It's officially summer garden party / barbecue season and this year I want to do it in style. No one wants to do the washing up the morning after a big party, so I've been looking for some very pretty plastic or paper cups and straws (and matching plates, of course) to use for fuss-free al fresco drinking.
Here are some of the absolute best pretty paper cups and straws to jazz up your summer drinks:
Dinosaur party cups! Rawr! They're £4.50 from Posh Totty Designs on Not on the High Street*.
You can pretend you're sipping from your finest china with these vintage blue paper cups. They're £3.49 for 12 from Candle and Cake.
KABOOM! Superhero paper cups are the best. These are £2.99 for 8 from Ginger Ray.
Pineapples are absolutely everywhere this summer, and now you can have super-trendy pineapple paper cups too. (They're also £2.99 for 8 from Ginger Ray on NOTHS.)
These summertime ice cream paper cups might be my favourite. They're a bit more expensive at £4.95 for 8 from Little Lulubel on NOTHS, but I think they might just be worth it.
If you're after something really dainty, these floral paper cups are really quite lovely. They're £4 for 8 from Tulip and Nettle on NOTHS.
Being more of a big kid, I absolutely love these 24 party animal paper cups, which are £9.50 from the aforementioned Posh Totty Designs on Not On The High Street.
Lastly, you can even do paper shots! These 'cheers my dears' paper shot cups are £11.95 from the brilliant The Letteroom on NOTHS.
Now, obviously, the classic choice for paper straws is those stripy numbers. Personally, I prefer them when they're a mix of different colours, such as this set of rainbow straws for £3.95 from Pink Biscuits (via NOTHS).
I also love the addition of strong man moustaches to these circus theme straws from Postbox Party (£5.50 on NOTHS).
If you want to bring out your inner child, go for these cowboy and indian 'pow wow' straws, also from Postbox Party (£4.50).
I loooove these heart paper straws from Pretty Little Party Shop. They're £2.99.
Remember those pineapple cups from earlier? They come with matching ridiculous pineapple straws! I love them. They're £3.99.
These wild flower paper straws are absolutely gorgeous and very eco-friendly. They're £3 from Wedding in a Teacup.
Lastly, and perhaps my favourite for being so over the top, how about these windmill paper straws? They have a pretty floral pattern AND they'll look pretty in a summer breeze. Definitely my first choice. They're £5.95 from Little Ella James (via NOTHS).
Go forth and drink from fancy paper cups! You know you want to splash out on some of these...
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