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I have been impressed with the Garden Bunny tableware range from www.partybox.co.uk so naturally I bought these cups to go with the plates, napkins and tablecloth I was planning to use for my Easter party.
These cups are lovely, although I hadn't read the description properly in my rush to place the order and didn't realise these are actually paper cups rather than the plastic I really wanted. Each cup holds 9oz of liquid according to the website (I haven't checked!) which seems about right to me for the smaller children who were coming to the party, as a brief comparison an average size baby bottle holds 9oz so now at least the Mums on site will know roughly how big these cups are!
I love the design of the cups as they are absolutely filled with bright and cheerful colours like the rest of the Garden Bunny range, which I originally chose because of the life like representation of the rabbit rather than the cartoon versions I found in the shops. The large rabbit is repeated twice at halfway points on the surface of the cup and he is surrounded by blue sky, flowers and Easter Eggs. They do look extremely attractive, much more so than the awfully dull Easter cups I was looking at in Tesco which were far too twee and childish for the kind of party I was planning.
Unfortunately the do not perform terribly well at all. Before the party started I poured my two older granddaughters' a glass of pop in one of the cups only to find that as soon as they picked them up the rather thin paper cup started bending precariously and looked as though it was going to collapse in on itself, I didn't over fill them and left roughly a half inch gap at the top of the cup so they should have coped with liquids far better than this. I knew that if reasonably careful twelve and ten year olds couldn't cope with the gentle handling these cups require then the younger children would have no chance, so in the end our Easter drinks were served in more durable Christmas plastic cups (who says you can't have mistletoe in April?) while I used these Garden Bunny ones to pile sweeties in for the children.
I was a little annoyed if I'm honest as I was expecting much better quality, and in hindsight the rest of the Garden Bunny range is so excellent that I cannot understand why they have spoilt things with these useless cups. They weren't cheap either, you buy the cups singly and each one cost me 25p which I wouldn't ordinarily complain about but for me they were completely unfit for purpose and although they didn't spoil my party at all I do think they are overpriced and not very good at all.
As sweetie holders they're great incidentally, although to be honest I could have bought a pack of 20 loot bags from Poundland which would have done the job just as well for much less than I paid for the cups!