Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summertime Bridal Shower Gift

I recently went to a bridal shower and had to pick a gift out without the benefit of the wish list the bride had made. This picnic set wasn't on her list, but what red-blooded American bride could resist the lure of a perfectly country picnic basket and picnic blanket/tablecloth to match?

It's all from Target in their seasonal section up front. Be careful when you go in there, so much cuteness is on the shelves it's hard to resist getting something for yourself! But what if you don't have a Target? Try finding picnic baskets at garage sales and fix them up and then line them and make a tablecloth to match and you'll have gifts on hand for a wedding or shower gift.

Well, I tried my darndest to make this one irresistible to this summertime bride. I would have liked to have foofed and fussed with it more, but I walked out of the store at 3:06 and the shower was to begin at 3:30.

This set is fine all by itself. But it's fun to put inside: some fun colored napkins and paper plates, and glasses. It would be cute, too if you could slip in a picnic-sized set of mustard/catsup/relish. And for a gift tag you could attach a couple recipe cards with great recipes for picnics: like deviled eggs or brownies, or anything that YOU like to take on picnics! I made a gift tag with a cute 3-D strawberry sticker on it and used curly ribbon to match the colors on the liner and blanket. On the tag I wrote my best wishes and this note:

No matter where you live, always take the time for the simple things: like a picnic with your sweetheart!

1 comment:

Kathie Truitt said...

You always have the best pictures.

Also, I answered your question first on my blog.