Friday, January 20, 2012

Mom's 50th Birthday Gift Favour

Upon planning the event I knew where to go to get all the linens, seat covers, napkins and other party favours. Considering all the aspects of the party I knew I needed a great party favour to tie into the mix. I called my sister so we could brief on items to give but they all seemed bland and boring. I was out of ideas, so I went shopping.

I went to IKEA and the ideas began to pour in, within minutes the idea came to life.

The vase was purchased at IKEA for $1.99 (they always have different styles of vases on sale) tea
candles in pink, pack of 20 for $1.99 =10 cents each one (3 is onl
y required for this favour)
and the pink rocks were purchased at Dollarama $1 per pack(need two per vase). In the picture on the right there I added food colouring, that it optional.

Here are the steps to assemble the gift favour:

Step 1: Take the rocks out of the package. Add the two packages of rocks into the vase. Depending on the size of package of rocks, you may only need
one package instead of two. The rocks should fill the vase 1/2 way. As shown in the picture below on the left.

Step 2: Take out the rocks, and fill the vase about 3/4 full with water. Add one drop at a time of red food
colouring and stir it thoroughly to see the colour. Keep adding drops until you are satisfied with the colour. Remember to stir the water after ever drop. The picture on the right has 3 drops of red food colouring.

Step 3: Add the rocks to the vase with the pink water, as shown in the picture to the left.

Step 4: Add the floating tea candles into the vase.
Most tea candles come with silver tin base, just remove them prior from adding to the vase. Each candle is a different pink; baby pink, light pink, and dark pink. Having different hues adds an extra touch to the look of the gift.

Step 5: Last but not least, add the pink ribbon and tie it into a bow at the neck of the vase, as shown below. Viola!!! its done!

To assemble this gift favour it should take no longer than 5 minutes, but the greatest part that's under $5!!!!

My mom was truly surprised with the party, she loved the gift favours even more. Thankfully I made 4 extra ones just in case one got damaged which they didn't so my mom ended up with 4 extra ones. As you can notice the theme was pink, so the gift went perfectly with the theme. Instead of the pink water you can add lilac to add a touch of contrast.

Another idea for this gift can be brown rocks and green water, with caramel coloured ribbon with a small branch through the bow. Great for Earth Day!

Next week, Baptism gift favours for twins (a boy and a girl). Interesting two gifts for under 5!!!!! Check it out!!!! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this post today!

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