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For my son’s Milk & Cookies party, I really wanted glass milk bottles. I adored all the cute parties from my inspiration board, but when I looked into buying some I was not so excited about the price + shipping. I figured there must be an alternative. I wanted enough glass bottles for all the guests without breaking the bank.
I decided to turn to the grocery store for options. I found the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles were closest to the look I was after. The store brand was a little bit cheaper, but the bottles were round and did not have the square milk bottle look. The Starbucks bottles were $5.99 for 4. Since I bought them local there was no shipping. Each bottle cost about a $1.50 and came filled with frappuccino :)
I bought one pack to experiment with. I wanted to make sure I could remove all the labels, the goo, and any other markings. I was so happy they came out perfectly clean. I went back and bought 3 more packs. I now have a set of 16 milk bottles in my party stash. They were a wonderful novelty for the milk and cookies party, but I know they will be great for future parties too. I also kept all the lids in case I want to paint them to use for a future party.
You are probably wondering what we did with all the Frappuccino…we drank it, sort of. We actually poured it out into another container and then served it at the milk and cookies party in a beverage dispenser. The adults loved the caffeine option. After the party we moved the beverage dispenser into the fridge and had frappuccino on tap for a week :)