Surprise!

If you didn’t already know… I love surprising people! So what better way to kick off the wedding than by surprising our own party? Each person received a gift personalized for them. The girls got engraved necklaces and the guys got tie sets. I also created my own mini photo album (steps below). All of these little gifts went inside a cigar box (Michael’s $3.99 – other options here) – steps also below.

We arranged a dinner and texted everyone separately so they didn’t know what was going on. Donald and I arrived early so we could set their gifts on the table and place their names down as well. Everyone sat down at once and flipped over their names to reveal what role they would play in our wedding party. Needless to say, everyone seemed excited and I can’t wait for our wedding!

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Black, white, & GLITTER!

WARNING: This post contains a TON of gold glitter.

One of my closest friends had a milestone birthday, and I wanted to find a way to make her feel super special. As always, I look to Pinterest for inspiration. I decided to go with black, white, and gold since she wanted a “wine party” and those were the first colors that came to mind.

There were two main things for her surprise gift that made the night. The first surprise consisted of cards that listed things we (her friends & family) loved about her. I was inspired by the popular pin that has helium balloons with photos hanging at the bottom. However, the last surprise consisted of a slideshow, so I didn’t want to double up on photos. Instead of photos, I created gold glitter cards for under $5. The second surprise was a simple table full of gold and glittahhh (glitter).

Onto the tutorials (yay! my first real tutorials!):

DIY Glitter cards

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