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Birthday Party Cups - Custom Plastic Party Cups - Personalized Party Cups

Updated on April 2, 2011

Birthday party cups are a fun, convenient and safe (no glass!) way to add festivity and bright, vibrant colors to your party scene. Birthday party cups can be as simple as solid colored plastic cups found at your local store or personalized, custom cups that are labeled with the birthday guy or gal’s name. Or - you could even use individual guests’ names so everyone knows which drink belongs to who. If you’re willing to spend a little more cash, you can even find really fun birthday party cups that can also serve as fun take-home party favors, such as coconut party cups, etc! No matter your budget or party supply needs, party cups are a very important, yet very easy, aspect of your next birthday party.

Use these tips below to select the best birthday party cups for your special day!

Save Cash - Birthday Party Cups

If you are looking to save some money, consider purchasing solid color cups to match your party’s décor. Having a carnival themed birthday party? Use bright colors such as red, yellow and blue cups. Having a pink princess party? Save lots of money by simply purchasing solid pink cups instead of fancy, character themed cups. Solid color cups also work out really well for tailgating parties - just use your favorite team’s colors - to get everyone in the partying mood.

Here are some additional tips for making your own birthday party cups:

  • Make sure you use craft clue, NOT a hot glue stick as this will melt the plastic and completely defeat the purpose of your cups!
  • Have terrible, illegible handwriting? Print off waterproof labels with phrases or guests’ names to affix onto your cups.
  • Use permanent stickers (that won’t peel off if soaked) on your plastic cups to add fun, unique designs to your cups.

Get Creative - Decorate Your Birthday Party Cups

Making your own personalized birthday party cups can save you lots of money and create a nice aesthetic touch to your next event. Consider decorating your cups ahead of time by writing guest’s names on the plastic cups with permanent marker. Get even more creative with permanent stickers or by using rhinestones. Another cute idea that I have seen is to take a solid color cup and tie a coordinated color ribbon around the middle, tying in a cute little bow. 

Personalized Birthday Party Cups

Looking for a more professional look for personalized cups? Instead of designing and decorating your own, consider outsourcing your personalization needs to various online retailers that will design, print and ship custom labeled cups right to your own home. Using the birthday boy’s or girl’s name is a popular request.

More Birthday Party Ideas

Looking to plan a birthday party event? Check out some of my other articles to help inspire the décor and theme for your next major event!


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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      This is cool and great. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      Thanks! :) Glitter pens would be a great activity, for sure. I had some spare time this afternoon, so I thought I should TRY to write some more articles! :) I'm working on another party cup hub, too.

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      Nelle Hoxie 8 years ago

      Great Idea. If you buy the plain ones for a party. You can always get out your glitter pen and personalize. Good to have you back!