Our Wedding: How to Make a Bridesmaids Gift Basket
I have 6 very special women who are part of my bridal party for our upcoming wedding. They include both family and friends and are all women who have a special place in my heart. Once I asked them to be my bridesmaids, I began thinking about ways I could show them how special they were to me and how thankful I am to have them part of our very special day. Then I thought about one of my favorite movies, Bridesmaids. It was perfect! I was gonna put together a “Bridesmaids” Gift Basket for each of them!
Putting together the “Bridesmaids” Gift Basket was fun and super easy! Let’s not forget that it included items that each bridesmaid would love and enjoy. I was able to find the items on Amazon and at our local Dollar Store. Here are a few simple steps on How to Make a Bridesmaids Gift Basket.
How to Make a “Bridesmaids” Gift Basket
1 – Start with a basket. I bought the baskets from the Dollar Store and had a variety to choose from. I wanted one that was simple, but pretty.
2 – Include “Bridesmaids” the movie. I love this movie and knew my bridal party would enjoy it as well! Each of the items in the gift basket goes along with the theme of the movie.
3 – Include a “bouquet” of flowers. While I would have loved for these to be real flowers, I had to go with silk ones. I purchased them from the Dollar Store and Frank actually helped me find them. They were pretty and pink and would fit perfectly in the gift basket! But if you prefer to use fresh wedding flowers, make sure to get ones from your local florist.
4 – Include a “puppy.” While this wasn’t a real puppy (and was actually pink and white – matching the feminine look of the basket), it was a cute favor. I also bought this from the Dollar Store. Remember in the movie when the guests from the Bridal Shower received puppies as party favors and Megan took a bunch, but Annie wasn’t allowed to take any? That’s where the dog fits in with the theme.
5 – Include a Wilson Phillips CD. I love this band and my absolute favorite song from them was actually the one in the end of the movie where the band actually performed it at the wedding – “Hold On.” All of my bridesmaids were excited when they saw this cd in their gift basket. I loved that moment!
6 – Include Cupcake Decorating Goodies. In the movie, Annie was the owner of a bakery called Baby Cakes and there is a scene that I love where she bakes and decorates one single cupcake. I thought it would be fun to include some Wilton cupcake goodies, such as a Cupcake Decorating Set, Pink Sprinkles and Pink Baking Cups. Everyone couldn’t wait to start baking and decorating their cupcakes!
7 – Include candies. Who doesn’t love candies, right? I included some fun mints that matched the color theme. They had nothing to do with the movie, but added to the look of the gift basket.
Did you do anything for your bridesmaids before the wedding?
Were you in a wedding where the bride did something special for you?
5 months, 1 week, 2 days until we get married!!!