SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story
/

Fun ways to use Mason jars at your next party

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Put those Mason jars to use while entertaining

Mason jars aren't just for canning anymore. Break out your stash of old jars and use them to add some style the next time you entertain.

Lighted walkway

Lighted walkway

Photo credit: The Inspired Room

Line your walkway with lighted Mason jars to make a stellar first impression with a truly grand entrance for your guests.

Centerpieces

Use a Mason jar to add some flair to your table setting. These versatile vessels can be used several different ways to perk up a place setting, so get creative.

Centerpieces

Photo credit: Your Homebased Mom

Use a single Mason jar filled with flowers to create a simple vase centerpiece or cluster together several of varying sizes for a fuller look. Head over to Your Homebased Mom to learn how to give your jars this metallic look.

Centerpieces 3

Photo credit: Cherished Bliss

Or fill Mason jars with other items that match your party theme for a simple, standalone centerpiece.

Drinkware

Skip the red Solo cups and use something a little more fun to serve drinks.

Drinkware

Photo credit: A bit of sunshine

Mason jars with lids and straws are great spill-proof cups for both children and adults. A bit of sunshine gives a great tutorial on creating the lids.

Drinkware 3

Photo credit: Hayseed Homemakin'

If you're feeling fancy, use some hot glue and candle holders to create these "redneck wine glasses." We're pretty sure you'll get at least a few laughs if you line these up next to the wine.

Silverware

Silverware

Photo credit: Clean & Scentsible

How many times have you set up a buffet line at a party and realized you had nothing to put the forks in? Grab a few Mason jars and use them to hold your silverware and straws.

Condiments

Condiments

Photo credit: Talk of the House

You can't serve burgers without a big selection of toppings, but all those store-bought bottles and jars take away from your beautiful spread. Transfer the condiments into Mason jars and add spoons for easy serving to keep your serving area in line.

Side dishes

Side dishes

Photo credit: The Chic Site

It's not easy to keep side dishes cold when you're entertaining outside. Fill Mason jars with individual servings of cold sides and keep them in a bowl of ice or a cooler until guests are ready to eat.

Cupcake stand

Cupcake stand

Photo credit: Just Us Four

Not everyone has a cupcake tower on hand in their pantry. That doesn't mean you can't still create a spectacular display of cupcakes. Put one of these Mason jar cupcake stands together in the perfect colors to fit your party.

Dessert

Dessert

Photo credit: The Italian Dish

End your perfect dinner with a dessert served beautifully in Mason jars. If your guests are too full for dessert, just put a lid on it and send it home with them.

More from Cooking & Entertaining

Stuffed-silly savory waffle sandwiches
The ultimate breakfast burger
The crupcake: When cupcake meets croissant

Comments
New in Food & Recipes
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!