We are mid-way through June and well-entrenched in all things summer – mostly swimming (both kids at swim team practice 4 days a week – whose ideas was that?!) and spending time outside now that all the unusual raininess of May has turned into warmer, sunnier days of June. I can’t wait for our first trip to the lake and to take the kids hiking in the mountains. What hadn’t really entered into my summer planning (until last week) was the fact that summer is also popular for weddings – and the need for gifts for said weddings. And I was just patting myself on the back that I had Father’s Day all planned for and could take a break from the gift giving for a few weeks! *sigh* But as luck would have it, my cousin’s bridal shower was on Saturday and I needed a gift. So we left the kids home and I drug my mom out shopping on afternoon last week. And wouldn’t you know it – we actually had fun!
Not wanting to have to drive too far, I had decided that the first store we would visit should be World Market. I hadn’t been in for a while and they always have some fun things to look at. They have the most adorable fun, bright summer stuff out right now. (they aren’t the only store that does – I love all seeing all the summer things everywhere I go) It didn’t take long for us to get inspired to put together a great Date Night Picnic Gift Basket for the bride-to-be. (And nope, this post is not sponsored by World Market, though maybe I should hit them up for that since 90% of the items in the basket were purchased there 😉 )
So what’s in the basket?
-wine glasses: which were just nice plastic ones – don’t want them breaking! – which I took home and added the Mr. and Mrs. to (using my silhouette machine and vinyl) to give it a more personalized touch.
-shelf stable gourmet cheese and fancy crackers
-yummy looking cookies (and chocolate truffels, but those didn’t make it into the photo)
-napkins to coordinate with the colors of the blanket and basket
all packed into a great striped insulated picnic basket.
Fun, fun! I almost wish I could have kept it. But I am happy to report that it got many compliments at the bridal shower and will give the happy couple something fun to do this summer.
I know of at least one more family wedding coming up so I will need to start shopping (or crafting!) for that one soon. What is your favorite gift to give for weddings/bridal showers? Or what was the best gift(s) you received for your wedding?