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Monday, April 07, 2014

Weeknight Party Girl :: Disposable Serving Tiers {+ a giveaway!}... now closed



I can't even tell you how many times a week I bring cookies, fruit, snacks, you name it - somewhere.  T-Ball practice, a game, a friends house, to the park - it seems never ending.  Leaving platters places makes me crazy.  

So I came up with a solution.  And not just your average 'grab-a-paper-plate' solution.  A real-live-looks-cute-in-public solution.  With a little help from Chinet, I created colorful serving tiers.  I even tested them at a real life party and they did not tip over or break.  They held together perfectly - and washed up nicely if you're interested in trying to reuse them.  





You'll need
Chinet Cut Crystal Dessert Plates 
Chinet Cut Crystal Dinner Plates
Chinet Cut Crystal 9 ounce cups
Acrylic Paint in bright colors
Craft Epoxy {like E6000}
A Q-tip or small sponge


Step 1  ::  Pour a small amount of paint on the inside of each glass.  Swirl it around to coat the entire inside and pour extra back into the paint can.   Let dry upside down, but check often that they are not sticking to the newspaper

Step 2  ::  Spread a small amount of E6000 on the rim of one of the glasses using the q-tip and press it onto the center of a dinner plate.  

Step 3  ::  Spread a small amount of glue on the bottom of the glass that's glued to the plate and line up a second glass base on top of it.  Press firmly.

Step 4  ::  Spread a small amount of glue on the rim of the top glass using the q-tip and press a dessert plate on top.  Let dry.  Repeat with all of the glasses and plates until you have enough tiers.







Also, I discovered that two cupcake wrappers - one upside down and one right side up - fit perfectly into a 9 ounce cup!  The perfect way to serve cupcakes!

Want to win an entire Chinet Party Pack yourself?  That's a bunch of plates, cups, and silverware for your summer entertaining.  Leave a comment below and we'll choose a winner on April 18th!  Don't think you need a Chinet Party Pack?  That's where you're wrong my friend. It's really handy to have plastic or paper plates and cups on hand.  



UPDATE  ::  Comgratulations to Erin Smith!  Happy Entertaining!
Entries must be posted by Thursday, April 17th at 9pm PST, and one winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be sent one Chinet Party Pack.  Good luck!  
{Limited to US residents only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, posted on Facebook and announced on the bottom of this post soon after.}

Chinet Party Pack and Chinet Product used in this post courtesy of Chinet.  



11 comments:

Erin Smith said...

Um, PERFECT TIMING? My Derby Party totes needs a Chinet Party Pack. That or I'm coloring a roll of paper towels. :)

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

This would be perfect for a housewarming party I am hosting shortly!

Thanks for the chance and love the pictures!

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

1froglegs said...

These are great disposables that don't look disposable. These make cleanup so easy after a get together.

asotv@aol.com

Jackie said...

I'd love some pretty Chinet things!

rachel said...

Oooh how fun! I'd use it this summer -- warm weather is just made for parties.

Vunda Vall said...

i would use all of that for any of the summer partys we have! we love bbq-ing outside!
dtdady at gmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

This would be great for our upcoming summer events.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Julie said...

Great ideas :)
thanks for the giveaway
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Realia Mazing said...

chinet makes some really "classy" looking disposable dish ware! i love it

daniellex at gmail dot com

Danielle K said...

This would be perfect to use to throw a summer party :) Would love to win!

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Susan Christy said...

I just got a grill, so I'm excited about having a party on the patio!