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StarryFork Dec 4, 2012 04:11 PM

Hey all,

We're planning a pre-xmas cocktail party (in the Mad Men style - pretty dresses, 3 piece suits, scotch on the rocks, riding lawnmower), and I was originally hoping to rent actual glass glasses, but the cost is just prohibitive, since we would need delivery.

So we're back to plastic glasses, but I was still hoping that I could get some that are classier-looking than the usual bog standard ones. Is this even a thing that exists? If so, do you know where you could get them? I'm in the Kits/South Granville area.

many thanks!

  1. LotusRapper Dec 4, 2012 04:32 PM

    Try Pier 1 in Kerrisdale or W. Broadway.

    Another option might be that cookware shop in Oakridge Mall, the one closest to RBC.

    Or Party Bazaar at Terminal Ave/Station St ?

    1. KarenDW Dec 4, 2012 09:59 PM

      If you have transport, perhaps you could purchase inexpensive glasses at Ikea or Wonderbucks.

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        islandgirl Dec 5, 2012 12:42 PM

        or Costco!

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          sunshine842 Dec 5, 2012 01:02 PM

          +1

          I keep tons of Ikea glasses on hand for parties - we reached a stage where we couldn't stand to drink champagne or wine from plastic, so we couldn't ask our guests to, either.

          Ikea glasses are a clean, simple design, miles classier than plastic, and cheap enough that you don't care if they break.

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            StarryFork Dec 5, 2012 01:03 PM

            Yeah, I was thinking about that myself. It's more of a case of, we live in an apartment, and our storage unit is already fit to bursting. There's probably no room for 4 dozen inexpensive party glasses :(

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              sunshine842 Dec 5, 2012 01:14 PM

              Take them to Goodwill.

              Buy glasses at Goodwill, then take them BACK to Goodwill after the party.

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          FrankJBN Dec 5, 2012 12:58 PM

          Classy and disposable. As they say on Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the other.

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