Photo by Leslie Parker
Looking for an icebreaker to keep the guests at your pre-wedding events and day-of festivities chatting? We’re loving Clingks, a Minnesota-based brand of drink markers that provide their own entertainment. “With weddings specifically, they always end up bringing people together that wouldn’t otherwise know each other. They take the edge off when approaching someone in a group,” says Steph Wiestling, creator of Clingks.
Each colorful cling, made out of vinyl static so it leaves no residue, is emblazoned with a phrase that cheekily identifies its owner. (Thus, there’s no possibility of switching your treasured glass of Pinot with someone else. Sweet relief!) Clingks are divided into four different themes, with sassy phrases like “Laughs At Own Jokes,” “Real Housewife,” and “Vigilante Rule-Abider” that encourage guests to engage in more than just small talk. The reusable labels are $5.99 for a set of 12, and available for purchase at The Wine Market in Mendota Heights, Haskell’s locations across the metro, or online at clingks.com.