DIY Sugar Party Straws

DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

When I made Strawberry Mint Margaritas for my sister Sarah’s birthday party (see post here) my niece Mackenzie really wanted a kid version. We ended up making her one and then started plotting about what we could make together for me to blog about. We decided on a Blackberry Lemon Slush (which I’ll blog about next), but we needed a fun garnish. Inspired by Mackie’s love of all things sugar (especially rock candy), we decided to not only rim our glasses with sugar, but to make Sugar Party Straws. The project is so easy and really adds a special touch that all kids are bound to get a kick out of—adults too.

DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

Can you tell my partner-in-crime was pretty excited about the results?

With it being July 4th weekend, we went with a variety of red, white and blue party straws, but really this project can be for any party. Just buy straws that match your party theme.

DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

Materials

  • Paper party straws
  • Agave syrup or honey
  • White sugar sprinkles (or try colors or even shapes)
  • Cotton fabric strips or ribbon (optional)

Directions

DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

  1. Make sure you wash your hands. We used our fingers to rub on the agave syrup, but you could also use a brush. Take a straw and rub on agave syrup (or honey) to one end of your straw. We did about 1 to 1.5 inches of the top of our straw.
    DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs
  2. Dip straw in sprinkles and then place in jar or cup to dry.
    DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all your straws.
  4. Once you have your sugar straws, tie on ribbon or fabric strip for a flag. We used a variety of ripped cotton strips about 1/4″ wide. To tie on, fold your fabric or ribbon in half and then wrap the loose ends around the straw and through the folded loop. Pull ends until tight. This type of knot (sorry I don’t know what it’s called) will allow your fabric or ribbon to ‘fly’ like a flag.
DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

She’s so proud! Perhaps we have a little blogger in the making?!

DIY Sugar Party Straws via Tonality Designs

To rim glasses, rub each glass with a slice of lemon. Pour sprinkles on a saucer and then dip each glass in the sprinkles. Easy peasy!

Up next, the Blackberry Lemon Slush we filled each glass with! Or try one of our other drink recipes like Strawberry Mint Margaritas.

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