In the state of Texas, the laws set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) can be quite restrictive. If you are a restaurant, club, hotel, sporting arena, or bar, it is obvious that you need a license to sell alcohol to your customers. Also, if you are a charitable, religious or civic organization that wishes to sell alcohol at events, you must obtain a permit from the TABC.
When planning any type of event, the same questions and concerns always arise. How much should I buy? Will I run out? What if I buy too much? Well, the Party Planning Beverage Equation should help remove some of the guesswork. It is best to assume that each guest will consume at least 1 beverage every hour during the course of an event. To estimate how many servings you will need to be prepared for, use the following equation.