*Silver Mint Julep Cups are the perfect thing to sip your mint julep from on Derby Day. But, these cups can do so much more than just be the pretty vessel for a fancy cocktail. Here are 5 ways to use your silver mint julep cups!
Derby Day! Such a fun day to bust out your newest spring dress, an excuse to wear a big floppy hat, and best of all - sip your mint julep while waiting for the 2-minute race that will eventually happen.
And, what better way to drink that old-school drink than with a gorgeous Silver Mint Julep Cup? It's almost not right to drink a mint julep any other way.
But, after the derby party and the race is over, most julep cups go back to their home on a shelf or bar cart not to be used again until the following year.
Well, fear not! :) Here are 5 other ways to use your mint julep cups all year long.
1. USE YOUR MINT JULEP CUP AS A VASE
Why waste these little beauties and only use them once a year? There are so many other creative, unique and thoughtful ways to use them. There too pretty to be left alone with nothing to do!
Using them to decorate is a favorite of mine. They can blend in with anyone's decor.
My first and probably favorite way to use them is as a vase for flowers. So pretty yet so simple. Cut the stems and pop those pretty pups into your cup.
Some of my favorite mint julep cups to use as vases are 16oz Carolina Mint Julep Cup, 12oz Louisiana Mint Julep Cup and 12oz Mississippi Mint Julep Cup. They are a bit taller and can withhold the weight of the flowers.
2. USE THEM TO ORGANIZE YOUR MAKEUP
Give your makeup an upgrade and use one as a holder for your brushes, mascara, and eyeliners.
I actually just did this in our bathroom and I love it. Take it a step further and put the cups on one of our many vanity trays. Your makeup has never looked so good and so organized!
Some perfect options to use are 12oz Chesapeake Bay Mint Julep Cup, 12oz Kentucky Mint Julep Cup and 12oz Tennessee Mint Julep Cup. Their the perfect height to use.
3. USE YOUR JULEP CUP AS A PEN HOLDER IN YOUR OFFICE
Who says your office has to be boring? Ditch your old boring pen/pen holder and use your julep cup to hold all your pens and scissors. A simple little switch out to brighten up your desk and keep you organized all at the same time!
Good options to use for holding and organizing your pens are 12oz Images of America Mint Julep Cup, 9oz Mississippi Mint Julep Cup and 8oz Texas Mint Julep Cup.
4. USE AS APPETIZER DISHES OR A UTENSIL HOLDER AT YOUR NEXT GET TOGETHER
Girl's night just got a little cuter. Spruce up your appetizer spread and service appetizers in the cups. Put finger foods like celery, carrots, and chips in a few and the dips in others. Super cute and super easy!
Or, put any type of utensil or cutlery in one of your cups. Such a simple little touch can make a big difference.
Smaller options are better for these. I love 8oz Virginia Mint Julep Cup, 5oz Kentucky Mint Julep Cup and 5oz Images of America Mint Julep Cup.
5. USE FOR SERVING DESSERTS
Your sweet treats just got a little sweeter. So our last and final idea on other ways to use your mint julep cups is to serve up your ice cream, or any other dessert, in one.
I love 8oz Maryland Mint Julep Cup, 5oz Carolina Mint Julep Cup and 5oz Classic Youth Mint Julep Cup.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS FOR DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE YOUR SILVER MINT JULEP CUPS?
Did we leave any ideas out? Can you think of any other uses for mint julep cups? Leave a comment below and let us know!