“ Brand: Tesco / Misc House Type: Party Supplies „
It was one of my grandson's birthday recently and we had a little tea party at our house for family and a few of his friends. We like to buy plastic cups for them because they are safer.
These cups are plastic and are a white colour, the plastic is a little flimsy but still strong enough to hold a cold drink. They have a ridged edge and the children can hold the cup in their hands very well indeed.
They are deep enough cups for a good amount of drink but I think the plastic is too flimsy to fill the cup right to the top because when the child holds the cup, the drink spills over the side, so it is wise not to over fill these cups and then they are fine. I just fill the cup half way with the drink for the very small children and the cups then hold the drink much better. Add a little bit more for the older ones who are wise enough not to squeeze the cup etc.
These are ideal for children's parties and BBQ's but I only think they are strong enough for children's drinks and not as good for holding an adult's drink if they too want to drink from it. They stack well and come packaged stacked. They are easy to take each one from the stack and so they can be placed on a table and the children can just take a cup.
I think these are cheap cups but worth the money because they only cost 55P for a pack of 25. This amount of cups for the price is really good and I think they are cheap enough for anyone to buy, and most of all people who are struggling with money and still want to buy some plastic cups.
Cheap cups for taking on a picnic or to the beach, they are light enough to carry in a picnic basket or bag to take to the seaside etc. Then at the end of the day they can be either placed into a local recycle bin or take home with you again to recycle. Or if you don't like to take them home, they can be thrown into a bin.
These cups don't have a super quality but for the price and the amount in the pack, I think they are a fair enough quality and worth buying. I have bought these many times and found them quite handy to have in the home for the summer and days when some of my grandchildren just want a drink in the garden. They are safer in the garden as we all know.
I will keep buying these because it saves on the washing up and children's parties. Means if a child does drop a drink, you know they are not going to cut themselves and are safe enough to carry around the home or around the garden.
I rate these 4 stars. Dropping a star only because they are a little flimsy but they are still worth the money.
It's an absolute nightmare washing up after a party so to minimise wasting an evening cleaning mugs I highly recommend these cups, not to mention if it's a big party you probably won't have enough mugs or glasses to go round. When people drop these, they don't smash, so a lot safer than handing out glasses...
The cups come in a bag of 25 for 55p which works out at around 2p per cup, so good value for money. They're not that different from the sort of cups you find stacked up next to water coolers.
They're a bit thinner but they're not smaller and they come in a bag rather than a dispenser.
You will not be able to recycle any of this product, the bag has to be thrown away and the cups too but you can at least re use the cups.
Washing them up just requires a little more care as they will split if you push too much weight down on them. Gently rub around the inside and outside of the cup to get dirt and grease off, then job done they're ready to use again.
The cups do feel a little thin which means they're prone to cracking more, and I have had one cup crack already. You can crush one in your hand so avoid being heavy handed. Dropping them on the floor won't break them though.
These can also be used for arts and crafts, they are easy to cut up and bend so children can use their imagination to build stuff.
On top of being easy to wash and easy to use for crafts these are also easy to drink from, the rim isn't too small but is a little thin and doesn't go down the cup more than a few millimetres so i wouldn't bite down on it or try to sink your teeth in around the edge of the rim. They can and do split.
Overall these are great little cups, very practical, useful, reusable and excellent value for money at just 2p per cup (approximately, because I can't do decimals off the top of my head). These are useful for leaving by a water cooler or at a party and to save waste, i'd strongly recommend washing them up and re using them.
Earlier this week it was one of the girls birthday, and to try make her feel special for working on her birthday (mean manager wouldn't let her have the day off!) we got some nandos in and bought a bottle of fizzy from Tesco Express. There are loads of mugs and cups in our cupboards at work but personally I never drink from them (I'm a bit funny about putting my mouth on something I don't know who else has been using!) and I figured it would also save on washing up so I bought some plastic cups so we could have a good time and dispose of them easily afterwards.
A pack of 25 cups costs 55p and there were only 6 of us at work at the time so this was far more than we needed but whatever we didn't use we could keep for future. The cups are are made of reasonably thick transparent plastic. This is good as it is easy to see how much is in the cup from a distance!
The cups are a decent size but of course not the biggest. I am quite a fish when it comes to drinking, and I can swallow whatever is in the cup within 3 decent gulps as the capacity is not the biggest. However, for the cheap price I paid and for party cups I do actually think they are the right size and any bigger they may feel to bulky and more like a burden to carry.
Being made of plastic the cups are relatively flimsy so with too much grip they can squeeze inwards really easily and can cause a spillage or two, so I would advise to use them carefully and not pick it up too vigorously! They do feel a bit cheapy, but I guess for 55p this is to be expected so I can't complain too much.
Overall these cups did the job, which was to hold the drink and save us on washing up! For this I can't really fault them, but for the slight cheapness of the feel of the cup I will knock of a star and give it 4 out of 5 but I would still recommend them.
My son recently had a birthday party and invited lots of his friends. I din't have enough glasses for all his friends and neither did I want to use the ones I have for fear they would get broken. Whist shopping in my local Tesco for the party food,I decided to buy disposable plates and cups for the party. I didn't want to spend too much as after all they would only be used once! Although I don't like using disposable items as they are not very eco friendly, I justified it on this occasion!
Tesco value (or everyday as its now called) range includes numerous items,some better than others! The cups in the range come in either a large pack of 100 for £2,or a smaller pack of 25 cups for 55p. I opted for the smaller size,as much as he would have liked 100 guests that was not on the cards!The cups are wrapped in plastic adding to my guilt;t about the environment!
The first thing I noticed after unwrapping the cups,is just how thin and flimsy they are! I certainly wouldn't recommend these for use with hot liquid as you would end up burning your hand through the thin plastic. The cups are plain white with a slightly raised rim. They are nothing special to look at but at the low price I paid that is to be expected. What I didn't expect was just how light these cups are,making them very easy to knock over. In fact several children managed to do just that! I had deliberately only half filled the cups so the damage was limited. However this is an important consideration if you are buying theses for a children's party.
On the positive side using these cups did mean I had less washing up to do! I have also saved a few to keep in my car. I can then take just one bottle of water when we go out as each person has their own cup !¬ My children are very fussy when it comes to sharing a drinking bottle!
Overall I guess you get what you pay for! These are very cheap although the quality is poor. I certinly wouldn't buy them for an adults party!
Tesco value plastic cups.
A children's party just wouldn't be a party without a buffet supplying all sorts of orange- beige coloured food and a fine selection of flimsy plastic table wear so of course I couldn't let jack down and on his last birthday which was his firth one so I invited the thirty children from his class to celebrate with him. This wasn't as cheap as i had anticipated it would be so we had to cut a few corners with its such as serviettes and the plates and cups which is why I opted for the cheapest possible disposable cups and invested in these tesco value ones
For 55 pence you get a fairly decent amount of 25 cups in the set. Of course this was well short of what I needed so I ended up getting three of the packets so that we had enough for each guest and spares left over as plastic cups as these sort of events always get nice up and people want fresh one. Even when buying three packs of the cups I feel that the price is really good and not one that is beaten anywhere else either.
Of course you do get what you pay for in the way that the plastic cups themselves are rather thin and a little flimsy. There were plenty knocked over and a fair few cracked after the initial use of a cup and I don't think there were many left at the end if the party to wash and reuse again if that was what we had intended to do with them. You do have to be careful as well because once the plastic cup does split, the edges of the split can be rathe sharp an not the best things to have around a board of excited five year olds. Thankfully though there were no casualties like I was worrying about.
The cups are only small and perfect child size really although drinks were being knocked back the more the children ran around and we went through more than I had initially thought we would. They are also a good size for adults wine too!! The grooves on the outside of the cup give a little bit of grip on the cup so that it doesn't slip out through the hand and for the price this is a little added touch which makes a small difference.
As far as a white basic plastic cup goes, I think this set has covered all the bases And is very cheap and affordable whilst doing the job they are intended for well if not for a long period. You get what you pay for and seeing as not much was paid for this set I think they are a good buy and for that reason I think a four star rating is inoffensive and I would certainly recommend them for children's parties.
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I picked a pack of Tesco Value cups up towards the end of last year in preparation for a small party that we were having at our house over Christmas. Lots of my friends now have small children, and I am kind of getting used to them coming round to our house and generally terrorising the place, and so I decided that with there being a lot of people around for the party, it might be best for the little ones to drink out of plastic cups. The benefit of this is two-fold, firstly it removes the chance of them dropping their cups and having the worry of broken glass or crockery on the floor, and secondly it reduces the washing up at the end of the party.
The cups come in packs of 25 and are priced at just 55 pence which is a bit of bargain in my opinion. They are also available in a pack of 100 which I almost ended up buying, but at a price of £2 there is not a huge saving to be had from buying in bulk, and so instead I paid £1:10 for 2 packs of 25 cups, which I knew would be plenty.
The come stacked up inside each other as can be seen on the picture above, and are covered in a clear plastic wrapper. The wrapper contains the traditional 'Tesco Value' label which can be seen sitting inside the wrapper.
The cups themselves are pretty good considering the price. I drink a lot of water out of water tanks at work, and so have used a variety of different plastic and paper cups over the years and these from Tesco fair pretty favourably in comparison. They are bright white plastic cups which have a decent sturdy base to them when placed on a level surface. The exterior of the cups have a grooved pattern on them to aid with grip when lifting the cup, which works well. Unlike some other cups that I have used in the past they do not crumple in the hand when lifting up a full drink either.
Overall these cups from Tesco are a bit of a bargain and the children were happy using them at our party. I had lots of them left over after the party and have since used the majority of the left over ones when taking a drink out to the garage, or just when I want a quick drink in the house without creating any additional dishes, as I can just simply through the cup into the recycle bin once I am finished with it (I know that is lazy!).
For the price that Tesco sell these cups you can't really go wrong, and as mentioned above they do compare well to other similar styled cups. They do a simple job very well, and as such I would be happy to purchase them again in the future.
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© L500589 2013
Tesco value Plastic cups.
As I have written in previous reviews my family and I love to picnic and pack-up for day trips rather than paying to eat out. We do enjoy buying the odd treat, like a coffee, tea or maybe a cake, but when it comes to lunch, having two continually hungry boys to contend with, a picnic is often the cheapest and most practical option. Not to mention the days when we take outdoor toys to the park and spend hours playing with them. It's so much fun. However it can become an expensive option if you start buying expensive drinks...some cost around £1.50 a go, so with this in mind I often select a large bottle of fizzy or make up an empty bottle with cordial. However this creates another problem, dispensing it.
Well I do have plastic tumblers which I use but often I like to take disposable cups simply because once the drink has gone I no longer have to lug around the beakers. I know it's not as eco-friendly as reusable but these are recyclable so my conscience is a little clearer. Also it's not as frugal as plastic but when you consider the price which is £2.00 for 100 or 55p for 25 and the practicality it doesn't seem so bad.
They are incredibly light and I do try and avoid taking them if it`s going to be particularly windy also they don't sit very well on uneven surfaces, but saying that my plastic beakers do have the same issue.
They would be ideal for parties and barbeques because they are completely disposable making clear up easy. Also people often lose their drinks at parties and that seems to result in a huge amount of cups being abandoned. The other good thing is the fact that they are white in colour, making them suitable for any party colour scheme.
They are about 11-12 cm tall and 10cm in diameter(estimates without measurements), which is a little small for an adult drink but the perfect amount for a child, but if you don't mind refilling this need not be a problem.
The cups themselves are made of thin plastic that can be easily squashed by little hands but after a little coaching my youngest soon learned to be a little less heavy handed. Also they are more practical than glass because there is less chance of breakages. I have found that if they crack, which if I`m being fair doesn't happen too often, they can be quite sharp.
Another great use my kids have found for these is for arts and crafts, they have made some absolutely fantastic puppets using these. They used one for the head, one for the body etc. They thoroughly enjoyed decorating and playing with these and I would buy these for this reason alone. So these have given my family entertainment as well as being very practical and serviceable.
These are from the Tesco everyday value range and are very acceptable considering the price and I will continue to purchase these.
Overall I consider these to be of fantastic value and quality because the problems I have found with these are universal to all plastic cups that I have purchased regardless of price.
I am now buying and stocking up with plastic cups for the BBQ season which is not too far away and I buy these cups on a regular basis throughout the year as I entertain a lot and they are handy for the little ones and are a good price. I have lots of BBQs as I am lucky enough to have quite a large garden and also it is south facing too, so lots of sunshine in my garden to entertain in the summer months. I buy lots of shops own brands of cups as I find them very good value for money and I buy them on a regular basis from all shops.
These cups are usually only priced at around 55p for a pack of 25. They are white in colour and they are stacked inside each other, they are wrapped in a transparent plastic wrapper to keep them in place. The wrapper is very basic looking and just has label on the front which comes in the usual colours of the Tesco Value range of blue and red.
Each cup is a nice sturdy plastic, they measure approximately 4 inches in length and the width of the cup is approximately 3 inches and so quite a good size for a cup. They are also very basic looking and no frills pattern. They have kind of a groove effect in lines going down the cup horizontally, but I am not too bothered how they look so long as they are good cups of which these ones are perfectly fine for my parties. The top of the cups have a ridge so it is comfortable to drink from the cup. It feels nice on the lips and is not sharp or rough, it is a nice smooth plastic. It means the drink can then be placed into the mouth without spilling it down you body onto your clothing etc and making a mess. They also stand very well on a surface if you do not finish the drink in one go. The base of the cup is quite strong and it does not tend to tip over as it is quite a good sturdy base with these ones. It can be annoying when a cup falls over with the liquid inside but these I have found stay in place very well indeed, so no messy tables or surfaces if you have to place it down somewhere in a hurry as we all have to do at times.
They do not bend when they are filled with the drink, they do not squash and feel all flimsy as you would probably expect from a cheaper brand. They are very light in weight and they stay in shape too as there is nothing worse than pouring a drink into a cup and then it bending and the drink falling out of it. They hold the drink very well indeed with no problems at all. These cups are very easy to hold for an adult, they are super for the little ones to hold because they are just the right size for their tiny hands. They can easily grip them as the ridges give them just that little extra firmer hold for their tiny hands. My grandson is 2 years old now and he can hold one perfectly fine without dropping it. I usually only fill it with a little juice because I know he won't drink it all in one go. I just refill it if he wants another drink or just use another one because they do not cost the earth and so using more than one is not a problem.
These are amazingly ideal for children's parties because it means that they are perfectly safe and the children cannot hurt or cut themselves if the drop them while walking around at the party. Also because they can be stacked it means they can easily be placed onto a table for them to take one and use. They are very easy to remove and they do not need to be tugged to pull them out of the stack as I have found some other brands that I have found I have to pull a little harder to use one. It can be very irritating at parties when the little ones are desperate for a drink and they cannot wait and you are trying to part the cups. With these cups I have no problems whatsoever being in a rush and needing one immediately for the impatient little ones lol.
They are also ideal for picnics, they are so light to place into a picnic basket or bag and take very little room. They are so cheap to buy for these occasions and so affordable for any budget in my opinion. They are brilliant for any party or just to give to the little ones in the home if you find that they drop cups or they want to take a drink outdoors in the summer time if their friends come over to play in the garden. They are very safe for these occasions and my grandson used some of these last year in my garden and he could then walk around with it in his hands and he was safe and it gave me peace of mind.
I have also taken these cups when I have been to the races in the summer time as I find they are handy when I need a drink and I am in the picnic area. I do not find them embarrassing to hold because I have seen lots of adults using them too at the races but my hubby told me when I first took them with us that other people would think I was being silly because I had not taken a posher cup, I just told him he was being a snob and I still took some in the basket lol. Lots of people drink from these kind of cups because it is much safer as children run around playing at the races with their parents or grandparents or other relatives so I think taking them there too is a good idea and I did not feel silly at all as I am no snob lol. Perfectly ideal I think in my opinion.
For the cheap price and the amount in the pack I just think these are amazingly good value for money and they are excellent quality too in my opinion. I highly recommend them for anyone to buy for any occasion where you need to use a plastic cup. I think they are also ideal for using for crafts with the little ones because sometimes cups are needed for making things and being adventurous and I think these are just super if you want to create something with your child on a rainy day etc or just for when you are having a day when you are a little bored etc and want to have fun. Although I have not used these for craft days I do think they can easily be cut if you are making a face with the cup etc and want to make eyes for a face etc. My hubby has used these to play magic games with my little grandson and placed coins under them and moved them around the table to have fun, they do not scratch as a pot cup can or a strong plastic cup, these are so light and the pressure given while moving them cannot scratch surfaces so they are ideal for fun games too.
My grandson has picked them up and thrown them when he has been annoyed because he cannot see the coins under the one he chose lol and so it means they are safe and do not break when being thrown around the home. They are good for him to role play with his toy soldiers or teddy's when he wants to give them a drink etc. He has also started to use them in his playhouse in my garden to role play with his toys and so they are ideal for him to use without having to use my pot ones and so safer using these ones.
So a lot of uses for these cups and I will continue to buy these in the future as I find they are all that I expect from a plastic cup and very happy with the way they hold the drink for the purpose they are to be used. I will keep on buying these cups in the future.
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I give them 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
These cups are tesco value plastic cups and so can only be found in Tesco.
Inside the pack is 25 plastic cups which cost 55p, which I thought was pretty cheap as i'm sure they mainly ranged from £1.
I bought them as I thought they would be useful for a gathering at home and saves on the washing up.
As they are packaged you cannot really tell what the plastic cup is like quality wise but I thought pretty much all plastic cups would be the same - much like the plastic plates/knives/forks etc.
But on using these tesco value cups I thought they were a lot thinner and flimsy compared to previous plastic cups I have bought. I found you cannot put too much liquid right up to the top of the cup as it is more likely to bend in the middle when holding the cup. Also because it is so light having drinks in it filled to the top I also thought it was going to topple over. I ended up half-filling the cups and just refilling them when finished just to be on the safeside of not having drinks spilling everywhere.
The plastic cup has a little edge around the top which I think makes it a little easier to drink from, and there are faint lines around the cup.
The cups are fine for cold drinks but I would not use them for hot drinks as the heat makes it a lot harder to hold and especially due to the flimsyness of the cup I would just use a mug as you would not want a hot drink to fall on you!
I thought these were pretty average cups, although they were cheap.. they were also poorer on the quality side. In terms of buying plastic cups I wouldn't really recommend them as for a similar price im sure you could find some better quality ones elsewhere.
However if you are using them for crafts with children then they are fine and cheap enough. I used them to put paint into the cups so children can paint with them and I had no problems.
If they weren't so light and flimsy then they would have been fine especially because of the price, but I think the quality of it lets it down.
They are easily disposable and can go straight into the bin after using them which is a bonus as it saves on the washing up :)
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading :)
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Alongside the rest of the range of disposable tableware from Tesco, I have also used their basic range of Tesco Value Plastic cups. Whilst these are not the most stylish utensils from which to drink your drinks, they are, however, really versatile and useful, especially for kiddie's parties, barbeques etc, or any occasion really where you're worried that your best cups or glasses might get smashed or damaged.
These cups come in a pack of 25 and they cost only 55p. This works out excellent value for money, especially as they can often be reused as the plastic can withstand a few uses if you are careful with them. The last time I used these Value Plastic Cups from Tesco was when we had a family gathering during the new Year. The adult guests used my glass wear and we gave the plastic cups to the children for their soft drinks.
Looks wise, they are nothing at all special and really very plain looking indeed. They are made of medium thick plastic and if you grab hold of them with too much force, they will bend in the middle, so we had to be pretty careful, especially with the really young children. They have no pattern or design and they have a thin lip right around the top rim, which I personally think makes it easier to drink from them.
They are better for cold drinks rather than hot ons, simply because the plastic is thin enough to make the hot liquid penetrate right through. Even when several cups are places inside one another, you still cannot use these for hot liquids as the heat continues to penetrate.
The plastic is fairly strong though a few cups will always crack and splinter, that's inevitable. Wit the ones we had left over, my daughter used these to store her Haribo Christmas sweets and she uses them as makeshift bowls as she likes to pour her popcorn and crisps inside them.
They are very versatile. They are cheap and the quality is decent enough for the price. I give them four out of five stars.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Plastic disposable cups from Tesco Value.
WHAT DO YOU USE THEM FOR?
They can be used for childrens parties or any time that you would rather use plastic glasses instead of breakable ones. You could buy them to drink from regularly in the home or to take on picnics with you.
WHAT I THINK
These cups are not very good and are too fragile for children to use with comfort. They split very easily and two in my pack were already split when I opened them to give the cups out. They feel very flimsy when they are full of liquid and squash when you are picking them up, that is not very good when you are giving them to children because it is automatic that they grip cups tight but if you do that with these the cups will sometimes break or the lip goes a funny shape to make drinking harder.
They only last for one drink and it is not worth washing them up and using them again because they seem like they are even weaker after they have been used one time. I like that the cups all stack inside each other because that makes storing them easier in the cupboard. The bottoms are a bit slippy so you have to be careful not to knock one when it's on the table with liquid in it or it will slide away and might tip over.
We only used about 5 cups for drinks and the rest of them I filled with sweets over Christmas so that I could give them out to my nieces and nephews and the children of my friends. They were good for this and held enough sweets to keep the children happy while the adults talked and relaxed. I think they would be very good for crafts as well and because they are only cheap that means children can use as many as they want without their craft sessions getting expensive.
These plastic cups cost 55p for 25 cups and they can only be bought in Tesco.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
If you have read my previous review you will know that I purchased from the same range the paper plates from Tesco, I picked these up at the same as the plates. My principle reason being not too fond of washing up and for a festive get together I was planning.
In the packet was 25 plastic cups and the cost was 55p which equates to about 2p each..
A wise buy indeed I thought as it would save me spending too much time at the sink.
Looks wise they are plain, there is not getting away from that fact, no holly twigs, berries or santa's on this basic range. However I was not bothered about that as it was better to have some in and if I had any left-over I can use at any other time of the year - they would not be branded with a Christmas Cheer message on rendering them unusable at the summer bbq!
Unfortunately although these are nice and light for holding, they are also somewhat flimsy and thin, the plastic feels a bit cheap which is too be expected I suppose given the price.
==Using / Testing them Out==
I found these were only really only good for cool drinks. The thin plastic meant it was near on impossible to hold them with anything hot in them, I did try, however it was just not going to be comfortable for my guests when it came to coffee time after I had tested it out. So for this part of the soiree I had to bring out the best china!
However on general use for both squash and fizzy drinks they were perfect. They were nice and light to hold and not to cumbersome for small hands for the little ones.
I had a few left over and they now house crayons, although being so light they do tend to get knocked over a lot. So the crayons may not last much longer in them. But as these cups are for drinking out of I can't really mark them down on the lack of sturdiness in storing coloured crayons!
==My Conclusion ==
A good buy for cheapness, not the best quality but certainly were up to the task without breaking easily or getting squished too easily.
Overall I give this 4 stars for price and quality.
Product: Value Plastic Cups
In my previous post I mentioned that we had a family get together over the festive period. As there were quite a lot of people that were attending I didn't want to spend hours afterwards washing up or loading the dishwasher so I decided it would be easier to buy some throwaway plates and cups instead.
Whilst browsing in my local Tesco store I came across the Tesco Value Plastic cups. What attracted me to the cups first were the price, they were priced at just 55p for a pack of 25. Cheap as chips.
The cups came packaged in a plastic cellophane wrapping with a thin piece of card attached which showed the distinctive Tesco Value red and blue logo and also the product description and information of the product.
As I had already popped the Tesco Value paper plates into my shopping trolley I decided to give these a go too, for 55p it was no great loss if the cups turned out to be useless, it wouldn't break the bank.
For 55p I didn't expect these to be great quality cups but for that price you are kind of setting yourself up for that fall.
The cups were of a white washed look, very cheap looking and only holded approximately 150ml of liquid.
The cups were bendy, flimsy and extremely unsteady. You couldn't fill the liquid in the cups too much as in fear of them spilling, the cups really were that light. Hot drinks were a total no-no and any other drinks which were prone to stainage were banned too. In the end we just used normal cups and glasses, far less dangerous that way and a lot more safer and a better peace of mind.
I definitely would not give these to children, they're way too flimsy and are prone to spillages especially with little ones.
1/5 Dooyoo Stars for me.
Tesco value Plastic cups
Over the festive period I help out at a village coffee get together get together and on these occasions we use plastic cups for the children as the meeting takes place in our village church and the floor is stone so anything dropped breaks. We also used these for my granddaughter's birthday party in November when she had a bout twenty friends in the local pre-school to her party.
I do find these plastic cups/glasses are a bit limited in their use as they are quite thin and very bendy.
The birthday party was fine as the children were all seated when they were eating and drinking. We served the cordial into their cups and only half filled them at each serving. This meant that they were not too heavy for their small hands and they managed to grip the cups without having to squeeze them too hard. If they were full they became heavy and as the child held it they squeezed the cup and the liquid came out of the top or they just tipped it over because it became unbalanced.
They are quite light so even with drink in them it was very easy to knock them over as the child leant across to get food. We avoided too much leaning by serving the children the food as they needed it.. The table cloth, which was plastic however did get pulled and moved so we did have a couple of spills. Luckily as the cups were only half full there was not a lot to clear up.
One use that these cups have which does not matter that they are so pathetically thin is for craft sessions. As an ex teacher I have any number of craft creations that can be made from paper plates and plastic cups. The cups can be used as phones with two and a piece of string or use several with string to make puppets. They also make angels using the half paper plate as wings and a head of cotton wool wrapped in thin fabric or tissue. They can also be made into Christmas bells with some spray paint and glitter etc. We used a few with the grandchildren pre Christmas to make bells and angels which were quite popular.
The cups are the size of a small glass and are VERY thin so not ideal for adults really as they hold very little. They are useless for mulled wine or anything hot as they have no insulation and would probably melt anyway. They are just about okay for small quantities of cold drink and then only if you are sitting down as the cup is so thin it bends as you are holding in.
So these are fine for a small amounts of drink but absolutely useless for anything hot or if you fill the cup up to capacity. I think unless children are sitting at a table I would avoid using these for drinks with children as they will not be able to hold the cup without squeezing them and so squashing the liquid out of the top and drink will be spilled.
They are great for craft activities.
They are cheap
They save washing up
Fine for small quantities of cold drinks
They cannot cause injury through broken glass
They are useless for hot drinks
They are too thin for filling with any liquid really
They bend far too easily
Not very eco friendly as plastic is not biodegradable
Yes they are brilliant for craft activities and great value for that use. No if you are planning on using them for drinks as they are not strong enough to hold liquid without bending. If I were going to have a children's party I would buy IKEA's plastic cups which are re usable, stronger and far better for the environment and also do not break or cost that much.
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There are certain things which I'm just not willing to pay lots of money for. Things that are designed to be thrown out after being used once are one such thing. I have bought the Tesco value plastic cups loads of times and find them to be fine for what I expect of them for the money I pay.
They only cost 55p for a pack of 25 cups so they are really cheap but they do the job and I really don't see the point in spending more on disposable cups when these ones work fine and are just going to be binned at the end of the day.
For 55p you can't really expect a lot and as long as you realise that you aren't going to get really thick cups then you won't be disappointed. The plastic that these are made of is really thin and you can tell they are not the best quality as the cups are a little flimsy but for kid's parties or picnics these are fine.
They are good for children as they are quite small so you can't overfill them and make them too heavy. I tend to only fill them 3 quarters of the way up anyway because when you hold them the plastic can bend which caused the liquid in them to spill so if you don't fill them to the top there is less chance of liquid getting spilt on carpets.
When you are finished with them I suppose you could wash and dry them to use again but usually by the time they have been used they have bend and sometimes split so I find it is just easier to recycle them and buy some more if I need them.
These plastic cups are not great quality but they do the job and that's all you can really expect for 55p for 25 of them. You can spend more to get slightly better ones but at the end of the day you are buying plastic cups so cannot expect them to be brilliant quality. As long as you don't have really high expectations then these will do fine and because they are so cheap I can be more forgiving than I would be if they cost more money.