The next time you have a party, have a little fun with your ice. Buy a package of regular balloons, not water balloons they are too thin.
When you get home, fill the balloons with desired amount of water and place in the freezer for at least 2 days before your party. Don’t forget to turn them about every half hour for the first couple of hours until they feel firm.
Now when you are ready, place the ice balloons into your bucket and nestle your drinks in-between. This is a great way to keep your drinks cold and as the ice melts it remains contained in the balloon and prevent messy ice mishaps.