While preparing for our neighborhood Court Whist card night last Saturday, I eyed all the the various beverage receptacles we were setting out and wondered how guests would keep them all straight, with all the mingling and moving between tables I knew they’d be doing.
Would Sharpie names written on mugs, goblets and glasses be tacky?
Then an amazing thing happened! We were finished setting up … and there were still THIRTY MINUTES until guests were supposed to arrive! Which left plenty of time for me to grab some supplies from upstairs and get to work.
The wire was hardly thick enough. And Pony beads are only one step up from Sharpie-names-on-goblets tackiness perhaps, but their bright colors offered the only means of differentiation (the whole point of this project) that I could find amongst my supplies. Paired with some crystal-looking beads (same as the ones I used to make the “chandelier” in the light-up dollhouse), they gussied up nice enough.
Goblets got little rings around their stems.
Mugs got little charms attached to their handles. (While attempting these, I was glad I’d spent some time watching how my friend Mo makes her jewelry.)
And glasses got little bands around their bottoms. Lucky for me, they have a nice little groove down there for the beads to nestle in.
Ran out of Pony beads, but found other beads to keep things different.
I raided my button jar too.
And, with about 7 minutes to spare, everything was set up once again.
We had SUCH fun hanging with our neighbors. And as far as I know, nobody lost track of their beverage.