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Introducing Lids for our Medium and Large Catering Glassware Boxes

We originally brought in Medium and Large Catering Glassware Boxes to fit a wide variety of our glass and crystal stemware (as well as other brands of glass and crystal stemware). When we first started stocking these products, we were told that most party rental companies chose to saran wrap their boxes instead of relying on a lid. This made sense to us as the use of plastic wrap would ensure dust and bugs couldn’t enter the box when the glassware was being stored.

That being said we’ve been getting asked more and more for lids for our catering glassware boxes. Because of that I’m happy to announce we now have lids available in stock.

Lid for Medium Catering Glassware Box

Medium Catering Box with Lid

  • Made of durable polypropylene plastic corrugated material
  • Available in black
  • Ships flat – some assembly required.
  • Fits a box with the measurements 15 7/8” W x 23 7/8” L x 7 ½” H

Lid for Large Catering Glassware Box

Large Catering Box with Lid

  • Made of durable polypropylene plastic corrugated material
  • Available in black
  • Ships flat – some assembly required
  • Fits a box with the measurements 16 3/8" W x 24 3/4" L x 9 1/4" H

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our catering storage boxes for glassware or the associated lids:

 

New Volume Pricing for Crystal Glasses and Glassware

Volume Discounts on Crystal and Glass Stemware

Since we rolled out volume discounts for event chairs and banquet tables, our customer base seems to be satisfied with the ability to order larger quantities and receive discounts based on their purchase volume.

So we’ve been listening to our customer’s and reviewing their feedback and one of the things that we seemed to get asked the most was “if I buy more of your Copa 10oz stemmed water glass can I get a discount?” or “if I buy 100 Serenity 12oz Crystal Wine Glasses can I get a discount?” At the time we weren’t at liberty to say yes.

But that has changed. Tuesday, we rolled out volume discount pricing for event tablecloths and now I’m pleased to announce we now have volume pricing for all of our crystal glasses and glassware.

Prices go down based on the number of glasses you choose to purchase.

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our crystal or glass glasses:

3 Common Misconceptions about Crystal Stemware

Crystal Stemware Misconceptions

Crystal stemware is used a lot in fine dining restaurants as well as rented out to special events where a little sparkle is necessary on the table – or if a more luxurious atmosphere is wanted. It tends to be synonymous with a higher end price tag. There are misconceptions that exist with both crystal stemware and glass stemware but today I’m going to touch on the 3 misconceptions that people often assume about crystal stemware – in no particular order.

1. It’s really expensive

While it is true it can be a more expensive – this is more often than not the result of how it is manufactured and who is selling the crystal stemware. Crystal stemware that is hand blown by master craftsman is obviously going to be priced higher because of the human labour involved in producing it. Also, glass blowers are not a dime a dozen and is a craft that doesn’t have millions flocking to learn the trade. That being said, crystal stemware can be machine made – making the glasses more uniform in appearance and lowering unit costs. Also, companies that sell crystal stemware get very good at knowing how to specifically market crystal to appeal to our wants of luxury, fine craftsmanship and extravagance. Because of this, the pricing has been inflated because they have created a market that can support a higher price. Looking for wholesale suppliers of crystal stemware can help alleviate these higher prices.

2. It’s even more breakable than glass

While generally a more breakable substance than glass, crystal stemware tends to have the same issues that also occur with glass stemware. The bowls of the crystal and glass stemware can pop off the foot. That being said, assuming you handle crystal stemware like it can break – and that it isn’t indestructible – it should hold up well for you.

3. It’s not safe because of lead content

Health Canada’s stance on lead crystal is that it may release lead into your food or beverage. That being said, there is lead-free crystal stemware that exists these days. This eliminates the worry that may exist of potential lead poisoning.

If you’re interested in a quote for crystal stemware in our Victoria Collection or Serenity Collection including Shipping:

 

The Cost to Buy Highball Glasses in Canada

Victoria Crystal Highball GlassHighball glasses are a versatile bar glass for any event or restaurant with a beverage menu. Not only are they used for traditional highball cocktails such as Cuba Libre, or Scotch and Soda but also can be used as glasses for water, soft drinks and juices. With a need for highball glasses, the next question sure to be on your list is “How much do highball glasses cost to buy in Canada?” We’ll answer that question below so you are able to gain a better understanding of the budget you’ll need to purchase your highball glasses.

Cost of Highball Glasses in Canada

The average cost of highball glasses in Canada ranges from $2.00 to $4.82 wholesale not including taxes or shipping. The cost ranges due to the material of the glass (whether it’s glass or crystal), whether the glass is handmade or machine made, the volume size of the glass and the brand distributing the product. Retail cost for glasses at any home décor retailer will range from $4.69 to $84.99 again dependant on the material of the glass, handmade or machine made, volume size and brand.

Hopefully this post gives you an idea of the approximate costs to be associating to your new stacking chair budget.

If you’re interested in receiving a quote for our 13oz highball glass:

 

Must-Have Margaritas for your Cinco de Mayo Menu

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo we’re busting out our margarita glasses and providing our restauranteurs and chefs with some of the must-have margarita recipes for your menu. We’re willing to taste test for you as well!

The Proper Margarita Recipe (or as Chow’s Senior Editor says “the only way to make margaritas”)

Perfect Margarita

Photo Source: Chow

What you need:

  • Salt for rimming
  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz 100 percent agave tequila
  • 1 oz freshly squeeze lime juice
  • ½ oz Cointreau (not Triple Sec)

For complete instructions head over to Chow.com for the play by play.

The Best Coconut Margarita Recipe (that’s a lot of margarita’s one had to drink to lay claim to “the best”)

Coconut Margarita

Photo credit: foodiecrush.com

What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 1½ ounces Patron reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce cointreau
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • Splash of half and half
  • Splash of simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar, ½ cup water brought to a boil until sugar dissolved, then cooled.)
  • lime wedges for garnish

This recipe looks absolutely divine and the story behind the Patron Tequila Express train along with images is a great read and visual experience! To read the full story and get the instructions, head on over to Foodiecrush.com.

Skinny Marg’s Recipe

Skinny Margs Margarita

Photo credit: Shape.com

What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 1 ounce añejo tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1 pinch pink Himalayan salt
  • Polar® Ginger Lemonade Seltzer

For the health conscious guest, here’s a margarita lighter on the waistline but heavy on the flavour. For instructions on how to make, head over to Shape.com.

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Blood Orange

 

What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 3 oz juice from a freshly squeezed blood orange
  • 2 oz 100% agave tequila
  • 1 oz Triple Sec orange flavoured liqueur
  • splash of agave syrup (optional yet recommended by recipe creators Todd Porter & Diane Cu)

Todd Porter & Diane Cu’s blood orange margarita recipe is making my mouth water as I write this post. Check out their recipe, full instructions to produce this gorgeously hued drink along with their fantastic and famous food photography at whiteonricecouple.com.

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Recipe

Virgin Margarita

Photo credit: everydaysouthwest.com

What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 6 oz can frozen limeade concentrate
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 20 oz lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 3 cups of crushed ice
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)

Let’s be honest – not everyone can or wants to indulge in alcoholic libations so I’ve included a mockarita (?)… mocktail margarita (?) …whatever you want to call it for those wanting to live on the edge without the edge in the drink! For full recipe and instructions, head over to everydaysouthwest.com.

What are your favourite recipes? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re interested in a quote for margarita glasses or rocks glasses to complement these recipes: