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the one with the perfect hostess gift

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

scrapbook paper

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 ::

  1. 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.
  2. Label your gift tag while you wait for it to dry.
  3. Once it’s dry weave the twine through the tag and around the straw before wrapping it around the bottle neck. Tie it securely!
  4. 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.

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  • Reply LIndsay

    This is brilliant! I am in love with this idea! My sister is getting married and this would be perfect for her bachelorette party.

    September 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Jo-Anne

    Yes looks like the perfect gift to me…………just so you know

    September 29, 2015 at 10:22 pm
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