Last year, I used cleaned Starbucks Frappuccino bottles at both my son and my daughter’s birthday parties. I love that this helps the environment- we are reusing- and they look great! I make a big batch of lemonade or fruit water in a drink dispenser and let the guests help themselves. You can totally personalize the Frappuccino bottles by adding ribbon on the rim, or a personalized water bottle wrappers, or add some lace and twine. You could even add colored sugar (think crushed rock candy) to the rim. Talk about versatile!
Of course, the first step is to clean the bottles. Peeling off the Starbucks label and shoving them in the dishwasher isn’t going to cut it. You’ll end up with sticky bottles. The key is to use a little Goo Be Gone. Simply remove the label then spray the Goo Be Gone. (If you don’t have long fingernails, you’ll find it easier to remove the labels from the bottles if you soak them for up to 30 minutes in hot soapy water first). Once you’ve removed the label, spray on the Goo Be Gone. Allow it to sit for a minute and then use some soap, hot water and a sponge to remove the Goo Be Gone along with all the sticky residue from the labels. I then like to place the bottles in the dishwasher. So easy and quick!
If you want to decorate your bottle with lace and twine for a shabby chic look, you will need 26 inches of twine and approximately 8 1/4 inches of lace per bottle. Attach the lace with a little tape and then wrap the twine twice around the bottle and tie. I got the lace at Joanns where it is sold by the yard. Add a striped paper straw et voila! I love this look and plan on using these bottles at my son’s Vintage Train birthday party on Saturday.
Here’s a photo of the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that I used last year at my daughter’s Classic Princess and Pirate party. Hope this gives you some fun ideas. I simply used a little ribbon around the rim and then used a water bottle wrapper to personalize it.
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