13 October 2010

Muffin tin as drink serving tray

Muffin-tin Parenthacker extraordinaire Tracy came up with this drink-serving hack:

I recently had an outdoor party for my child and her friends.  I used a muffin/ cupcake tin to put all the cups of water in, so that they wouldn't spill when I carried them outside.  It was nice because everyone got their water at once, rather than me bringing outside only what my hands could carry.

Or having to deal with a pitcher and piles of cups! Very civilized! Great birthday party spill-saver.

Past hacks have also put muffin tins to use as sorting toys and paint palettes.

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Very clever! My sister used cupcake liners in a muffin tin to pre-portion ice cream to go with cake at her kids' birthday parties. Just portion out a scoop in each, and throw it into the freezer until time to serve. It makes chaotic cake time so much easier!

Both the drink tray and the ice cream portion ideas are excellent!

What a fantastic idea! I do day care and we sometimes have picnics on nice days. Getting 6 (or more) cups outside without spilling any has always required multiple frustrating trips. I never thought of a muffin tin but will definitely do it now!

Brilliant! I'm definitely going to use that one. Got to love the muffin tins. I used one for my one year old when he gets fussy at dinner time I serve the different foods in the different spots in the tray. He loves to sort and pick from each. It's reserved for a special treat and he loves it!

I also find that a muffin tin, turned over, makes a fine cooling rack for a loaf of bread or a hot pie.

How smart! That gets elevated to front page hack status!

Is this really clever?

All these years I've been carrying drinks on something called a "serving tray". I guess I should throw it away and use the muffin tin instead.

Muffin tins are so handy. I like it better than a regular drinks tray for a childrens party as the drinks would be more stable in the muffin tray.

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