Helen and Greg’s Joint Birthday Party

On the 23rd October, Helen and Greg asked The Iron Bar to provide a dry hire bar for a joint 50th and 60th birthday party in Staffordshire.

We spoke to Helen numerous times over the previous months. She told us that we would have plenty of choices to serve from the Bar. How wrong were we – we had a ton of options, but more on this later.

Helen and Gregs joint birthday party

Setting Up

As we were working on another Event the day before, Tim set up the Bar on Friday morning. The party was in a marquee, and due to the number of Guests, we used our larger 10ft Bar structure.

While Tim was waiting for the Hosts, he noticed a room packed to the gunnels with Whisky (We found out later that it is known as the Room of Doom in the Village!) Somewhat of a precursor of what was to follow!

This Bar was not going to run dry!

We already knew that we would have two real ales on the Bar (HPA and Doom Bar) as well as Carling, all on draught.

When we arrived to set up the Bar on Saturday evening before the party started. The array of spirits, wines, and other drinks was vast. Three ciders, two other bottled beers, three or four different red wines, the same for the white wine, as well as two proseccos.

The selection of Spirits was extensive, which was great for the bar staff and Guests alike as there was so much choice.

Party Time

The evening started relatively slow as Guests arrived, but the marquee soon began to fill up. It wasn’t long before we had a full house (or should I say marquee!) and a busy bar!

The entertainment soon kicked off with an opening set from the Cartoon Kings, and the party was in full swing.

Guests were served the best fish and chips ever by The Fish Bar to soak up the alcohol!

Helen and Gregs joint birthday party

The Bar ran smoothly. Before we knew it, the Guests had moved onto shots of just about everything the Bar had to offer! (I’m sure there were some sore heads in the morning!)

Our service with the Bar ended at midnight. But the party went onto the early hours of the morning, finally finishing about five o clock! (Many hours after the Staff at the Iron Bar were in bed!)

One of our concerns when we’re employed for Dry Hire and the Hosts provide their drinks is that there is not enough or not a good choice. Most guests don’t realise that the Hosts have supplied the drinks and not The Iron Bar. If you are hosting an event and want to provide your drinks, we will send you a copy of our Drinks Guide to use by employing us to supply the Bar and Staff.

We would just like to thank Greg and Helen for booking us, and it was an absolute pleasure working for them and their Guests.

Helen and Gregs joint birthday party

Final words of thanks…

Finally, thanks to Sam, Dave, and Lynda for all of their hard work on the Bar.

To find out more about our services, drop us an email info@ironbarhire.co.uk or call us on 07980 679575 or 07533 694142 to check our availability and how we can help you.

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