Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Glitter Rim Drinks For The Festive Party Season

Festive red glitter rim champagne flutesI'm just going to say it - Christmas is around the corner!  Though before the doors of advent calendars open and festive pyjamas are pulled out of drawers, another aspect of the season makes a much earlier appearance... the celebrations!  Christmas parties tend to begin late-November, which is all fun and games if you're the guest, but how about when you're the hostess?  Advance planning is your best friend, trust me.  Once you've considered the logistics and ticked off all the things that make you wonder why you agreed to host a party in the first place, it's time for the finishing touches - the fun part!  So to help kickstart thoughts of pretty details, I've put together a simple yet stunning DIY: festive flutes for the party season...
DIY Glitter rim champagne flute glasses
Prosecco in Culinary Concepts silver stag head wine cooler
Tube of red glitter flakes being poured into bowl
What have I used?

Champagne flutes

Shallow bowl of water (1-2cm)



Red ribbon

Prosecco
Red festive glitter rim champagne flute glasses
Festive red glitter rim champagne glasses Christmas
Festive red berries and white candle at Christmastime
After dipping the glass rims upside down in a shallow pool of water, shake off any excess water and then move them over to the glitter. Wriggle, wriggle.  Once you're happy with the rim, pour your chosen poison into the glass!  Personally, I chose to cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and use it as a funnel to ensure no liquid knocked any glitter into the drink.  Though thankfully most edible decorations will dissolve within a couple of minutes anyway.

You'll most likely recognise this style from having been served a sugar-rimmed drink at a bar at some point.  However for this festive creation I've chosen instead to use edible red glitter.  It's both seasonal and high impact!  Having said that, with the only other substance involved being water, the options really are endless for when it comes to choosing which material to coat the rims. If this isn't quite your thing, you could perhaps consider using coconut flakes, 100s and 1000s, sugar frosting or perhaps even bronze crunch leftover from your Halloween baking?!
Red decorative bows on festive champagne flutes
Festive way of presenting your Christmas party drinks
Now all that remains is to take a pair of scissors to some ribbon, tie your bows and voila, festive (and totally Instagram-friendly) drinks!  This same method can be applied to any of your party season drinks: festive glitter for flutes of prosecco, edible 'snow' for champagne coupes or perhaps coconut flakes for the shot glasses at your aprés ski party!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. such a great idea, Gabrielle and they totally look XMAS-ready and definitely PARTY ready!! Though we don't celebrate XMAS of late, these past few years back, but definitely come in handy if we ever throw a party again, back home here *_^

    You always managed to capture such mood to perfection and look absolutely stunning, beaming with RED glitters! I wish i were a guest at your XMAS party already! (almost, haha)

    Have a gorgeous week ahead and enjoy your preparation and counting down to that special occasion.

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
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  2. Love the glasses. Such a creative idea!! So beautiful

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  3. This is such a simple way to add a bit of festivity to your glassware, I love it! You have totally inspired me to try it!

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  4. Loving the glasses! So creative and festive!!

    xo, Christina
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  5. Hello Gaby! This is such a fantastic idea.... You are full of tips, lovely! You can be certain that I will apply this tip to my party season drinks: I can't wait to decorate flutes of Champagne with coconut flakes at our apéritifs ski weekends. Thanks so much :)

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  6. Its so pretty and its reminds me my favorit drink : " Margarita on rocks " lol

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  7. such a sweet DIY! Perfect for Christmas parties and well parties in general. This edible red glitter is adorable and it matches perfectly with the bows. Red is such a Christmas colour, so these glasses look very festive indeed.

    I might try this with a sugar coating:)....I'm such a sweet tooth! But perhaps it is better to opt for edible glitter...because you know sugar might not go well with some drinks, so perhaps neutral taste is the way to go.

    Lovely photos and presentation!!! Very inspiring...and perfect to get into holiday spirit. Split is already decorated a bit, I felt pretty good seeing those first advent decorations in the city.


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  8. What a cute idea, love the effect that it gives! So perfect for Christmas!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  9. These photos are amazing! Can't wait for the christmas time of this year! xo

    Daniel x

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  10. Babes I LOVE this idea - it looks simply stunning and just so festive! So easy and cheap to recreate too but it looks wonderful! Bookmarking this blog for Xmas day! :)

    Hayley xo
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  11. What an amazing diy project!
    This goes to my favorites.
    Cheers,
    T.
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  12. I love this!!!!!!! Defo gonna give it a go!! Red glitter is perfect for this season. Happy Wednesday hun! Visit me at: www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! :)

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  13. Oh wow they look incredible! Your photos are amazing xx

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  14. Such a great ideas to decorate the glasses for christmas !
    Thanks for this tip.
    I just love it.
    xx,
    Margot
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  15. Totally love this festive idea! I would love to try it this Christmas, so as to make the occasion a little fancier. Hihi! :) I admire how creative you are. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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  16. These look soooo p e r f e c t for the festive season! Defiantly nabbing this idea for my christmas!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

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  17. These look amazing and it's such an effective touch that I would never have thought of!
    Amy xx
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  18. This is such a brilliant and easy way to add a festive touch to your holiday drinks! I love how elegant it looks as well. Will definitely have to keep this mind for holiday entertaining.

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  19. Wow, this is so beautiful, Gabrielle! You're so right, the red is high impact and I love the matching red bows. You always share the most creative and beautiful DIY ideas, you must be quite the host; I'd love to attend one of your gatherings! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  20. Omg I loved this decoration!! Amazing post
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  21. That is such a beautiful way to decorate the glasses, Gabrielle. It is such an elegant touch for a party or dinner guests. Thanks for sharing! XO
    Janea
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  22. This is such a cute idea! I never would have thought of this. I love all these DIY Christmas things. I swear this time of year I am on Pinterest for hours on end looking up DIY stuff for the holidays. This is right up my alley! This would also be cute for a work party. :)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  23. This is such a classy idea! I love how effortless it is yet it still gives a gorgeous festive impression when guests arrive at your party. I need to do this for sure this year :) Love these photos x http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/top-5-gifts-for-men.html

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  24. OMG I am so doing this! So simple yet soooo chic!

    Life is just Rosie
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  25. wow these are so cute, love the bows , I need to try and do this, even thought I'm not good at DIYs.
    Nina
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  26. They turned out so cute!! Definitely going to try this.

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  27. Love this idea and thanks for sharing this, I am so excited for xmas and next week I will decorate my xmas tree and my house! I know it's a little early but I cannot wait to do it!! Thanks for telling that this is edible glitter, I would have never thought of using edible glitter and at the same time I was thinking 'how do you drink from this' haha!!! I am such an idiot sometimes!

    Yiota
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  28. These are really beautiful ideas for Christmas decorations on the dinner table especially when you have guests coming over , I'm glad they are edible and not just glitters. Another thing i like here is the ribbons tied as a bow,really really nice .

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  29. They turned out so pretty Gabrielle! So festive! I love the idea & it's perfect for the holiday :D
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  30. Love your idea and it sure does look amazing. Christmas feeling is just about picking up here too..


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  31. I feel like a kid again when Christmas time begins! Your idea looks gorgeous and so easy to do, that makes it genius! ;) I'm all for simple DIYs that make a difference, so I just literally saved this post for doing it in December. Thanks for sharing!
    xx

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  32. Beautiful photos! I love this DIY! It looks so good! :) xx

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  33. Such a lovely idea, girlie. I like the photos too. Thanks for the tips.

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  34. That looks so beautiful! I'm having a "friendsgiving" and maybe I'll try something like that! It looks so cute, and I've never heard of edible glitter but I already love it!

    Francesca
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  35. Damn, these look festive! The ribbon adds such a nice touch!

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  36. Ooooh Gabrielle! Way to get me into the festive spirit! This is a genuinely fun idea, and I've got to figure out where I can get edible glitter around here. I think I just may have to use this idea!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  37. This is such a fantastic idea! It makes everything look so pretty and festive.
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  38. These look seriously lovely- like something you'd expect to see at a fine dining restaurant!! The fact that you can eat the red sparkles makes it even better :) The red bow finishes them off perfectly too

    Rachel xx
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  39. This is such a great idea. Gorgeous photos!

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  40. These turned out lovely. :-) It's always a fun element to dress up stemware and so cute and festive for the season! x /Madison

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  41. This is such an adorable idea! I like the red color, so festive! The sparkly glitter makes it look so cute. With the red bow tied around the stem, it reminds me of those teddy bears you can get around the holiday time

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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  42. I didn't even know that edible glitter was a thing, but this looks so beautifully festive and elegant!

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  43. This is such a fab idea! Love how elegant the glasses look and the colour red just makes it so festive and bright! Stunning! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

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  44. Wow..awesome idea, awesome DIY, superb photography...ur blog is tooo good Babe...xoxo, Neha

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  46. Can't believe Christmas is already around the corner! The champagne flutes look absolutely gorgeous with the red sparkle dust and ribbons! Fantastic idea!

    Miriam
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  47. Don't say it. I can't believe where we are in the year already. Just the start of the week stores have been trickling in Christmas tunes in their playlists. Again, I'm not ready! But you're DIY is making this all slightly easier to digest. At first I thought it was a coloured red sugar you used, like what you'd rim on a cocktail glass. But I love the glitter. Adds some sparkle that won't attract ants (over in Oz at least bahahaha. Can't keep that outdoors for a soirée for too long)

    Sxx
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  48. Wow this is great! Waitrose have the best things don't they? I love this and will definitely try it out. Gemma x
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  49. Soooo pretty !
    I am in love with each and every picture. Awesome job Garielle. <3

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  50. Don't they look just amazing? So festive and simply beautiful! Whenever I host a party, I make sure to have some fancy looking glasses like that, it just makes everything look better. I love the addition of the red ribbon, it makes the glasses look even more festive :) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  51. Yes Christmas is around the corner and this looks fancy! Great job.
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  52. This is such a fabulous idea, lovely. I've seen glittered wine glasses before but even I have to admit, it's a bit of an overkill covering the entire glass in glitter. However, yours looks much simpler and chic-er! Great DIY post.

    Lima
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  53. I am so in love with this idea! It is so classy. The Christmas season is the best! Definitely going to try to recreate these festive flutes :)

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  55. This is such a lovely post Gabrielle, I love how pretty the glasses looked and how festive it made me feel. Plus, your photography is always amazing but today's its one another level!Have a lovely weekend :)

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  56. You just gave me a great idea Gabrielle, thank you! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  57. This is such a cute idea and they look so classy! x

    Always, Alice

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  58. How pretty and festive are these?! LOVE!

    -Ashley
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  59. Lovely idea Gabrielle!!! You are so creatie!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  60. This is such a cute idea! I love the little red ribbons and the glitter. It's such a nice detail and it's those simple small things that make it extra special!

    -M

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  61. Ah they look so pretty.. I love them! x

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  62. How true is that? “It’s all fun & games when you’re the guest, but about when you’re the host?” Haha I always love reading your posts & seeing your DIY projects. This idea is great & so simple! It looks very festive & classy!

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  63. Gabrielle, you always turned something so
    simple into an art. I love it! xoxo

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  64. I didn't know that you could get edible glitter, I love this idea

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  65. This is a really great idea. I'm sure if I do this, my friends will be really happy that I put so much effort in our Christmas get together. :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  66. These are so cute! I will try it on our Christmas dinner :)

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  67. I want to drink it!!

    Ps: Follow each other? Let me know! ;)

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  68. that is such a clever idea! they look adorable

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  69. This is a fantastic DIY! It's so easy and effortlessly festive. And I just love the ribbon detail. :)

    XoXo Noma

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  70. Oh my goodness, these look SO amazing. So pretty but sophisticated too, perfect for party season!

    Elle
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    xx

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  71. This is such a fun idea for a holiday party!! Definitely going to keep it in mind!

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  72. This is the cutest idea! Christmas parties are definitely one of my favourite things about the holidays. I love to get all dressed up and sip champagne with friends.
    Dora
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  73. This is such a fun idea! It totally changes up the look and makes it so festive. Thanks for sharing!

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  74. u r one creative person gabrielle! this looks perfect for christmas!
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  75. This is such a good idea and they look amazing! I'll definitely be trying this out over the festive season as I love little details like this :) x

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  76. That is so cute and festive! I love when people go a step further to make their parties extra special :) I hope I'll get the chance to do the same myself :D xx

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  77. Love everything about this post! So cute!
    Love, Hadasah Love
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  78. SO cute, I love this!! Very festive and chic-perfect for a holiday party!
    Katie Actually

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