Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
This is a thoughtful and warming gift to leave in your guests' hotel or inn to welcome them to your event. I filled two ceramic mugs with rock candy swizzle sticks and a tin of wedding tea. This would also be a fun favor for a tea themed wedding or baby shower.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
These are two examples of fun gifts to give the littlest members of your wedding party. For the ring barer I filled a petite radio flyer wagon with a cute book, stuffed bear, snacks and fun retro toys. For the flower girl I filled a watering can with a camera, colored pencils and a rubber stamp with ink pad, all of which she can use to make a scrapbook of memories from the wedding. The green and white striped scrapbook and a book about being a flower girl are attached with a fun black and white polka dot ribbon.
If you are planning a destination wedding where guests will be spending an entire weekend at your venue, it is a nice gesture to leave a welcome gift in the hotel room. These over sized take-out boxes are filled with two sets of stainless steel chopsticks, cloth napkins, and fortune cookies. A single bottle of Pellegrino water and a copy of a page from Zagat's food guide with a favorite restaurant recommended by the bride and groom are also included. Guests will appreciate your attention to detail and for thinking of them on your special say.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
This gift idea is for a baby celebrating her first birthday this summer. Pottery Barn Kids sell the most adorable petite towels. I tucked one inside a beach pail and added red and white polka dot sunglasses and a beach themed book. Sticker letters were used to personalize the shovel and bright green grosgrain ribbon tied around the handle were just the right details for this beach baby.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Know someone that loves gardening? This bright watering can was the perfect container for a bottle of wine, two glasses with chalkboard labels, and fun zebra print cocktail napkins. Two blue butterfly cookies add a pop of color to the orange watering can and are a fun (and yummy!) addition to the gift tag.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Want to say thank you to someone special or give a wonderful hostess gift to your best friend? How about giving her all she will need to enjoy a sweet summer cocktail. Put the ingredients for delicious frozen Watermelon Margaritas in an ice bucket: mini watermelon, some limes and a bottle of your favorite white Tequila. If you would like to make it even more special add some margarita glasses, paper cocktail napkins or a fun candle. Don't forget to attach the recipe and a note of thanks.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Looking for a creative way to invite your bridal party to a pre-wedding celebration? For a night out at the casinos or a poker game at home, fill a beer stein with playing cards, peanuts, a cigar and some chocolate poker chips. To get your bridesmaids ready for those open toe shoes treat them to a pedicure. Fill a martini glass with jelly beans and then add nail polish, foot cream and a fun nail file. A wooden cuticle stick makes a cute stirrer and a chocolate covered olive pulls the whole thing together.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Looking for an inexpensive gift for your loved one? How about a Date Jar. Decorate any clear jar with coupons of fun things to do together: bake cookies, go for a walk on the beach, have breakfast in bed. This makes a great gift for a first anniversary which is traditionally paper. You don't have to spend a lot of money to tell someone how much you love them.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
For many kids this is the last week of school. You are probably trying to think of a fun and clever gift to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate him/her. What teacher doesn't get tired of cafeteria food? Treat her to a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in the area, or invite him to join you and your child for lunch to share special memories from the year. For a fun presentation, put the gift certificate or invitation in a tiny lunchbox and attach a petite chalkboard as the gift tag. Either way, they'll love it!