Tuesday, August 27, 2013

MYO party drink station

My daughters Graduation party was this week and I was stressing out about so many things! Teenagers don't RSVP as you probably know, so getting a close number on how many were coming was proving impossible. Food was one thing....if I bought too much I could freeze it or just send it home with the party-goers. That left me with drinks to figure out and I didn't want to end up with cases of soda left over. If it was sitting here after the party the kids would want to drink it and I wouldn't want to waste it and we just didn't need that! 

I had bought a few cases of different sodas but really didn't want to buy more, especially since last year at oldest sons graduation party there had been so many 1/2 empty cans left everywhere. What a waste! The one thing we would drink if it was left over is water. I don't buy bottled water for home drinking, but we take it with us everywhere so it would get used (plus it doesn't go flat!) Now, how can I convince them all to drink water??? I was puzzling it over when I remembered that I had lots of Crystal Light and Kool-Aid mixes then recalled a pin about decorating water bottles that I had pinned to my Graduation board and this is what I came up with.


drink station, graduation party

We loaded up 2 coolers with several cases of water. I filled cute Dollar Tree baskets with drink sticks (thank heavens I stocked up when they were on sale!) One basket for sugared drinks, 1 for sugar free. I also filled a basket with rolls of printed Duct tape and Scotch tape. Oldest son made me the sign and we were ready to party!

decorate, party, graduation, drink station

I think it worked out well. Since everyone decorated their own bottle they didn't 'lose' their drink. A few bottles were laying around after the party but nothing like the year before! The kids had fun decorating their bottles and the adults appreciated the non-carbonated drink choices. I'd call that a win-win!

Why don't I have good ideas more often?

~L 

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9 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! Very creative & I bet they all enjoyed it! Visiting this morning from Fun Friday.
    Have a great Friday!
    Joanne

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    1. It worked out well...next time more 'boy' style tape though! lol
      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~L

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  2. Dropping by from the TGIF Link Party, this will be great hit especially for grade school kids! Pinning so I can try this on my son's birthday!

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    1. Awesome! Post it when you do...I'd love to see it!


      ~L

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  3. Really cute idea! I was at a party yesterday and kept losing my bottle of water! Could have used some fun tape then!

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    1. Hmmm, good point...maybe I should carry one of those small ones around in my purse! ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by.

      ~L

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  4. *Lightbulb* Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Come on over and link up your latest post.
    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/09/tuesdays-with-twist-22-with-huge.html

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  5. What a great idea! I'm going to have to give this a try for our next family party. :)

    Thank you for linking up at the Share the Love Blog Hop!!!

    Cindy from Superheroes and Teacups

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    1. Thanks! Give it a go...let me know how it works out!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~L

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