The birthday candle for drinks. No Cake? No Problem!

San Luis Obispo, California 62 Sales On Etsy since 2018


The birthday candle for drinks. No Cake? No Problem!

San Luis Obispo, California | 62 Sales

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Last updated on Dec 10, 2019

Introducing BevWraps. A new line of reusable, form fitting bottle gift wrap.

About bevlites

Sales 62
On Etsy since 2018

No Cake? No Problem. Light a toast for that special event.

Two sisters ignite an idea

Tami went to visit her sister Kelly one weekend and said, “I have an idea. Wouldn’t it be cool to float a candle in a drink for a birthday toast instead of using cake?”

Kelly froze, stared at her sister for several seconds, then darted out of the room without saying a word. Moments later, she returned with some items and a small candle. "Tami," she said, "that's brilliant."

Their first prototype was a total flop, but they kept trying. "Well, that didn't work" became a common phrase. After many experiments and more than a few glasses of wine, the sisters came up with the following criteria:

bevlites must stay afloat with significant movement
they must not catch fire if the candle is allowed to burn to the disc
they must be food safe
they must be made in the United States
there must be a means to display designs, logos, and messages
After much trial and error, they found the perfect food safe material. After more trial and error, they discovered that embossing eliminated the problems associated with inks and gave bevlites more character. A product was born.

The reaction to bevlites has been incredible. They are a hit at parties. They catch everyone’s attention when a server carries a lighted drink across a dining room or bar. Once people see bevlites in action, they want their own for future celebrations. This happens again and again!

A note of thanks from Tami and Kelly

We have many people to thank for their help in bringing this product to life. And we cannot express how happy we are to see bevlites being the center of daily celebrations. This is truly a fun product that we enjoy working on every day, and we love hearing stories of celebrations from our customers. Here’s a toast to all of you for making bevlites a part of your special occasion!

Shop members

  • Kelly Martin


    This product idea came came flying out of my sister's creative brain one day. I fell in love with it and being from a product development background I offered to help with manufacturing and marketing. Been fun co-creating ever since.

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  • Printers

    Oakland, CA

    Die cuts and embosses the designs on bevlites

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Last updated on May 24, 2018
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Custom and personalized orders

Please let us know if you have a special quantity needed of any of the designs. We'll get back in touch with you right away

Wholesale availability

We do offer wholesale pricing to qualified businesses

Care instructions

Treat your lit drink like you would a birthday cake. Make a toast, make a wish, blow out the candle and remove it before drinking. No burnt eyebrows please :)

Care instructions

Use bevlites only in non flammable beverages. Regarding alcohol, bevlites are safe to use in beer, wine and cocktails made with a maximum of 80 proof alcohol that is at room temperature or colder. ALCOHOL OF ALL KINDS when heated, produce vapors and it is the vapors that are flammable. Safe alcohol's include but not limited to; cool to cold beer, wine, 80 proof; rum, vodka, and gin. Higher proof alcohols such as 151 proof cannot be used. These will easily catch fire and bevlites should never be used with those.