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Dec 4, 2012 04:11 PM

Classy disposable glasses

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!

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

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        1. re: KarenDW


          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.

          1. re: sunshine842

            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 :(

            1. re: StarryFork

              Take them to Goodwill.

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

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