Steal this party idea: sippy-cup cocktail party #Entertaining#alcohol#beverages#party June 2 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride In a harried moment the other day, I picked up one of my son's sippy cups and took a chug of water. It was one of these cheap weiner dog sippies from Ikea, and as I was drinking from it I realized … I really LIKE this cup. The tumbler itself is a great shape, smooth and comfortable in my hand. Furthermore, it's the perfect size for a smart little sip — around 6oz. I realized, I wanted to drink out of it more often. Then I realized I'd like it with a cocktail in it. My birthday party was fun kind of a personal catastrophe, so I'm not allowed to throw a party until our annual anniversary campout. BUT. You're not on a party moritorium, so you're allowed to throw this party for me; SIPPY-CUP COCKTAIL HOUR. I feel like this party has legs for both parents AND non-parents. Of course those of us with kids are like "HA HA SIPPY CUP!" but sippy cups have an odd appeal for all. So … imminently sippable. Cocktails go down so easy! (Safety tip for parents who may be throwing this party: make sure sippy cups are emptied and washed before the kids come home from the babysitter's. We don't need another Applebee's incident.) Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS How do I remove hair dye from the bathroom wall? NEXT Surprising discoveries I've made in my life as an offbeat military wife Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Haha! This is a great idea! My mom used to go to a bar in town every Monday for the blues jam and for 3-4 weeks in a row she kept breaking at least one glass a night, so the bartender bought a sippy cup for her. For the next several years she would happily drink her Jack & water out of that sippy cup on Monday nights. Reply Ha, me and my roommates used to do this! The rule was, if someone spilled something more than once, they were required to drink all of their booze out of a sippy cup! 2 agree Reply Awesome! I would have never have thought of combining the two. Going to try this soon. XD 1 agrees Reply I had a Finding Nemo cup that I got at a disney waterpark, (when you returned your locker key you could have your deposit back… or a Nemo cup!!) This Nemo cup (complete with one of those angled hole sippy lids) was used that very night for drinking wine in the hotel (much better than the plastic bathroom disposable cups)and continued to be used ever since! AND as we don't have the same, no open containers of alcohol in a car law in England (its only the driver that's not allowed to be drinking) it became the perfect car wine drinking cup as there was no chance I could spill my wine on the way to a gig, festival or picnic 🙂 1 agrees Reply I have a Finding Nemo one, too! Someone got it for me as a gag gift in college (I have a thing for Dori) and it's what I used to use to "pre-game" back in college before going out. And now, it will get reused (albeit clean) for my son! Reply Sweet. I bought a few "sip-a-mugs" at the grocery store years ago for BYO cup parties–the handle is a sipping straw! I still use them occasionally. 😉 Plus they are cool if friends with kids come over. 1 agrees Reply Wow, I thought I was going to have to keep this a secret forever, but I totally love drinking out of a sippy cup. I can drink laying down (LAZY ASS) and while walking without spilling. I have since switched to the alternative, a water bottle with a flip straw, which is basically just an adult sippy cup. Tl;dr SIPPY CUPS ARE AWESOME 2 agree Reply OoOo I have those. My son hates them…I'm starting to look at them in a whole new way 🙂 Reply "fun kind of a personal catastrophe" HAAAAAAAAA!!! So funny… Reply I have a medical condition that sometimes makes my hands shake or get very weak, so I often spill drinks or drop cups. As a joke, my mother got my a sippy cup once, and I soon realized it was actually pretty useful. I started carrying it in my backpack when I go on trips or visit friends so that I don't accidentally break other people's glassware. It's really pretty fun actually. And in a glittery bright purple, it's definitely more stylish than anyone else's water bottles. 😀 1 agrees Reply I have one of these and love it! http://www.hundredmillion.co.uk/HM-hangovercup.html They market it for the morning after drinking when you need to rehydrate and dont want to sit up…but its great for drinking in general and I love the larger size! I also think Yeti and RTIC tumblers are the adult equivalent of sippy cups for those who are picky about keeping their cocktails extra cold! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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