“ Brand: Wilko / Misc House Type: Party Supplies „
My daughter knew I was making a punch for the adults to enjoy at my granddaughters' Halloween party so when she dropped off her contribution to the buffet (and the children!) she also gave me six of these excellent goblets from Wilkinsons. They are made of a very tough plastic and are extremely chunky with a definite gothic feel to them. The lip of the goblet is made of thinner plastic though so it is easy to drink out of without dribbling your drink all down you, as can happen with any cups which have thicker lips. As you can see above, the design of the goblet is reminiscent of an old castle or church with four rather scary looking skulls peering out from under the eaves. They are perfect for adults and older children, although the younger ones didn't like them at all. I thought these goblets were easy to hold because the fluting at the bottom is chunky to match the rest of the goblet and this meant I could get a firm grip on the goblet, which I can't when using proper glass goblets or champagne flutes as the arthritis in my hands weakens my fingers and I don't feel comfortable holding such thin slivers of glass. They are also very stable when put down on the table as the base is wide and thick, none of the goblets wobbled and sat still even while I was pouring the punch into them. The goblets stand around 7ins high so they looked suitably imposing on the buffet table, the one complaint I have about them is the goblets don't hold much liquid as most of the goblet consists of the thick moulded plastic design. I would have gotten more punch in a standard paper cup, but the effect of drinking out of such wonderful goblets would then have been lost. My daughter tells me that each goblet cost £1.50, which seems expensive but these can be stored for next year and the fact that they are reuseable makes them more cost effective than buying paper or plastic cups. I love them so much that I am going to keep a couple out for soft drinks throughout the year, and because they are so easy to swill and keep clean I think these were definitely the best buy of Halloween 2008.