Remember that slew of parties I was telling you about from February? I hardly do either. But I had made these drink labels for one of the baby showers and never did get around taking any photos of them to show you how EASY they are to recreate… until now. So today’s party DIY is another 5 minute one.
Can we talk about labelling party drinks though? I totally get why people grab paper cups and a sharpie and say ‘forget it’ to proper glassware. People forget which drink was theirs and grab another and by the end of the night you have 30 drink glasses to wash for 12 people and it looks like you had a classy frat party. When we got married I went out and bought some silicone drink markers and I really love them, I use them all the time. They work on wine glasses and cups (it looks like they’ve been replaced with these gem ones which are even cuter!). But I love to try different drink labels (that aren’t so rainbow) to match party themes. So far, I’ve done drink flags on sticks and on straws, wrapped straws in washi tape, wrapped jars in chalkboard, and that’s just that I’ve blogged. It’s one of my favourite things to do for a party. And if it’s a kids party? Well, don’t expect them to take care of their drink labels. Pull out the paper cups, for sure. But you can customize them! I’ve done patterned ones, bumblebee ones, and watercolor. And I’m sure I’ll do more #cantstopwontstop. But let’s get back to the project, before I dive into my opinions on glassware at parties.
These drink labels are so easy, I love that they don’t rub off during the party from condensation (I’m looking at you glass writers), but they peel off and clean up like they were never there. And although I used my Cricut to make these in less than 5 minutes once I’d designed the template, scissors would accomplish the same thing. The only difference would be- if you cut with scissors you would have individual stickers for guests to write their names on and peel the back off, instead of a sheet of labels. I actually kind of wish I’d cut them all out ALL the way (which you can also do with a Cricut) and set them in a little shot glass or something.
The labels I used are kraft paper look and I love how basic they look and they blend with class a bit better than an all white label would. You could probably print a pattern on white labels (with a laser printer so the ink doesn’t run) or even do some sweet clear labels, but I’m a fan of the simplicity of kraft. These labels I had leftover from my Valentine’s Day treat labels and are from World Label. It’s a full sheet label, so you can cut any shape you like out of it. If you were using scissors, you could get busy cutting, or you could print the template on top of the labels (or on the back side) to give you a guide for cutting. If you’re using a Cricut like I did, you can upload the template to Design Space and there is a custom setting for labels (or choose paper if you’d like them completely cut, backing and all.
The template is ONE label. Copy and paste it as many times as you need in your word document or on Design Space!
The only thing I would suggest/ caution is to remove the labels the same day of the party. Don’t leave them until morning or the adhesive is a bit stickier and takes a bit more peeling. We popped the ones we forgot about into the dishwasher and it came off no problem though.
If you use this party trick, I’d love to see photos! Tag me on social @colleenpastoor or shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org :) Party on, friends.
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