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Red Party Cup

Glossary of Terms

Also Known As - American Party Cups, Red Solo Cups, Beer Pong Cups

Red Party Cups are common disposable drinking cups originating from America. Favoured by students, the Red Party Cups are regularly associated with American college parties, and have been made famous by being featured in various American movies, such as American Pie.

Lines On A Red Party Cup

A classic Red Party Cup is measured at 16 US fl oz (1 US pint) however it actually holds a total of 18 US fl oz to the brim. At various points on the Party Cup are lines, or 'steps', which were added as an aesthetic part of the design, however these lines coincidentally act as markers for various beverages.

Red American Party Cup

Red Solo Cup

The most famous Red American Party Cups are manufactuered by the Solo Cup Company, which was founded by Leo Hulseman, a former employee of the Dixie Co., a large manufacturer of disposable paper cups in the early 20th century. Red Solo Cup is perhaps the most common name for the 16 oz red disposable cups, however not all red cups are manufactured by Solo Cup.

Games with the Red Party Cup and Beer Pong

Part of the popularity of the Red Party Cups has come from their use in college party games, such as beer pong, a game that invloves throwing a ping-pong ball at some Party Cups to select a drink for your opponent to drink from.

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