We recently stumbled upon a DIY gift idea involving baking mini banana breads in ball mason jars (lightly oil the jars and only fill batter about half way up). We liked almost everything about the project except the bedraggled cloth tied to the lids – it cheapened the entire look and not surprisingly, we believed we could find a way to make a good idea even better >> hence, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts – Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar !
As usual, however, when we begin obsessing about a project, we never quite know the direction our research will take us. This time we got sidetracked and quickly became enamored with these featured wonderful Miniature Glass Bell Jars with White Fluted Base. How great would it be to add an adorable holiday cupcake wrapper to create a festive, chic and expensive looking little gift of thanks. It would be especially cute if you used the Merry & Bright Cupcake Kit, The Nutcracker Cupcake Kit, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit, or create more of a non-denominational winter wonderland look using the damask light blue patterned cupcake wrappers (perfect for teacher gifts!)
OMG – now that we are thinking of it these would make fabulous party favors for just about any celebration. For Thanksgiving make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them with the Turkey with Hats Cupcake Kit. For baby showers think Peter Rabbit, Animal Parade, and vintage baby cupcake wrappers. And how perfect are these glass bell jars for a chic Paris Party!
Buy the glass jars in bulk (they are cheaper that way) and store them away for whenever you need a cheap but chic little gift of thanks.
Are you still searching for a fun, elegant & memorable groomsmen gift? Think Personalized Flask. Yes, as you can quickly see flasks come in all shapes, sizes and materials. The classic flask is either metal or metal & leather but today you can also find collapsible canvas flasks, vinyl wrapped flasks, and glass flasks. Their designs range from simple to well, not so simple such as a flask that looks like a retro cell phone or one that sports the insignia of your favorite NFL team or even a horn-shaped flask.
So where to begin? Flasks are hot and they are everywhere from the traditional wedding favor shops to interesting handmade flask designs on Etsy to a sterling silver flask from Tiffany & Co. Most quality flasks are priced from $25.00 – $35.00 but sterling silver and specialty genuine leather can cost you a pretty penny.
Like each bride, each groom has his own unique style (even if he doesn't realize it ) so if we were choosing we would narrow our choices to the look most fitting the groom even if it doesn't 100% go with the wedding theme. A groomsmen gift is all about the guy relationship so if you are all sports buddies go for the sporty flasks. If you are a fun loving goofy bunch, the mustache flasks might be just right, the camouflage flask might appeal a group of guys who go hunting together, or the traditional Wall Street guy might want to stick with a classic black or brown leather style
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With so many decisions to be made during the course of planning a wedding too often the welcome bag is left to the last minute and then the whole process can get a bit overwhelming. Chances are your first stop is Pinterest – we know ours is. Once there, we inevitably fall victim to what we like to call Pinterest envy. OMG everything is stunning and every little detail is addressed in a chic & stylish way. But then we start pricing out all those details and after all is said and done some of those “little bags” filled can cost upwards of $50.00 each. We don't know about you, but the thought of spending $5000 on 100 welcome bags seems insane. Plus, we are not huge fans of plastering the bride and grooms face on every water bottle and mint tin but rather prefer to choose one signature item and make that item special – think welcome to our wedding weekend Minibooks™ cards!
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Here is a wonderful collection of baby shower games and activities that are sure to get your party started!
Baby Shower Printable Games!
Quick. Easy. Fun. These printable games are great whether you planned your party activities in well in advance or like many of us, waited until the last minute. Many games can even be personalized! Continue Reading →
Have you always wondered what other brides are buying as bridesmaid gifts? We turned to our partners at Beau-Coup & Dessy to answer just that question. Interestingly, when we first wrote this post a few years ago, these Engravable Bridesmaid's Compact Mirrors and Pink Bridesmaid Personalized Flasks topped Beau-coup's list of best selling bridesmaid gifts. No way would we have ever guessed. Today matching bridesmaid robes, metallic bridesmaid t-shirts, flip flops, slippers & ballet flats, pashminas and totes galore top the list! Continue Reading →
Huge Savings at The Napkin Event!
Take Advantage of Huge Savings at The Napkin Event!
Quick Reminder: Today, Wednesday (2.26.14), is the final hours of the The Knot Wedding Shop's much anticipated annual napkin event! For 2 days only The Knot offers their customers the following deals so even if ordering your cocktail napkins was not at the top of your list at this stage of your wedding planning, you might want to take advantage of the savings today.
This deal is not just for weddings. Plan ahead for anniversary and birthday parties, as well as Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera & Mitzvah celebrations! Don't forget baby and bridal showers too! It is also the perfect time to stock up on personalized guest towels for your guest bathroom!
If you have happened upon this page long after the official napkin event, no worries. We have you covered! Quite a few of our favorited merchants stock equally great napkins and pretty much always have some kind of sale going on. We recommend checking out Beau-coup, Tiny Prints, and Zazzle! Be sure to check their sale stripes at the top of their pages for today's deals!