are:

  1. NO underage drinking, period
  2. Excessive alcohol consumption will not be tolerated
  3. No one drives home after drinking

Recommend rideshare apps your guests can use, or recruit a generous person to be a designated sober driver before the party begins. You could also offer to let guests stay overnight if you have the space and they are unable to find a safe way home.

Offer non-alcoholic options

We’re a beer, keg and liquor company – we love alcohol. But variety is the spice of life, and non-alcoholic options at a party are just as important for guests who want to enjoy the fun but don’t want to drink, don’t want to drink too much, or who want a break.

Sodas, juices, mocktails provide flavor without the alcohol. Non-alcoholic beers and wines are also an option. And of course, plenty of water should be provided: alcohol dehydrates you, so alternating alcoholic drinks with glasses of water throughout the night can really help mitigate the effects.

By providing non-alcoholic options, you’ll ensure that all of your guests feel welcome and included, regardless of their drinking preferences.

Keep it cool, quiet and simple

Depending on the size of your venue, you might want to consider limiting the number of guests you invite to 50 or fewer. The more people you have, the harder it will be to keep track of everyone and ensure that everyone is staying safe.

When it comes to music, make sure that the volume is not too loud. This is not only important for your neighbors’ peace of mind, but also to ensure that your guests can communicate with each other and hear any important announcements you may need to make.

Finally, consider setting up a “quiet area” for guests who may need a break from all the noise and excitement. This could be a separate room or a designated outdoor space with comfortable seating and soft lighting. Conversations can flow much better in spaces like these, which ultimately make the night more memorable and enjoyable for everyone.

Put out snacks

Even with clear ground rules and non-alcoholic options, it’s not always realistic to monitor alcohol intake for over 20 people. After all, you have to enjoy yourself and not babysit others.

That said, it’s important that no one gets too drunk too quickly. A great way to avoid that is by putting out snacks and finger foods. Eating can help slow down the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and can help prevent guests from getting too drunk too quickly.

Some great foods for a kegger include chips and dip, pretzels, and popcorn. More substantial hot and cold options are mini quiches, chicken wings, and sliders. For low-effort but high-fun food, consider setting up a DIY snack station where guests can mix and match different ingredients to create their own custom snack mixes. You can provide a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and other toppings to add to the mix.

Remember: a responsible host is a fun one!

Party responsibly, and you’ll remember the night for years to come. Get in touch with us today for your perfect kegger supply.

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