10-27-2015

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Welcome Baskets for a Virginia Wedding

FILED IN: Bridal Party & Groomsmen Gifts, Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted By: Jamie

You'd think that creating custom welcome baskets for a flower girl and ring bearer for a fall wedding at the Salamander Resort would be a cinch. Umm, not exactly. Especially when I don't have little ones of my own, it led to tons of second guessing about what is actually age-appropriate and what they will actually find fun. Luckily, I had a quick conversation with Laura of Events in the City (also a Mom!) and she set me straight, explaining that you can get kids the most elaborate toys and games in the world and in the end, they prefer simple. Thanks Laura! I took your advice, opted for "simple" and sure enough, they ended up perfect.

The wedding had a farm-to-table feel so I opted for baskets that were neutral and organic. I kept the contents roughly the same for each while mixing up some of the colors and including a few gender-specific items. For example, the girl basket contained a set of baby farm animal figurines and a bracelet loom. The boy basket got a set of plastic insects and kinetic sand. Since neither basket was totally gender specific, who knows, they may have even ended up sharing. Girls like sand too, right?

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Keeping things simple and child friendly, I chose organic apple juice, goldfish crackers, lollipops, bubbles and, of course, fruit. Had to the get the healthy in there somewhere!

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To dress up the baskets and elevate them to the level of the adult welcome baskets we also created, I finished them off with satin ribbon and hand-lettered calligraphy tags by Poppy & Scooter.

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And here they are, just before heading out the door to Middleburg, Virginia.

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To my surprise, I ended up having a blast creating these and look forward to many more. Moral of the story, my friends, welcome gifts aren't just for grown-ups! Would you like to welcome your ring bearer or flower girl with a special basket? Let's chat!

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