As a wife and mother of 5 kids, I've always loved hosting gatherings with family and friends. However, as any busy hostess knows, planning and executing a successful event can be a challenge. Between coordinating schedules, preparing food, and making sure everything looks perfect, there's a lot to think about.
Several years ago, my husband and I had a garage woodshop where we would create all sorts of wood items. We enjoyed making things for our home and for our family and friends. One day, I was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across an idea that caught my eye: a cup holder for solo cups with a hole for the sharpie.
The concept was simple, yet brilliant. With so many people using solo cups at gatherings, it was a great way to prevent guests from using multiple cups and help them keep track of their drink.
Inspired by this idea, my husband and I decided to create our own version of the cup holder. We were excited to test it out at our family's Thanksgiving gathering that year.
The cup holder was a hit! Not only did they help guests keep track of their cups, but it also added a fun and unique touch to the gathering. After receiving so many compliments and requests for the cup holders, I knew I wanted to create something that could be used in any type of buffet gathering and still look classy.
I began sketching out different designs, but quickly realized that our garage shop didn't have the tools or skills needed to create a more polished product. Determined to make my idea a reality, I started researching companies that could manufacture the product for us.
After finding a company that could manufacture our cup holders, we launched our business and began designing coordinating products that make gatherings beautiful, organized, and most importantly, simplified for busy hostesses.
We paint and assemble all of our products in our Utah woodshop with care and attention to detail, even though they are manufactured overseas. From utensil caddies to napkin holders, our products have helped countless hostesses take their gatherings to the next level.
Looking back, I'm amazed at how far we've come. What started as a simple idea for a cup holder has turned into a thriving business that helps make entertaining easier and more enjoyable for others. We hope our products will help you host stress-free gatherings where you can actually enjoy the party and be surrounded by the people you love.
So, whether you're hosting a casual family gathering or a formal dinner party, our products will help you create a beautiful, organized, and stress-free event. Check out our line of coordinating entertaining products and see for yourself how they can help simplify your next gathering.
Britt founder of Surroundings Market