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Anything But a Cup

This party theme is simple. But don't let simplicity fool you into thinking that it doesn't allow for a maximum of creativity. Imagine any vessel that holds liquid and it can be your cup for the party.

Written by DP | Updated

A man chugging beer out of a jug for the Anything But a Cup party
Anything But a Cup, so yeah, a jug works

Seriously, how fun is it trying to come up with ideas for what to drink out of at an Anything But a Cup party?

Literally, anything goes. That's why we put gravy boat on the list, because it might just be the best of the best when it comes to cup replacements.


There is no specific attire nor set of clothes to wear when attending an Anything But a Cup party.


There are no specific decorations to set up when hosting an Anything But a Cup party.

Drinking Games to Play

Based on the name of the game, it's hard to play certain drinking games because of their heavy use of cups. For instance, games such as King's Cup and Beer Pong exclusively use cups. You're going to need to get creative to play them at an Anything But a Cup party.

For King's Cup, you could use a mixing bowl as the center punishment cup, for example. For Beer Pong, you could get a half dozen salad bowls or ramekins or something.

Food & Drink

There is no specific food to serve at an Anything But a Cup party. That said, serving clear drinks that don't stain is probably wise, given how often things spill at an Anything But Cups party.

Ideas for What to Drink Out of Instead of a Cup

  • Baby Bottle
  • Bedpan
  • Beer Stein
  • BentoBox
  • Beverage Dispenser (w/ Spigot)
  • Blender Jar
  • Brita Pitcher
  • Camelbak
  • Coffee Carafe
  • Corkable Wine Bottle
  • Drinking Horn
  • Empty Milk Jug
  • Flask
  • Fruit (ex. carved out watermelon)
  • Gravy Boat
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • IV Bag
  • Ladle
  • Mason Jar
  • Rubbermaid Tote
  • Salt & Pepper Shakers
  • Scuba Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Spray Bottle
  • Squirt Gun
  • Tea Kettle
  • Thermos
  • Trash Can (preferably small)
  • Tupperware
  • Turkey Baster
  • Vase
  • Votive Candle Holder
  • Whalebone/Yardstick
  • Wine Carafe
  • Your Own Two Hands


There is no specific music to play at an Anything But a Cup party.


There is only one rule at an Anything But a Cup party, and that is that no one is allowed to drink from a cup. It's that simple.

@becca.jeanne Anything but a cup party #fyp #foryoupage #anythingbutacup #foryou ♬ original sound - Nya Febres