New Year's Eve party help!

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    Buy all plastic plates and cups : (22 votes)
    42 %
    Buy Real glass plates and glasses : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Use all one style glass : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Different drinks, different style glasses : (18 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    They make pretty nice looking plasticware these days… you can get the classy look without worrying that something will get broken.  They’re cheap enough that you can have different styles for different drinks 🙂


    Post # 4
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I will be honest – I would never consider a party to be “classy” if they served drinks in plastic cups. Sorry! Can you borrow some glassware from your girlfriends? Even if they don’t all match, at least they aren’t plastic.

    And yes, I do think you need to have different glasses for different drinks. I wouldn’t want to drink champagne out of a highball glass.

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Agreed! Clear plasticware has come a LONG way–check out some party stores/Target/Walmart. They should be pretty cheap and plenty classy!

    Post # 6
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You can get really cheap glassware from thrift stores, or if you want all matching walmart has super basic glassware.

    Post # 7
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I didn’t vote because to me it depends on your situation and how close you are with everyone? Since you’re saying this is the first time you’re doing something in this style, I think it’ll be fancy and classy no matter what! If there’s going to be lots of drinking, I would definitely go plastic. Cleaning up broken glass is a bummer and a buzzkill. It’s also much easier to deal with – just throw it all away! Like a previous poster mentioned, there’s very nice plasticware options these days. 

    Also, how close are you with everyone you’re inviting? Would anyone care about plastic vs. glass, one style vs. different? Personally my friends wouldn’t see the difference or be bothered by it. So you just have to know your audience. Good luck!

    Post # 10
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @steph_lady:  As for plates they have nice plastic clear ones at the dollar store that LOOK really nice, and guests can just throw them away and get another one later and don’t have to keep track of it. Honestly as a guest I like to use a plate for a couple appetizers then throw it away, and maybe get another one later for something else, instead of worrying about you having to wash it or keep track of it all night.

    But for drinks I’d use real glass. The dollar store has nice, heavy duty, wine glasses, champagne flutes, scotch glasses, etc there for (obvi) $1 each. That’s what I buy for my in-home bar.

    Your decor sounds lovely, for New years anything sparkly and “snowy” would look nice 🙂 Maybe some candles too.

    You could make a shrimp cocktail – you can get one of those giant martini glass things at the DS also (haha I sound so cheap) and have an *adult* game to play like loaded questions! I understand it is supposed to be classy, but you’re still in your late 20’s 😉

    Post # 11
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @steph_lady:  I think you should go with “nicer” plastic disposables. And get two kinds of glasses.. champagne/wine and then normal for whiskey cocktails! I think your decorations sound lovely, lights and candles will be perfect.

    Post # 13
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @steph_lady:  Oooh also maybe a cheese platter for your wine bar? And late in the evening espresso with cookies 🙂 

    Post # 16
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    If you have an Ikea near you, they have inexpensive champagne glasses!

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