Multipurpose Glassware

In February, we wrote a blog post that was all about centerpiece inspiration. It also highlighted a few pieces of glassware that are not primarily used as centerpieces. These multipurpose glasses included, wine glasses, oversized glassware, and mason jars.

In this blog, we are going to delve into our other rental items that have been deemed multipurpose. Some may surprise you! A few will be more centerpiece options, but others will teach you about glassware that can be used for both food and beverages.

First, let’s go over a few more uses for the multipurpose glasses from the centerpiece blog.

Wine Glasses

We talked about wine glasses as a centerpiece option, but how about using them as décor accents on various surfaces at an event? Here are some visuals to get the ideas flowing.

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Oversized Glassware

We have discovered these giant glasses also work great when you’re looking for a creative way to display snack items or hors d’oeuvre items you are serving. So much more interesting than your average bowl!

While this particular example is cupid inspired, consider the other possibilities that can mimic this set-up!

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Mason jars make great centerpiece accents, but they can also be used for aisle or tree decorations, by simply fastening some wire around them and putting a candle inside. (If there is a risk of the item being flammable, opt for using an LED candle instead of a real one) Consider this example of a mason jar used as a hanging lantern.

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Stemless Glassware

 Stemless Wine glasses can double as an individual dessert bowl. It is an awesome way to show how the ingredients are layered, and is a lot less messy than trying to scoop a layered dessert out of a pan!

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Speaking of sweets, if you’re looking for a different dessert plating technique, try a margarita glass as a cupcake holder.

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Martini Glasses

Our Regina dessert glass can be used as a stemless 7.25 oz. martini or cocktail glass, while also passing as a fancy way to serve a sweet treat. The regular stemmed martini glass can also be used as an elegant serving dish.

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Cordial and Port Glasses

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(Cordial on the left, Port on the right)

There are tons of uses for these glasses, but they are most known for holding layered alcoholic beverages, or small tastes of a drink.

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We have come across a ton of creative uses for these glasses. Their small portion size and tall design make them perfect for serving soup shooters, dessert shots, and even an allow for an innovative way to hold tea light candles.

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Even if you are doing a kids event, cordial glasses can come in handy! Check out this rendition of individual milk and cookie servings.

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Now that you know what to look for when spotting double-uses for glassware, get to planning your own creative décor, desserts, and drinks!