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Dual Shot-Chaser Glass Eliminates Dreaded Lag In Between

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Every time someone suggests a round of shots, I involuntary throw up in my mouth a little. Truth. Unless we’re talking whiskey, I’m the one scanning the room for any form of a chaser, whether it be beer or a half-empty Red Bull. However, even with a chaser in hand and a shot in the other, that dreaded lag time in between still exists.

Luckily, this dual shot glass seeks to eliminate that problem by combining your liquor on top and your chaser of choice at the bottom. Note, in order to keep the liquids separate you’ll need to pour the heavier liquid first (usually the chaser) and may need the help of a bar spoon when pouring the shot over. The plastic container is able to hold 2.5 oz of chaser while a 1.5 oz shot sits above it. Vodka and OJ, Hennessy and Sunkist (trust me) — the possibilities are endless.

Plus, it cuts down on the inevitable clean up the next day. Wins all around.

Dual Shot Glasses, Set of 4, $10 @Amazon

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Swanky Teapot Instantly Upgrades Any Tea Party

 

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Hey tea drinker. We know what it’s like to constantly be upstaged by cool coffee products. But finally, tea is getting the respect it deserves, with this incredibly cool teapot designed by Snezana Jeremic.

The “Quattro” teapot is elevated by its aluminum base, and tips slightly to pour, no heavy lifting required. The base can be used as a handle, making this the perfect item to carry to and show off at your next frou frou tea party.

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The mix of futuristic design and functionality elevates the tea experience to something only the eighties could have dreamed of and only the present could achieve. So take a step back and calm yourself, coffee fiends. There’s a new way to brew in town, and the Keurig may have finally met its match.

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H/T + PicThx Yanko Design

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Wearable Drinking Glasses Are the Boozier, Adult Version of Ring Pops

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I miss Ring Pops. Do you miss Ring Pops?   They were the perfect size, a perfect snack, and never ever got on your clothes or required nuisances like a spoon. Having tried to navigate many a party with a cup in hand and a friend, snack, or stolen inflatable shark in the other, having a hands-free cup has been something I’ve only dreamed of.

Well apparently, I wasn’t the only one. Designer Merve Kahraman has developed a selection of wearable mini drinking glasses, named the “Seduction Series.” 

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According to Kahraman, “these unique items of glassware and serving accessories are intended to sensitize people to the expectation of complex olfactory experiences by using specific gestures.”  Oh. . . I’m supposed to smell my alcohol seductively first? Sure, let’s see how that works out. Glug Glug Glug.

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No matter how you use them, these fancy ring drinks are pretty darn gorgeous, and I would feel quite classy walking into a party, sauntering up to the bar, and asking for a taste of fine liqueur poured directly into my handy dandy (get it?!?!) glass.  It just might beat a Ring Pop.

H/T Design Taxi + PicThx Merve Kahraman

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These XXL Red Solo Cups Would Make for the Most Epic Game of Beer Pong

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Solo cups have this fantastic way of conveying “this drink in my hand is indeed alcoholic.” Drinking out of one is like a dead giveaway you’re in the market to get crunk, so hell — why not go all the way?! The Gigantic Red Party Cup, aka an XXL Solo, is here to make that a reality.

This mega ceramic cup holds 72 oz. of drank, or 4 1/2 times the amount of a 16 oz. Solo. No jokes. So as long as you use this mother of all drink holders responsibly, it has awesome written all over it. We suggest you purchase a set of 12, and have yourself the most epic beer pong game ever.

Gigantic Red Party Cup, $20 @Fred Flare

H/T + PicThx Incredible Things 

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Sweets

We’re Pretty Mad We Weren’t Invited to This Awesome Harry Potter Party

Muggle parties are so last year.

The Potterheads over at Sugar Bean Bakers must have worked like house-elves to put together such a magical event. Obviously they knew any Harry Potter party worth its weight in Bertie Botts Beans would be incomplete without some Butterbeer and Chocolate Frogs.

With a feast fit for the Great Hall, this Potter party had it all. Polyjuice Potion for the mischievous bunch, Dementor Relief bars in case you got caught in a kiss, and even a Potions station to create your own brew! We can’t imagine the planning and cleverness that went into this extreme party planning — from the food to Harry Potter-themed games (complete with House Points!) to the overall aesthetics.

So, shut up and take my galleons!

Also, where was our invite yo?

Head over here for more on all the goodies at this gathering.

H/T + PicThx Sugar Bean Bakers

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Try Not to Be Murderously Jealous: Dinner Inside Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

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To full comprehend the gravitas of the situation — being able to actually dine (and take flash photography!) inside the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland — you must first understand the hyper-exclusivity of the famed Club 33. If you’ve never heard of it, it is, in short, Walt Disney’s personal restaurant/alcohol trove located (subtly) right next to the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square. With a 14-year+ wait list time for membership, and apparently outrageous annual dues.

So. Yeah. You’ll probably get into the Club right before you get a personal invitation to sleep on the foot of the President’s bed.

The point is there was this thing, a Club 33 event held in the Haunted Mansion, to honor its late designer, Marc Davis. And apparently, it was amazing.

Heather, from Disney Food Blog, describes the whole thing in detail, from the 34-person table set in the haunted hallway you walk down right after getting off the stretching elevator room (“Of course…there’s always my way! *cue scream/faux corpse*”), to the five-course meal, complete with wine pairings, and words like amuse bouche. The meals were themed on the portraits in the stretching elevator, and had names like the “Quick Sand-Wich” (a deconstructed BLT) and the “Tightrope” (a really fancy salad).

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The meal, hosted by a whole bunch of famous Disney folks, was then interrupted by a star-studded ride through the mansion, which ended with–wait for it–dessert: glowing crystal balls made of blown sugar, full of cotton candy and chocolate cake. I just…I can’t even right now.

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Seriously. Disney, plus adorable famous people, plus food? What else is there in life? Breathing? Who breathes?

See the full story, menu, and more pictures at the blog page. Try not to feel too murderously jealous.

H/T Disney Food Blog + Photo Courtesy of Heather Sievers

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Humor

The Secret to Grabbing a Good Seat at Any Social Gathering [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Or: How Not to Get Stuck Next To Someone That Sucks

It happens to the best of us. No matter how friendly we try to be or how much good karma we attempt to accumulate, sooner or later we’ll wind up at a party with an unbearably awkward seating arrangement – sitting next to some girl who’s convinced we’re hitting on her, or next to some guy we kinda wish was hitting on us.

In these situations, it’s always comforting to know we have our trusty smart phones for backup, but what if you could avoid the awkward chitchat altogether? No, I don’t mean by getting shwasted right before the party (but I like the way your mind works). I mean, by knowing the perfect place to sit for optimal good vibes and maximum party enjoyment, each and every time?

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Luckily, designer Alex Cornell has got the whole musical chairs thing down to a science. According to his infographic “Choosing the Right Seat,” 4 person circle tables are ideal and you’re safe sitting anywhere. 6 person rectangles are a little trickier, especially if you’re in a loud location, where a nice, communal conversation can easily become fragmented. Above all, avoid the 2 table configuration. You can’t really help it if your party has a lot of people, but whatever conversation’s happening at the other table will always sound a million times more interesting than what’s happening at yours. If you do find yourself in a 2 table configuration, just know, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Ah well, human interaction is overrated anyway.

H/T + Picthx Laughing Squid

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Here’s How to Throw a Zombie Food Party

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Zombies are everywhere these days. From movies, TV and novels, they just won’t die. But hey, I’m not complaining. In honor of AMC’s post-apocalyptic zombie show  “Walking Dead” premiering its mid-season episode tonight, here are some tips on how the living can eat the dead. No brains involved (kinda):