Choosing a punch bowl can be hard. A punch bowl could be your center piece at the party table – everybody will see it, so there’s a lot to consider. There are LOTS of brands to choose from, and even more products! But don’t panic, it’s really not as complicated as you think. To help you on your way, we’ve researched five of the best punch bowl brands and highlighted a product from each. We hope we’ve got what you’re looking for!
Our Top Choice
CreativeWare Punch/Salad Bowl Combo
CreativeWare produces quality kitchen products, and it has a fantastic line of partyware products to ensure any party goes off without a hitch. This includes its Punch/Salad Bowl Combo.
Highly durable plastic. Large bowl. Versatile uses. Comes with punch cups and ladle. Total of 16 pieces.
Not as sophisticated as a glass punch bowl (but a lot safer if it’s likely to be dropped on the floor!)
Highly durable plastic
14 inches in diameter
Punch, cocktails, salad
Update International Stainless Steel Punch Bowl
Update International is in the business of creating stylish and durable products for the home and for commercial use. Its kitchenware really takes the biscuit, especially its Stainless Steel Punch Bowl.
Stainless Steel 201. Mirror-polished for an elegant finish. Large 3-gallon capacity. Durable. Easy to clean.
Doesn’t come with punch glasses.
Stainless Steel 201
15” diameter / 9.5” high
Can buy alone or as set of 4
Christmas Vacation Collectibles Moose Punch Bowl
Christmas Vacation Collectibles makes tons of products that make the festive season even more joyful and have even more laughter. Its Moose Punch Bowl is just one example.
Unique moose design. Hand-molded glass. Detachable antlers. Easy to clean.
Quite a small capacity.
20 x 10.5 x 8.5 inches
Punch - festive parties
1pc / moose mugs sold separately
Party Essentials Embossed Punch Bowl
Party Essentials is renowned for its range of hard plastic kitchenware that’s just perfect for parties. It has everything from cups and plates to punch bowls!
Hard plastic. Easy to clean. Not likely to break. Large capacity. Choice of 2 sizes. Versatile uses.
Not as elegant as a glass punch bowl.
Embossed hard plastic
14.25 inches in diameter
1 piece – ladle sold separately
Fun Express Sea Shell Punch Bowl
Fun Express is a huge retailer that supplies party and novelty products to thousands from its 1.5 million sq. ft. of warehouses. One such party product is its clear Seashell Punch Bowl.
Cool design. Perfect for a sea-themed party. Versatile uses – chips, fruit, punch etc. Large size. Plastic material – easy to clean.
Nothing packs a punch like a killer drink served in a punch bowl. It’s the go-to drink on the center of the party table so you need to impress. This is your opportunity to release your inner bartender skills, so prepare your arms because you’re about the crack open that dusty cocktail shaker someone got you for Christmas. This is your opportunity to take the stage and shine a light on your skills. Making a punch takes some skill, so unless you have a natural flair for flavors, a recipe book is recommended. We think your guests would appreciate a flavorsome punch rather than a dirty pint!
Once the punch is perfected, you need the right bowl to serve it in. There are many varieties of punch bowls – steel, glass and even themed shaped bowls to add a bit more WOW to your table. Nothing says Christmas like a Moose punch bowl, right? And don’t forget to consider how its served. Some punch bowls are lucky enough to have glasses provided or even attached for more of a grab and go experience. You may want to expand your horizons and look at picking your own punch glasses, especially if it’s a themed party or even if you’re a bit wary of broken glass, when plastic cups would be the perfect accompaniment.
Prices of punch bowls can vary from $5 up to $100 and depend on a number of things. For example, the quality of the material and the capacity of the bowl can determine how much you pay. The largest steel bowl we’ve selected is pricier than its more tradition counterparts but with it being made from steel, you can guarantee a bit more of a modern feel to your party, and let’s not forget with it being made of steel it is likely to keep your drink cooler for longer. However, cheap punch bowls still do what they set out to do, so don’t discount them completely.
The best part is the flexibility of choice, you don’t have to spend a lot to create a wow factor at the party as we have demonstrated with the shell punch bowl (we can’t believe how cheap it is!), but also if you’re looking for something you know you’re going to use every year and become a family tradition then look no further. The cute and quirky moose could become the family Christmas heirloom that some parts of your family will get excited about while others will groan about but secretly love.
There are certain features you should look out for when purchasing a punch bowl. We’ve helped narrow down a few here:
Capacity – How many people are you catering for? Here is where size does matter! Some can hold around 100oz which is perfect for a family get together, however others can hold gallons!
Punch Glasses – If you’re like us and find small things cute then punch glasses are important. Some bowls are kind enough to include these with their bowl, other brands have created ones you can purchase separately, and yes we are talking about mama moose having baby moose’s!
Material – Traditional glass, stylish stainless steel, or keep it safe with plastic. These varieties provide choice based on the occasion its being used. For example, it may be better to choose a plastic pot if being used for a fruit punch at a kid’s party (or adults if there’s a bit too much alcohol added!).
Following on from the materials used, it’s worth looking at how they are designed.
Construction and Design
As mentioned the beloved punch bowl can be made from a variety of materials. Glass is usually the traditional favorite, but with modern kitchens, people are looking for something with a bit more edge to it. Steel bowls have the added benefit of keeping drinks colder for longer, which is perfect for those summer BBQ’s and parties. However, they do mask the vibrant color of the punch you just made, so if you want to show off the bright red juice or sunset orange cocktail you may want to think about a clear option.
Punch bowls are designed to hold a large amount of fluid. As a result, you can expect them to be deep enough to scoop a glass of drink out of. Those with a novelty shape may limit how much you can take at one time but who said you couldn’t go back for seconds?
Performance and Ease of Use
One major benefit of a punch bowl is that you can make one insanely good drink once for everyone and they can just help themselves rather than being asked for a drink by children or adults asking where the bottle opener is all the time. If that doesn’t make your life easier at a party, we don’t know what will!
Punch bowls usually come in a circular shape so the punch bowl can be accessed by the ladle regardless of its position, making it easier to share. Which is important, because everyone knows sharing is caring! As long as the guests are getting their fair share, we’re sure it’ll go down a treat. Another benefit from a more traditional shape is they’re usually easier to clean – a bonus because after a party, the last thing anyone looks forward to is the washing up!
After looking at all this, we’re sure you’ve realized you’re spoilt for choice. But hopefully it helped make your choice a little easier!
What is the Best Punch Bowl?
Choosing the “best” punch bowl is a subjective matter. You need to consider what is right for you, and that will determine the way you shop. While looking through this list, consider these things: what size/capacity punch bowl do you need? What design would you like? Would you like a themed one or a neutral style? What material would you like it to be made of? How important is it that it’s easy to clean? All these things need to be considered before you can say you’ve made the right choice. One thing’s for sure: all these brands are respected and offer quality products.
Our Top Choice
CreativeWare’s Punch/Salad Bowl Combo will be a great addition to the party. With 16 pieces, it’s perfect for a small gathering or for use during the holidays. If you want more partyware, you could check out CreativeWare's 2.5-Gallon Bark Beverage Dispenser too!
CreativeWare Punch/Salad Bowl 16-Piece Set
CreativeWare Punch Bowl PUN-16CLR
CreativeWare is a product line run by the brand Creative Bath Products. It has been a leading US manufacturer of household products for about 40 years. It's maintained that position due to its commitment to making high-quality, useful products for the everyday home. It's built strong relationships with retailers due to its focus on design and constant striving to keep up with changing trends, making classic products that can stand the test of time.
One such product is its Punch/Salad Bowl Combo. This bowl is versatile and can be used in a range of settings. Get it filled up with your favorite punch for parties, get creative and fill it with your very own cocktail concoction, or use it as a salad bowl or for chips! Who can say no to chips and dip? Its durable, plastic material will ensure that even if the party gets a bit out of hand, your punch bowl will always survive!
CreativeWare produces other party products too, such as cake towers, ice buckets, huge tubs for drinks and ice and dip stations. If you’re looking to get hold of some partyware you can rely on, check out what it has to offer.
The Update International 3 Gallon Punch Bowl is a great, large capacity punch bowl that can be used for any occasion. If you’re also in the market for other partyware, check out the Update International 1 Quart Shell Salad Bowl.
Update International Stainless Steel Punch Bowl - 3 Gallons
Update International Punch Bowl PB-3G - 1
Update International provides equipment and supplies to the food service industry. It has tons of products available, including baking utensils, kitchen scales, cookware, kitchen utensils and more. They're all made with the same quality in mind and can be used at home, in school or for commercial use.
This company's 3 Gallon Punch Bowl is appreciated by many. With a mirror-polished stainless steel finish, it feels elegant and sophisticated and will match almost all home decors. Update International wants you to have a product that has true benefit, and with the generous 3-gallon capacity, this punch bowl does. You won’t need to worry about refilling this bowl every 30 minutes with a capacity like that, so sit back and enjoy the party!
Christmas Vacation Collectibles is a brand that wants to make Christmas as fun and joyful as possible. Forget the classic, predictable gifts these holidays and get a quality, unique product from Christmas Vacation Collectibles. It has everything from hoodies to kitchenware and all thematically themed collectibles in between.
We have decided to feature the super-quirky Moose Punch Bowl. It caught our eye immediately due to its unique design. The bowl itself is shaped like the moose’s face, and the large antlers are removable for easy storage! This decorative punch bowl will be the centerpiece at any party.
The bowl is made from hand-molded glass, and the antlers have metal clips that make them detachable. With a 72-ounce or 0.45 gallon capacity, this punch bowl is big enough for intimate gatherings or dinner parties, but perhaps not large enough for big parties. This punch bowl is no ordinary punch bowl; it’s licensed by Warner Bros. Studios because it’s modeled on Marty Moose, the Wally World mascot.
Party Essentials Hard Plastic Clear Embossed Punch Bowl – Available in 2 Sizes
Party Essentials Punch Bowl N124563 – 12 Quart
The diverse Party Essentials line is sold and distributed by NorthWest Enterprises, which has been in the business for over 25 years. It's a family business that's focused on customer satisfaction by earning the trust of its customers through high-quality products and great customer service. Today, it continues to move forward through innovation and even better prices.
We’re looking at its Embossed Punch Bowl, which has a generous 12-quart capacity. If this is a bit large for your needs, you could go for the 8-quart capacity option, which would suit a more intimate party. If you’re not one for having your very best china out at the average party, this bowl could be perfect. It’s made from a durable, hard plastic, so you don’t need to worry about breakages and it’s easy to clean. It also doesn’t look like plastic. The embossed design gives it an elegant flair, so no one will know it’s not a high-end glass punch bowl.
The Fun Express Seashell Punch Bowl is an excellent choice for anyone looking for the right punch bowl for a sea-themed party. If you like things spicy, why not check out the Fun Express Fiesta Chili Pepper Serving Dishes too?
Fun Express Large Plastic Seashell Punch Bowl
Fun Express Punch Bowl FNEIN-26/1827
Fun Express is one of the leading suppliers of giftware, premiums, novelties and toys, with an impressive 10,000 items in its line. It's maintained customer satisfaction all this time due to its 95% order fill rate; this is thanks to the 1.5 million square foot of warehouse space it utilizes!
With such a vast range of products on offer, you might think this company compromises on quality, but you would be wrong. All its products are made with quality and value in mind, which is particularly evident in the Seashell Punch Bowl. This large, plastic punch bowl has an interesting design that would fit into any party, and fit particularly well into a seaside themed gathering!
The clear, durable plastic punch bowl is not only a breeze to clean, but it is not likely to break, unlike its glass counterparts. The versatility of the bowl just adds to its value. Use it for punch, juice, tropical fruit or chips, whatever takes your fancy!