|Goodie bags complete!|
Even though the bridal shower sugar cookies were my original idea as the party favors for Jessica's bridal shower, I couldn't stop there. I must admit that I got a little carried away. Don't ask me to define "a little," I'll let you judge for yourself. :-)
It all got out of control because I started looking up party favor bags online and kept coming across so many different ideas of what I could do. And it just kept going from there.
I found these awesome party favor bags, that I custom ordered from Accent the Party. I found some other favor bags that fit our theme, but these were practically the same price and far superior in quality! (Only complaint is that some of the little bows kept falling off and I didn't have any glue.)
From the same company I ordered the bags, I also ordered some charming miniature calla lily candles to honor Jessica's grandma Lillie (aka Mi Ma), who passed away in December 2010. Jessica was very close to Mi Ma and I knew that she wanted to find ways to include her in the wedding, so I thought these would be a great way to include Mi Ma in the bridal shower.
|Miniature calla lily candles|
As kind of a semi-gag gift, I put together little custom bottles of hand-sanitizer. Because Jessica keeps hand-sanitizer everywhere. :-) They had custom ones you could order online, but they'd come out to like $100... ummm, no. I could make them myself for so much cheaper! I ordered little 2 oz. lidded bottles from SKS Bottle & Packaging, filled them up with hand-sanitizer, and slapped on a label that I made in Photoshop. I thought these came out so cute!
|Inside of the goodie bags. So glad they all fit!|
Jessica's sisters, Shaniq and Tillie (fellow bridesmaid and maid-of-honor), came over and helped me assemble the bags and get prepared for the shower. I was so excited for people to see these goodie bags, and everyone was really happy with the way they came out!
|Shaniq and Tillie, my partners in crime!|
|I'm so proud of my goodie bags!|
|I made the bridal shower invitation too. :-)|
|Me, Jessica (the bride), Tillie, and Shaniq at the shower|