Throwing A Book Club Party On A Budget with Chinet® Cut Crystal® PLUS A Giveaway!

Monday, May 4, 2015


A few weeks ago when I was back in Nebraska I told my sister I would help her get ready for her book club party. She has two little babes under the age of five (although Knox looks 12, I'm pretty sure he's just three)  and she's also a busy working mom. So I wanted to be nice and help out- or at the very least try...

Here's the thing, I like getting ready for parties. Cleaning up? Not so much! In fact, I hate the clean-up. Still, I knew I just couldn't leave her high and dry to clean up after, so we found the perfect solution! We chose to use Chinet® Cut Crystal® disposable tableware for two very major reasons: It looks nice and there's no clean-up, because it's disposable!

We also chose to keep our book party pretty simple and just served light apps and wine and punch. What I've always loved about the Chinet® Cut Crystal® line is that the clear design and elegant swirl pattern perfectly match any theme or décor. As you can see, these Chinet® Cut Crystal® 9 oz cups blended in very nicely with our setting and we were able to offer our book club members a lovely choice of drinks and tableware!


The Chinet® Cut Crystal® line includes matching dinner plates, appetizer plates and dessert plates, 9 oz and 14 oz. cups, cutlery and now a new stemless wine glass. So, we certainly weren't short on choices when it came to planning our book club party.

It was so nice to "not" worry about how we were going to set up for this party, but rather keep the focus on enjoying each other's company and, of course, our love of books! The best part is, with the help of Chinet® Cut Crystal® disposable dinnerware, styling an event is super convenient, so if you've offered to help host a party like I did, you can bring it all with you!


Here's the really best part! If you're throwing a party in the future, or even just planning on doing some summertime entertaining, today's giveaway will give you a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and a Chinet® Cut Crystal® gift package (approximate retail value of gift pack $50) how nice!

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106 comments:

  1. oh what a BEAUTIFUL set up! Looks like the party will be a total hit.

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  2. HAHA well, it seems like my drunk friends ALWAYS break at least one dish. Sooooo....

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  3. I would love the giftcard to stock up for a HUGE bridal shower I'm throwing in a few weeks! I will def be buying some of this gear!

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  4. I want that entire cheese platter! But also, I plan on using Chinet when we move because I have no time for dishes, but have to be classy. Ya feel me?

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  5. Chinet glasses = no broken glass. Win!

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  6. I'm always the girl who drops glasses at my parties, other people's parties and wedding a so I clearly need chinet glasses to save my poor friends' nice glasswear. It looks like a fun, classy little book club!

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  7. Chinet would elevate my daughter’s birthday party this summer.

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  9. Is this intended as a sponsored post? You didn't have the disclaimer at the top that you normally do...

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  12. This would elevate my next party by being stylish & easy to clean up!

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  13. I just spent Sunday helping my best friend tear up and replant her backyard - we live in NYC, if i help i get access to this rare gem of a space all summer ;) I'm fairly certain the champagne will be flowing and the crowd will be regular there every weekend and Chinet® Cut Crystal® would be such a welcome attendee!

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  14. Welp. I don't think my comment was published so here I go again...
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  15. Chinet Cut Crystal would elevate my next get-together because it looks nicer than paper tableware and would make clean up easy. This would look great for the baby shower that I am hosting.
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  17. I would use Chinet Cut Crystal to elevate my next get together which will be a Big Family Reunion next month! These dishes would make my get together look classy, and make clean up a breeze!

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  19. This would be great for a picnic or a tailgate! Looks classy and you don't have to worry about breaking anything!

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  24. I'd use this for our annual summer party. It's so pretty and I wouldn't have to worry about little kids breaking it!
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  26. I’d use their “To-Go Cupcakes” idea to give people a parting gift on Mother's Day (and to keep me from eating all of the leftovers!).
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  34. Wow, what a fantastic giveaway! Chinet® Cut Crystal® would definitely elevate my next get-together! I love how elegant they look and high quality feel of the product. I can't wait to use them when I host my next party and gathering, which I do very often! :)

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  36. Well, it would definitely elevate an outdoor party where there may be more activity from guests, looks pretty without being breakable.

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  37. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/597003280032485377

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  38. WELL BEING I WOULDNT HAVE TO SPEND AS MUCH ON THE PARTY, I'D BE A WHOLE LOT HAPPIER PLANNING THE GET TOGETHER ... LOL afjackly@oakland.edu

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  44. These would make my upcomming barbeque much classier and make the cleanup easy!

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  47. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/597572974129078272
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  52. With Chinet plates no messy clean up!

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  55. It would elevate it by making a more upscale atmosphere than the usual red cups and paper plates!

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  63. This will give a bit of elegance to a baby shower I am throwing.

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  65. i would use this at my friend baby shower

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  66. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/598993808458698752

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  67. I use paper /plastic at Christmas.. these would be great for that. A little bit dressier! chefl@swbell.net

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  68. Looks great! I'd use it for a New Years party.
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  69. I cant think of a party I wouldn't use it for!
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  70. It would save me clean up time and also looks more legant than typical plastic/paper products

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  72. This Chinet Cut Crystal would elevate my next get-together by going with any decor i choose and by making clean up easy.

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  75. We like to make fresh lemonade from the lemons on our tree. For our next gathering it'd be lovely to serve it in these glasses with some berries dropped in.

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  76. It would allow me to have a quick cleanup and set up while still looking nice and elevating the presentation of my food.

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  78. I actually used something similar to this stuff at my wedding reception and people loved it and commented on how pretty and practical it was and how it held wet foods and pressure from forks while stand-eating so much better than paper. I think this would be the case for this brand, too!
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  84. Chinet® Cut Crystal® would elevate our next get-together by making this that much prettier.

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  85. It would elevate to the next level by providing some much needed sophistication and elegance. My particular favorite item is the cut crystal cutlery, so useful!
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  87. it would be fun to add to my next family get together

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  89. These would elevate my book club and luncheon immensely when it's my turn to host. Much classier than regular paper plates and accessories.

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