How was your St. Patty's Day?
Mine was lots of fun. Saturday, Bryce and I met some friends downtown for Richmond's Shamrock the Block.
CLW & ABE
Being that the oyster basket post was a popular one, I thought I'd share some other baskets I've made recently!
In college, I planned my sorority's silent auction two years in a row and really enjoyed putting together all of the auction baskets. I have since used those skills to put together other baskets. It is a great way to give a really personal gift and is also fun for those friends that seem to already have everything.
In December I put together two gift baskets. One, as a Christmas present for Bryce's dad and stepmom and another for my cousin CAE's 21st birthday!
The one I made for Bryce's dad and stepmom was centered around a margarita theme. Bryce's dad makes the best margaritas and we also enjoy going out for Mexican with them often, so I thought it would be the perfect gift.
The main ingredient of the basket was, of course, margarita mix and a bottle of Patron!
I found this Guacamole Mix and Salsa at Williams-Sonoma.
And the final ingredient was some chips to go with the salsa!
I arranged it all in a cute green basket I found at Marshall's.
And finally topped it off with a bow!
CAE's basket was also a lot of fun to put together. Being that she was turning 21, I chose an alcohol theme.
I thought one of these aluminum buckets from Michael's would be perfect!
Being that blue is CAE's favorite color, I decided to decorate it with blue and green polka dots!
I also added this green ribbon on each handle!
I found these cute "Alcohol Warning" cups at a local gift shop.
Each cup has an alcohol warning, I loved this one:
"Excessive consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what happened to your clothes."
I got airport bottles to put in each alcohol warning cup!
I tried to get CAE a good variety of liquors to try!
I filled the bucket with blue filler and also added some to each cup before placing the airport bottles in!
The finishing touch to the basket was a birthday crown and margarita glasses (we were meeting for dinner at a Mexican restaurant)!
Ready for the birthday girl!
Instagram Pic from the Night!
Have you ever made or received a gift basket?
And now friends, I need to decide to get for Mr. B! I had signed us up for a beer tasting class in Charlottesville followed by dinner at our favorite C'ville restaurant, The Local, tonight. Unfortunately a last minute work trip to Montreal (sometimes I really hate Bryce's company...) forced me to cancel. So now I am boyfriend-less (just for the week) and present-less. Any suggestions?
Have a great day!