I laughed out loud reading yesterday's Michaela Noelle Designs' Loves me, Loves Me Not series post. Courtney had me cracking up, and coincidentally, we both share a similar loathing of sipping bubbles (and vino too) from plastic, assembly-required stemware. I know this is often a go-to for party hosts and hostesses, but they aren't necessarily a money saver and for me, they take so much away from the taste of wine. Don't know about you, but I always prefer to drink out of shiny, breakable glass.
If I set this standard for myself, I must for my guests as well and that's why I keep 'party' cases of glasses in my storage closet. For $8 ($9.99 plus a 20% off BBB discount coupon), you can serve a dozen of your friends in actual glass stemware. They also sell a set of a dozen beautiful 18.5 oz. red wine glasses ($16 after the coupon is applied) that are identical to my Crate and Barrel Viv red wine glasses. The cheaper stemware mixes with my registry set so nicely at parties, I can't even tell the difference in my 'everyday casual' vs 'party cheap' until I am washing them by hand and can notice teeny discrepancies. Next time you have a large party to host, stop by your local Bed Bath and Beyond, take your coupons (and they even honor expired ones), do your friends a favor, and serve them in glass stemware. They will appreciate you!
|Bday party and glasses everywhere!|
|Entertain Stemware, $9.99/12 and Red Wine Glasses, $19.99/12|