As the wedding date quickly approaches the groomsmen may be planning on kidnapping your fiancé for a few hours...or maybe even the weekend to throw him a bachelor party. So before your hubby-to-be is whisked away, why not send him and his companions off with a survival kit!? We found a lot a great items that would be fun AND useful right at our local dollar store that you can include. Here are some tips to help you put together your own kit...
THEME: We LOVE themes!!! You can really "wow them" by sticking with a color them or if the bachelor party includes an activity (golf, camping weekend, poker night etc..) you can incorporate that activity into your theme. One of the funny themes we found was a" Hangover" movie them.
THE GOODS: Here comes the fun part...shopping for the "survival tools!" Some of the basics to include are gum/mints, water bottle (try adding your own personalized label to the bottle!), chewable Pepto-Bismol, Chapstick, Advil and a small bag of pretzels or "snack pack "of crackers. You can really make the kits as simple or extravagant as you want. Some other suggestions of items to add include, small nip sized bottle of your grooms favorite Spirit, playing cards, wet wipes, Band-Aids, mouthwash, Red bull, personalized glassware or mug and maybe (MAYBE) add a few one dollar bills!
THE PACKAGING: A simple brown paper lunch bag or gift bag can be an inexpensive way to present your survival kit. If you want something a bit more sturdy opt for a plastic shoe-box sized bin. If you are feeling crafty, permanent markers or craft paints work well to personalize and /or decorate the bin! A mason jar with cover is also a great container. It can also double as glassware if you include the ingredient's for a cocktail! Another option is to make a basket and fill with the items to leave out for the guests to access through the night.
Most importantly DME encourages everyone to be safe, responsible and by all means have FUN!!