Ice Calculator

You’re planning a party. Everything is set and ready to go, and now you realize that you’re out of ice. You frantically rush to the nearest store to stock up on Reddy Ice before guests arrive. How do you decide how many bags of ice are needed to chill as well as serve your guests? The last thing you want is to run out of ice.

Here is our step-by step advice when buying ice for any special event in your life:

  • Consider your guest count. We recommend planning between 1 and 2 pounds of ice per person, based on the type of event and your purpose behind using ice.
  • Next, the type of event you’re hosting matters. BBQ, Tailgating, and Wedding events require more Reddy Ice than a simple House party.
  • Answer this - how do you plan to consume Reddy Ice – chilling cans and bottles, or chilling as well as serving the drinks with ice.
  • Last but not least, don’t cool or open everything at once. Once you chill the beverages, don’t bring them back to room temperature. So, unless you have a great place to store leftover drinks after your special event, be considerate of just how much ice is used before guests arrive.

Next time you’re planning a party or special event, don’t worry. We’ve got just the tool you need to make sure you can keep it cool! Just use the below ice calculator to determine exactly what Reddy Ice products you need.

Chilling only

Expected Number of Guests
Select Type of event
TOTAL AMOUNT OF ICE REQUIRED

Chilling and serving

Expected Number of Guests
Select Type of event
TOTAL AMOUNT OF ICE REQUIRED