I am sure you are currently meal planning for your holiday meals, parties and gatherings, but have you thought about what to serve for drinks? I have found that over the years I often forget to think abut what people would enjoy to drink while eating and visiting so most of the time we end up with just water. This year, I wanted to be prepared with something perfect for all of my guests so I headed to Walmart to pick up some tea and other refreshments. When I found the Milo's Tea gallon size jugs I was set!
We always do a friends holiday gathering before the holiday craze hits which gives us all time to sit and enjoy one another over some delicious food and holiday traditions. Adding the Milo's Tea allows me to check off DRINKS on my party list. Milo’s Tea is available Sweetened with Pure Cane Sugar, No Calorie and Unsweet options - literally something for everyone!
To give my party guests a little extra party treat I decided to get creative this holiday. Instead of trying to buy multiple gifts for each person I decided to make my own holiday hand-painted glass tumblers for each of my guests. I created these before the party so that all of my guests could enjoy their Milo's Tea out of their newly decorated glasses and this totally made our party decor and paper ware pop! Great party tip for the future!
Holiday Hand Painted Glass Tumblers
Glassware of your choice, cleaned
enamel acrylic paint - colors of your choice
cookie sheet/baking sheet
1. Clean and dry the glassware.
2. Put all of the colors of paint you are going to use on a paper towel or piece of paper for ease of use.
3. Turn glasses over and start decorating the bottom of the glasses.
4. Simply dip the swab in the paint and place dots all over as desired. I focused on one color at a time. Keep paint away from rim of glass.
5. Let the paint dots dry for one hour.
6. Place dry glasses on a cookie/baking sheet lined with parchment paper paint side down.
7. Place glasses in oven.
8. Turn oven to 350 degrees, do not preheat! Bake glasses for 30 minutes.
9. After 30 minutes, turn oven off but do not take glassware out of oven. Let glasses cool off completely - at least one hour before using and touching.
10. The glassware is now dishwasher and food safe - however, glasses will stay nice longer if hand-washed and dried.
A little Milo's information:
Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified woman owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from serving his country in World War II. Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste.
I love hearing the background stories on products and companies that want to sell us the best possible product to enjoy. Milo and Bea prided their company on all natural ingredients, made sure to fresh brew all of their teas and never use colors, acids, additives or preservatives. You can literally read and pronounce ever ingredient on the ingredient listing - so simple!
After I made these I knew that this would not be my last time making them for gifts. This is a great DIY gift that is thrifty and personal. You could even add names or other designs if you are more talented than me! ha! I had these all set out for my guests to use and then told them to pick their favorite designs/colors because they were going to get to take them home after our little holiday gathering.
Having Milo's Tea on hand for the gathering made everything so much easier too. It was so easy to have a couple of these gallons of tea in our fridge chilling and ready for the party and not having to worry about getting juice or pop. It was a simple way to make some of the holiday preparation easier on this host!
Next year my plan is to do some more hand painted glasses but do an iced tea bar. Filled with fruit, flavored ice cubes, and fun straws. A great way to make a drink bar but keep it easy with Milo's.
Drink Milo’s and Taste the Difference.
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What colors or designs would you add to your holiday hand painted glass tumblers?