Our Red Cup Story
After purchasing a home from family friends, we immediately built a brick patio out front. Why? We wanted to know our neighbors. Tall, short, young, old, successful, struggling, worldly, religious, liberal, conservative—it really didn’t matter. We believe everyone has something to offer. In today's world of division and quick judgement we think everyone could use a little more fun, connection and respect for one another. So, every Friday night (and other times if there is something to celebrate) we open our patio, share red cups and conversation with friends, family and neighbors.
It all began with our family. At the end of the day, when everyone was arriving home from work, school, etc. they would stop by and have a red cup. Regardless of what was in the red cup, it was a sign of a fun, spontaneous get-together. A time to talk, connect and just relax from a long week. Soon our neighbors started to come over. Most people we knew and some people we didn’t. Neighbors met each other and new friendships were born. After a while, it became clear that the red cup and patio parties were a way of life, a philosophy – we call it Red Cup Living®. Ironically, it was over red cups during one of these patio parties that the idea of reusable red cups was envisioned.
Our mission is simply to inspire others to get together with friends, family and neighbors to create good times and great memories. There’s no better way to do that than sharing a red cup and conversation. Do you have a tight-knit neighborhood? Do you spend enough time connecting with people you love? Regardless of your answer, we hope to ignite patio parties across America and challenge each person to raise a red cup and connect.
No matter what your red cup holds, we say “Cheers!” We encourage you to check out our products and use them for your own patio parties. Who knows the change you could start in your community?
Here's a photo of our latest Red Cup Living Neighborhood Bike Outing