Giving Back to Your Entourage (Part II)

Early on in my blogging, I shared with you how, as a bridesmaid, I put together a goody bag for a bride’s entourage at her bachelorette. Well, as my bachelorette approached, I started brainstorming gift ideas for the lovely ladies that would be joining me in the sun.

It started with a couple themes…blue & green + weekend away. Blue & green are our wedding colors and, since we were all flying down to Florida, it worked! The first item I found was a frame that fit perfectly.

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Lilly Pulitzer frame

I thought it would be fun to have a framed picture from the weekend for everyone to display….which matched with the online description “strike a pose and frame your favorite photo in colorful patterns that will bring a bit of Palm Beach to your mantel” (even better…Jupiter is right by Palm Beach).

Next up…something that would help the ladies through the return from vacation. Because we all know how hard Mondays are after a weekend away! Caffeine is absolutely a necessity and, hey, who doesn’t like a cute cup?

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Monogrammed stainless steel travel mug

I opted to personalize each mug—using script font—emerald thread on navy patterns and royal thread on green patterns. Since all but one of those joining for the bachelorette are unmarried, I didn’t want to have an incorrect monogram later on…thus influencing my decision to use a single letter.

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Seven cute cups (if you want the names of the fabrics, let me know)

Finally, I chose a little something to help the ladies mark their territory…a funky, floral luggage tag!

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Vera Bradley luggage tag

I picked up several different versions (all in the blue / green family) and planned to use them as the tags for their gifts. I also had big plans to include a Starbucks gift card—to help with the caffeine fix—but alas, life got in the way (see also, uncoordinated gift bags).

Despite my failure, I managed to squeeze everything in my carry-on bag – to be assembled in Florida!

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I thought the cards were pretty fitting!

I was very excited to give these gifts to my friends…almost as much as I was about my bachelorette (recap up soon)!

Did you do anything special for your “entourage?”

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Mrs. Turkey

Location:
Philadelphia
Wedding Date:
May 2012

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    Mrs. Parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:21 am

    Ah, I want one of those cute mugs! What a great idea – I’m sure your BMs loved these!

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    Mrs. Treasure 1638 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:13 am

    Super cute! I love doing little gifts like that.

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    FutureMrsSpencer 526 posts, Busy bee @ 9:20 am

    Cute! I am coming up with a bag full of goodies, thanks to the ideas of other bees.

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:40 am

    You are so thoughtful, what great gifts for a beachy bachelorette!

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:53 am

    You are so great with coordinating your gifts and picking out such useful items, your lucky bridesmaids!

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    Mrs. Coyote 1478 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:19 am

    Ohhhh I wanna be a bridesmaid just so I can have one of those cute travel mugs! I love them!! :D

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    luckyduckinlove 220 posts, Helper bee @ 1:04 pm

    love all you royal blue and green gift ideas! my theme is royal blue and lime green and i love those!!!! If our bags weren’t so beyond finished i would totally get some of these amazing things (I did frames too!!!)

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    Mrs. Dragon 2891 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:20 pm

    I love how it all coordinates!

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    scottishmrs 2823 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:36 pm

    I made hangers for my BMs and I etched some Initials onto champage glasses for them. I might make them each a piece of jewellery too.
    I really like your travel mugs! You did them yourself?

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    Mrs. Fox 1633 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:40 pm

    I’m sure the girls totally loved the little gift bags.. not everyone does that for a bachelorette party! The mugs are darling. I want. ;)

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    Mrs. Turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 3:41 pm

    Thanks, ladies! My friends did love the gifts and laughed at me for getting them something, but I wanted to thank them for making the trip!

    @luckyduckinlove: Great color scheme! Love lime green accents.

    @Miss Coyote: Haha – the non bridesmaids who attended got these gifts too!!

    @YoungBride1414: So sweet. I did not make the mugs myself. They were from here: http://www.preppymonogrammedgifts.com/catalog.php?item=1191&catid=50&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D50

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