Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DIY: Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party Gifts

Here are a couple of cute ideas for bridal shower and bachelorette party gifts that you can make yourself.

His and Hers Koozies - I got these in the dollar section at Michaels and then applied Bride and Groom sticker decals to make a cute and inexpensive gift for a wedding week at the beach!

Lingerie Basket & Bouquet - For the same beach bride, I had friends of the bride send lingerie gifts to me and then I rolled each with tissue paper into a flower. I gathered all of the lingerie flowers into a bouquet and used a corset top to hold them all like a vase. I put the bouquet along with a few other little gifts such as slippers, bath salts and a hat to keep the sun of her face into a cute gift box.  We presented it to her as a group with a champagne toast.
Bride Ball Cap - For another friend who was getting married in sunny San Diego, I made a cute, white "Bride" cap for her to wear during her pre-wedding festivities. At that time I couldn't find an already made Bride hat, so I bought a plain white hat and bedazzled it with with rhinestones from Michaels. I paired it with a white zip-up hoodie for the perfect bride-to-be outfit!
Bachelorette Bouquet Favor - I also had the pleasure of throwing a Bachelorette Party for for this San Diego bride. We took her to a chic bar downtown, ordered delicious appetizers and drinks and celebrated the night away. I wanted the girls to have a special favor in honor of the bride, so I had some shot glasses engraved and then filled them with M&M's in the colors of the wedding. Then I sealed each one with "Glad Press 'n' Seal" (the best tool to keep in your kitchen BTW!) and trimmed around the edges. Lastly, a girlfriend and I made a dozen Martha Stewart tissue paper flowers and stuck one in each shot glass. At the party we grouped them on a table together to create a bouquet. It turned out really pretty and was a huge hit with the girls.
The Mrs. Tank - I must admit, I stole this next idea from the sister of a friend of mine, but I loved it so much that I made one for my own little sister who got married last March. It's super easy to make and let me tell you, THE GROOMS LOVE it! All you need is a plain white tank top and iron-on letters (also found at Michaels). Lay them out on the tank to spell the soon-to-be Mrs. new last name, then follow the directions to attach. Pair with a cute pair of boy shorts and you are sure to have One Great Gift!
Steal these great ideas for your next shower or bachelorette party.

1 comment:

  1. Hey!! I found your bridal and bachelorette party gifts simply best. Was looking for a wonderful gift for my sister’s bridal shower at one of San Francisco event venues. Now glad to see these brilliant ideas. Will surely use them in selected fantastic gift. Thanks for sharing.