Last updated: September 21, 2023
There’s nothing better than a fun and organized party. Sometimes you just need to spice it up a bit and get your guests to participate in the theme.
In this post, you’ll learn about the best funny ideas for anything but a cup party.
Why you should listen to me: Hi! Nick Gray here. I've hosted hundreds of parties, some even at significant museums. I was featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and I was referred to as the host of "culturally significant" parties by New York Magazine.
What is an Anything but a Cup Party?
An “anything but a cup” party is a themed party where guests are asked to bring a beverage in a container other than a cup. Such as a coconut shell or Windex spray bottle.
The idea is to get guests to think creatively and come up with unusual ways to consume their drinks beyond basic party supplies.
This type of party can add a fun and unique twist to any event. Since it involves your guests more than other event themes, your guests will feel like they get to participate.
Funny Ideas for Anything but a Cup Party
You don’t want to be the one person without a cup alternative at one of these parties!
You’ll look like such a buzz kill.
Examples of drink holders for an anything but a cup party:
2. Wine Bottle
3. Pint Glass Or Stein
4. Mason Jar
6. Squirt Gun
10. Milk Carton
11. Waterproof Glove
12. Coconut Shell
13. Glass Bottle
14. Glass Jug
15. Glass Teapot
16. Glass Hurricane Lantern
17. Glass Decanter
18. Pet Water Bowl
19. Windex Spray Bottle
20. Flower Vase
21. Condiment Bottle
22. Gasoline Jerry Can
23. Traffic Cone
24. Soap Dispenser
25. Bird Feeder
26. Science Beaker
27. Cooking Pan
29. Small Trash Can
Keep in mind that some containers may be unhealthy or dangerous.
More Theme Party Ideas
Here are some other fun theme ideas:
Theme parties can be a fun way to gather your friends, or an excuse to bring people together. An “Anything But a Cup” party is a neat, non-traditional way to do that.
But you don’t have to drink alcohol! Parties don’t entirely have to be about alcohol. You could even host a mocktail party and use some of these ideas for this theme party or to make your next gathering more entertaining.
For some other fun party ideas, look at these articles that I also wrote:
- 42 Cocktail Party Ideas for 2023
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- 18 Color Theme Party Ideas for 2023
My name is Nick Gray and I authored a book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. It shows you how to throw a great party for any occasion. It’s an excellent tool to help adults make new friends. I am very proud of it.
When is your party? Send me an email and I will give you some bonus tips, including a pre-party checklist that you can print out. Plus I’ll answer any question you have, free of charge. I love talking about parties and I’m on a mission to help 500 people host their first party.