Doctor Judy Parsons was having a very special birthday party at a stately home in Wales and needed a quality mobile bar provider to provide quality drinks to her guests. So naturally Judy contacted Toot Sweets & Co and asked us to attend her party.
We were delighted! Judy had invited over 150 guests and the house was brimming with partygoers who were determined to have a great night. The stately home had been hired for the weekend and we had to set up in a room next to the DJ and dancing.
Judy opted for our indoor rustic bars with built in colour changing LED lights. We also brought a back-bar for displaying our huge range of spirits and well as two double display bar fridges and a freezer for ice and our amazing boozy sorbet which we use in the cocktails.
Judy had asked us to provide a selection of cocktails around a Doctor theme so again the Toots team came up with some great ideas.
One of the cocktails was an Espresso Martini but we didn’t have our barista coffee machine with us so purchased a small espresso coffee machine instead. To make the best Espresso Martinis you need the heat of an espresso to mix with the vodka and coffee liquer to create a great froth and taste.
Once set up in the lounge area the bar looked as if it was inbuilt and had always been there. It looked amazing even if we do say so ourselves. The rustic wood panelling and wooden tops created a 3 section bar area so we could serve several guests at the same time. Guests who had sat in the lounge the day before came in and said that it looked as if the bar had been built inside the venue and had always been there, even though they knew that it wasn’t there the day before.
Judy had opted for a pre-paid bar as she didn’t want her guests to pay for their drinks and we kept a record of sales and checked in with Judy if we got too near the budget so she was always in the driving seat on how much was spent over the bar.
Here at Toot Sweets we keep our bar prices realistic and don’t charge the earth for our drinks so a pre-paid mobile bar needn’t cost the earth.
We provide a fully stocked bar with every kind of option you can think of. As well as the well-known brands we also source locally produced spirits, wines, lagers, ales and soft drinks as well as we like buying quality local produce and supporting other small local businesses. The quality is always high on our bars as our suppliers only produce the best!
Not only did Judy have a quality mobile bar service on the night but she also hired in a local ice cream provider. Now at Toot Sweets we can provide ice creams and sorbets but these guys were a little different and quirky. They actually used liquid nitrogen and made their own ice cream combinations on the night at the request of the guests which added that flair and entertainment.
We didn’t get a chance to try any sadly as the bar was rammed all evening and the guests certainly kept us busy.
At the end of the night we cleared away the bar and left the room clean and tidy and the way we found it.
Here’s what Judy had to say about Toot Sweets & Co
“I can’t tell you how pleased I was to have found you , so key to the success of the event and such lovely people. I just wish I had come to bar more. Your staff are also amazing and everyone said how amazing you were. I loved the Facebook post as well, really did look like the bar was meant to be there. My brother said he wasn’t sure if you had set up there or whether it was inbuilt. Everyone I spoke to was so impressed with you. All I can say is I loved it and thank you so so much!”
We carried the Doctor Theme through with the drinks and had bought a couple of racks of test tubes in which we had placed double shots inside. They looked great – they tasted great!
We had also purchased over 100 plastic syringes which we had filled with pink gin. For the cocktails we gave guests a glass of prosecco and they added the pink gin from the syringes to their glass and we topped this off with cotton candy which was to represent a cotton swab.
It was a fun night and we had so much fun with all the guests who were adorable.
If you want to hire a mobile bar for your wedding, themed party or corporate event please contact us
We’d be delighted to discuss your event with you and talk through all the ideas we have bursting in our heads to make your event spectacular!