Last week at influence I knew I had to treat the girls in our room to something extra special. I am quite a weird person, and if I sleep on my back I snore. So they needed a treat. With limited space in my suitcase, I was a even more limited on what to give. I also had limited time to go find something once I arrived. While I was brainstorming, Iron Man said if you were receiving a gift and throwing a party what little gift would you want someone to give you . . . with all the stress my first thought was ‘I’d want a drink’. And an idea was born . . .
For the situation of Influence I knew a little drink together before we started on an emotional journey together would be perfect, and as I thought about it some more I realized this would be a perfect hostess gift, too. You guys! People show up late, you only have a limited amount of drinks and food, you’re trying to make sure everybody has a good time . . . then somebody hands you a little bottle of champagne or a beer and says ‘thanks for hosting now go hide in the bathroom for a second’ . . . or you can just hide it and drink it after everybody’s gone.
Here’s what you’ll need ::
paper straw – or even a stainless steel one for some extra fancy
hot glue and gun
gift tag and a pen to label it
champagne bottles, wine, or beer bottles – the mini ones are cuter, but you can do big ones if you wanna
Here’s the how to ::
- cut a heart (or any other) shape out of your scrapbook paper and hot glue it onto the straw. Be sure not to use too much so you don’t melt the paper.
- Label your gift tag while you wait for it to dry.
- Once it’s dry weave the twine through the tag and around the straw before wrapping it around the bottle neck. Tie it securely!
- Enjoy the look on your friends face when you present them with a drink 🙂
What’s your favorite hostess gift to give?
Special thanks to Nina for taking these pictures while I packed her bags because that’s what’s friends do when life hands them an emotional weekend.