Drinking on a Party Bus
Many people rent a limousine or a party bus for more than just transport services. They are often used for special events, such as weddings, graduations, stag/stagettes, birthday parties, airport transfers, anniversaries and pub crawls. Often times the plan is to be drinking on a party bus. If that’s what you are looking for, there a few things you need to know!
Do You Need a Liquor License For a Party Bus
There are some rules around drinking alcohol on a Party Bus. In Alberta, it is legal, provided that everyone on board is legal age and that there is a liquor license present. Many party bus operators come fully licenced.
Those who are not licensed may require the customer to purchase one themselves. Make sure to check with the limo bus company when you are booking your party bus rental. Also, remember that no open liquor can leave the bus at the end of your ride!
Drinking Games to Play on a Party Bus⠀
If you are planning on consuming alcohol on your trip, you may also want to plan some drinking games to play on your party bus. Games can help break the ice for those who don’t know each other very well, and they can add a ton of fun and some great laughs to any and all groups!
Truth Or Dare is a popular game. The game simple, ask the person to your left if they would like a “truth” or a “dare”. If they pick “truth” you can ask them any questions you would like and they must answer truthfully. If they chose “dare” you can dare them to anything and they must do it.
The drinking twist is if someone refuses to do a dare or to answer a truth question, then they must have a drink!
Never Have I Ever is also a popular game. Not only does it help you get to know a little more about your group, but it can also be made into a drinking game. Someone makes a statement such as “never have I ever been to a casino”. All who have done this would take a drink.
Go around the circle and have everyone take turns in making statements. You may be surprised by what you learn about each other!
Charades is a welcome game both with and without alcohol. Split your group into two teams and have one person from each team act out something for their teammates to guess. Set a timer and if the group doesn’t guess what it is before time is up, the entire group must take a drink!
How Much to Tip Your Party Bus Driver
How much you should tip your driver will depend on the length of time you have your party bus for. Keep in mind, a one hour, $200 limo service is very different from an eight hour out of town trip. Some companies include a base gratuity of 15 – 20%.
You can still tip your driver in cash to top this up, especially of the service was exceptional. For companies that do not include gratuity, you can get your entire group to pitch in to tip your driver. The standard amount in the industry is 20%.
How Many Seats Are in a Party Bus⠀
There are many different sizes and styles of party buses available. Typically, the seating is the same as it is in a stretch limousine, with seats all around the sides so that everyone can face each other. The difference between limousine service and party bus service is that the bus gives you the ability to stand.
There is a dancefloor in the middle of the seats so that everyone can get up and show off their best moves. Mini party buses typically seat 10 – 16 passengers, the next size up seats 16 – 24 passengers and the larger party buses seat a maximum of 30 passengers. Check with your service provider to ensure that your group size does not exceed the legal maximum of your rental.
If you are planning to be drinking on a party bus, most are equipped with built-in ice buckets and most services provide you with cups and ice.⠀
Planning on drinking on a party bus? Book Confidently With AM PM Limo
When you are ready to book your party bus or limo rental, make sure you have your itinerary ready. This way, while you are having some drinks, playing games, and listening to your favourite tunes, the driver will know where to go and no one will need to yell directions to the front of the bus.⠀If you plan to be drinking on a party bus, this is the best, safest, and probably the most fun way to go!
AM PM Limousine & Party Bus services all of Alberta and is fully licenced with the AGLC. Grab your best pals, a few drinks, and head on out for a night of fun and games. You won’t regret it!⠀