Last year, my table theme at a church Christmas event was snowflakes. This year, it's going to be gingerbread. I have decorated my water glasses to match my themes, and I thought you might like to try this idea. Or, if this is too whimsical or childish for your theme, you could always buy the supplies and let your children/grands decorate their own water glasses.
Guess what. It washes off.
So what you need is:
Paint pens (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby)
Water goblets, of course.
A template. (Good Ol' Internet)
Scotch tape. Double-sided is best but not necessary.
Procedure: Follow instructions on pens to prep easy flow.
Cut out your template.
Adhere double-stick tape to template and stick it to the goblet.
Trace around your template. You can leave your design in outline form or fill it in. Last year, I drew the snowflakes free-hand, which is easy. It's basically a bunch of slashes with some dots on the end, which you see on the bulbs I made for my friends here and on the painted goblets are on the table. (Please click on photo for more detailed view.) The last photo is of the solid gingerbread man before detailing.
Here is my finished product. This is my first one, so I will probably scale down my template a little bit because this turned out bigger than I wanted. But still, isn't she cute with her little hair flip?