Tis the season to be caffeinated. And to make a DIY Starbucks Cup Menorah.
I don’t know about you but I surely would not make it through the holiday season without Starbucks. There are they myriad gifts to teachers and postmen and assorted service workers. There are the last minute hostess gifts and the Secret Santa exchanges. There are the days when I am sure I could not drive another mile without hitting the drive thrus. And many are the times I’ve bribed a cranky shopper/traveler with the lure of a cake pop for good behavior.
Thank you Starbucks. It’s really a miracle the way you’ve saved my bacon in far flung airports and port cities around the globe with your wifi and comforting coffee aroma at an hour I’d normally be sleeping back home.
So this season I’m grateful for the miracle of a Coffee brand that has kept me burning at times when by all rights, I should have been burnt out. Forget the whole red cup controversy.
Some people have oil in their menorahs. I have Coffee in mine this year.
I need to give credit for this Starbucks cup menorah to my friend Dede Van Zandt for this project. Dede knows my love of coffee and my penchant for making DIY menorahs well and so when she asked me why I had not already made a menorah out of the mini cup ornaments I promptly smacked my forehead, jumped in the car and ran out to buy some.
I think I might still hot glue some brass nuts on top of the containers, although the pieces for the ribbon seem to hold the candles somewhat ok.
The holiday gift collection at Starbucks stores this year is especially great. I fell in love with this mermaid mug. Oh look, a Starbucks “me”! I thought. My husband must have been psychic because he saw the mug and matching espresso cup and thought the same and bought them for me.
As an ambassador I got to sample a few items (pictured at the top of my post) and my family has pronounced the holiday k-cups their favorite Starbucks coffee ever for home brewing. I had to run out to the store to restock cocoa pretty quickly as well. The salted caramel is my son’s fave.
It’s comforting to me to know that there’s almost always a Starbucks out there somewhere – glowing in the night. Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years in advance!