Wedding Gift Basket

18 August 2010
Last summer when Dave’s sister got married, we decided we wanted to do something special for them.  They spent the weekend at the hotel where the wedding reception was held, so we wanted to give them something they could use on their mini honeymoon.  We put together this basket and dropped it off at the hotel front desk, they made sure to get it to their room so it was waiting for them.    
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We wanted to go all out and had a great time choosing the items.  The basket included everything one might need for a weekend in, but you could do this on any scale that you want.  Maybe just a midnight snack?  Or a basket of breakfast items like gourmet jams, croissants, baguette, and orange juice?
We included funny double entendre items like whoopie pies, Simply Naked pita chips, Lay's potato chips, beef stick & passion fruit tea. Plus, we put in Intercourses {an aphrodisiac cookbook}, candles, a cd of love songs {Dave's part of the gift!}, and various and sundry other items. I loved the little bags of candy that had "Mego + Nick sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G" labels on them. 
We also included lots of other goodies like fresh fruit, olive oil & dipping spices, cheese twists, a baguette, and sweets like mini apple pies, biscotti, and two bite brownies .  We made sure to include napkins, disposable plates, a cutting board & knife.  There were a few specialty beers for Nick, mini Asti bottles for Meg & plenty of non-alcoholic stuff too. 
The wedding color was pool blue, so we picked up a big plastic beverage tub and kept all of the accessories, napkins, ribbon, and paper products in that color family.
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MommyLisa said...

So fun.

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

Wow, that's such a great idea! :) I hope they enjoyed it.

Rebecca D said...

Too fun... I have a wedding coming up, I may borrow this...
PS. Of course you can come visit... just let me know when... I recommend summer (as in next year, because we have like 2 weeks of it left and it will get chilly... fast) or fall... There is nothing like fall in Maine... (except summer, I guess... your choice)

Swistle said...

I love this idea SO MUCH! After my (first) wedding, we went to our hotel and we were so hungry: we'd had no time to eat at our reception.

@JessEsco said...

That is an amazing idea!

Holly Lefevre said...

This is fabulous. I love the mix of items you included. A truly thoughtful and unique gift!

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