Tag Archives: favors

Bachelorette Favor: Mixtape

9 Aug

For the future Mrs. A’s bachelorette, I wanted to give a favor to each of the girls who attended. I had seen a favor mix-tape for a wedding on the blog Silver Lining last year. I book-marked the page, knowing I wanted to do something like this for a bachelorette.

A few weeks before the bachelorette, I emailed all of the girls attending asking them to send me a song or two that reminded them of the bride in some way, with a note about the memory/song. I told them I was making a gift for the bride. I had made a list of a few I wanted to add in honor of her engagement, the bachelorette, and the wedding.  Most of the girls responded, and I was able to put together the playlist. I had my brother, who has helped me with all of my DIY paper products this wedding season, create the CD cover using the city-line image that was on the bachelorette invitation.

I listed the songs in chronological order and put a little note next to each one. I then tied a pink ribbon with a fake ring around each to give to the guests.

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Favor idea: DIY Candles

25 Jul

I love this eco-friendly, unique favor idea featured on Ruffled.  These DIY soy candles will add a personal touch to any bridal shower and can be a fun project for the bridesmaids or those hosting the shower.

You’ll need:

– Soy wax flakes
– Wick
– Containers: Ruffled suggests vintage teacups, recycled jars, old tumblers. I like the idea of mason jars.
– Pitcher with spout
– Fragrance oil: Ruffled recommends looking on Etsy.
– Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, or something to hold the wick
– Candle dye (optional)

See all the step by step directions here.

What do you think of DIY favors? 

Inspired by: nautical summer

21 Jun

invitation, Top Shop dress, Betsey Johnson bracelet, Paper Source stamp, soap favor, cupcakes

Happy first day of summer!

Bridal Shower Collage: Everything’s Coming up Roses

13 May

Start with floral inspiration.

Invite with these rosy invitation from Minted.com.

Decorate with candles, roses of pinks/creams, and vases.

Wear these rose earrings & OPI’s A Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon nail polish.

Serve something sweet, like these cake pops.

Gift attendees with a small pot and seeds for growing their own.

Real Bridal Shower & Inspiration: M Loves M Tea Party

29 Apr

Mara, bride to be and blogger of M Loves M, posted her bridal shower a couple weeks ago. The tea party shower was coordinated by her maid of honor, who nailed the overall theme with shabby chic details and mini finger foods.

Want to throw your own bridal tea party shower for your bride?

1. Go with a vintage, grown-up vibe and avoid the cheesey and childish, ala Disney.

2. Mix and match linens and table settings, but stay in the same color family.  A quick search on Ebay, and you can find inexpensive tea cup and saucer sets. Also try some thrift and vintage stores if there are ones near by to you.

3. The theme starts with the invitation.  Try this one by Vistaprint:

4. Serve the classics: cucumber sandwiches (easy to make and inexpensive), scones with jam, and of course, tea!

5. For the favor, gift attendees a little goody bag of a few mis-matched flavors of tea and this adorable tea caddy.