This year is the year of weddings for me and Ryan. We are so excited that a bunch of the people we love the most are getting married this year and have thoroughly enjoyed all of the fun activities that surround a wedding… especially the bachelor and bachelorette parties!
A week before my first bachelorette party in Chicago, my girlfriends surprised me with a decorated itinerary, some fun little gifts and a packing list that I thought was absolutely adorable. It also made me feel incredibly excited about the fun weekend they planned!
Last weekend, I delivered a gift basket to Merri filled with bachelorette-party themed gifts from all of her bridesmaids to get her excited for her bachelorette party in Las Vegas in the beginning of September. In early August, I mailed a gift basket to Minda from her bridesmaids before her bachelorette party. Both brides-to-be seemed to love their baskets and I had a blast assembling them!
Here’s a sneak peek into two bachelorette party gift baskets – one with a laid back beach weekend theme and one with a Las Vegas party theme!
Beach Themed Bachelorette Party Gift Basket
In each basket, I tried to include items that reflected the bride-to-be’s taste and personality and the theme of the weekend. Since Minda’s bachelorette party took place on the beach, a towel, sunscreen and an easy beach read made it into her basket!
I also labeled some of the items with little tags.
I used double-sided alphabet stickers to make “Bride” label on Minda’s basket and the “Bride To Be” label on Merri’s basket.
I wanted the baskets to have a little wedding flare, but thought they’d want the ability to remove the letters so they could use the baskets in the future if they wanted to without them looking so bridal.
Just a little tip: Check TJMaxx for cheap glitter. I bought a bunch of glitter from Hobby Lobby and then found glitter at TJMaxx for less than half the price of the glitter from the craft store.
In Minda’s beach-themed gift basket:
- Nail polish
- Davie & Chiyo clutch from Etsy
- Book for beach reading
- Cutsey cards with fun quotes about friendship and life
- Dog toy for Minda’s dogs to play with while she was away
Las Vegas Party Themed Gift Basket
Since Merri’s bachelorette party is sure to be a non-stop party, instant coffee, a mini bottle of champagne and cocktail-flavored jelly beans found their way into her gift basket.
And some hangover helpers were included in her basket, too!
In Merri’s Las Vegas party themed gift basket:
- Nail polish
- Lip gloss
- Hand sanitizer
- Instant coffee
- Cool cucumber eye pads
- Chocolate gold coins
- Plane snacks
- Hanky panky underwear
- Neon tank top
- Cocktail-flavored Jelly Belly jellybeans
- Cocktail napkins
- Bachelorette tumbler
- Mini champagne bottle
- Mini mixed drinks
- Cards from bachelorette party attendees
The numbered cards in the basket next to the magazine are cards from the girls that will be attending Merri’s bachelorette party. Merri is supposed to open up one card a day leading up to her bachelorette party and each one includes a fun message from her closest friends to make her feel even more excited than she already is for the craziness to come!
Congratulations again to two amazing brides-to-be!