Glassware

10 Creative Ways to Make Mason Jars Part of Your Wedding — Homemade Weddings

You don't need us to tell you that the humble Mason jar is super popular. It gets invited into kitchens to hold fresh-made preserves, dispense soap while you do dishes, tote your salad to work, and more. And it shows up in weddings again and again (and you thought you had a lot of weddings this summer!).

You'd be amazed at some of the things couples are doing with Mason jars on their big day. Here are some of the most creative ideas.

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The Best (and Cheapest) Way to Keep Track of Drinks at a Cocktail Party — Birthday Cocktail Party

Whenever my mom sets up for a party, she always leaves a Sharpie marker next to a stack of plastic cups and the ice bucket. "This way, people can write their names on their cups," she'd tell me when I was a kid, as if I hadn't seen her do it a million times. Or as if she didn't make me and my brother put our names on our cups even when we weren't entertaining.

I used to hate it! Mostly because I thought it looked kinda cheesy. (But also because my handwriting was terrible and it almost always looked like I was drinking out of Hisa's cup. What? Fancy Ls are hard!)

Now I totally understand the need for a drink marker system, but I've found a better way.

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The One Thing Everyone Forgets to Clean Before Company Comes Over — Ready for Company

Although I tend to panic and go into a cleaning frenzy when guests come over, I've noticed that I never mind when my friends' houses aren't tidy. We've all got husbands, kids, pets, and lives getting in the way of making our houses Pinterest-perfect. And you know what? I don't mind at all! Messy is not the same as dirty.

That being said, if someone hands me a wine glass and it's dusty or got weird specks of stuck-on food, well, I do mind that!

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Drink Like a Grownup with These Classy Cocktail Glasses Under $50 — Shopping

If you've been honing your at-home mixology skills, it's only natural that you'd want to show them off to your friends. But don't put in a ton of effort making a classy cocktail only to serve it in a chipped glass or an old plastic cup you stole from the dining hall back in college. Serve it in a proper cocktail glass — one worthy of your creation.

It's possible to stock up on new glasses without breaking the bank — promise! You can get four of these (sold either as a set or individually) and spend less than $50.

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The Best Ways to Clean Up Broken Glass (Without Cutting Yourself!) — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

Broken glass can be a pain in the you-know-what — especially if it was filled with something (what a sad waste of Pinot!). To pick up the shards (without drawing blood) and any former contents, follow this advice.

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Is This Portion-Control Wine Glass for You? — Amazon Kitchen Deal of the Day

Today in our Amazon deals column we present you with a dilemma, a potential oxymoron, and the source of vigorous debate among our esteemed team:

Is a wine glass that helps you control your wine portions a good thing? Or a bad thing. Readers, this decision rests with you.

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