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Wedding Shower/Bachelorette "swag" bags .... my obsession with OOT bags translated to my best friends wedding!

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#1 torilynnsmith

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    Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:11 PM

    So once deciding on OOT bags for my own wedding I became OBSESSED with them and since mine are pretty much complete (If I could only get my wandering shopping eyes under control) I decided we would do a similar idea for my best friends bachelorette on Wednesday!!!!


    I will be flying in for her wedding as it is in Halifax Nova Scotia (where I used to live) and I am in Toronto, Ontario.  She did not ask for a bachelorette and her Mom help an intimate family shower for her in June but since myself and 2 other of her 4 bridesmaids couldn't make it as we are all flying in from out of town I really wanted to do something special for her.  She said we would have our own bachelorette/slumber party (back to our kiddie days) at the hotel the night before the wedding just her and her BMs but I feel she was only saying this because she didn't want any of us to feel obligated to come in ahead of time.  She is so awesome and I really wanted to throw and Surprise party for her but since she is not a go downtown hard partying drinking kind of girl annnnnnd I don't live in the same city anymore it definitely took a little work and organizing.  I hope all goes well this coming Wednesday when we try and pull off a surprise at her own home!!!!!


    We will be doing an At Home Spa Party, all the ladies chose a service and the spa is coming to us, we will have drinks and snacks and play my favourite take on the lingerie party (the panty game) and so I thought celebrity style "swag bags" were the perfect addition to our low key bachelorette for my bff. 


    I thought I would share with my fellow brides and DIYers as much can be the same for our wedding OOTs but it is also a nice idea for your own showers or bachelorettes!!!!!!  As always I will include a detailed price breakdown and shopping list!!!!


    I created stickers with the logo I also designed and each guests name on it (the bag pictured is for the "Mother of the Groom" and stuck them to green cardstock which I then glued to pink cardstock (her colours). I also created personalized labels for the lip chap and bubbles (templates below)


    The "Swag Bags" 





    The Contents (Coconut Key Lime Candle, Body Pouf, Nail Kit, Bubble Bath, Lip Chap)



    Bubble Bath front label up close (there is also a back label with the ingredients etc.)





    Shopping List and Price Break Down


    Bags -$0.50 each          2 for $1 at Dollarama (CANADA)

    Tissue - $0.05 each      20 sheets for $1 at Dollarama (CANADA)

    Nail Kits (include bamboo cuticle stick, large file, foot file, clippers and toe separators) -$1 Dollar Tree (US)

    Candle - 1 for $1 at Michaels (US) they have them in Canada for $1.50

    Bubble Bath - $0.64 each                      7 for $4.49 at The Bargain Shop (CANADA)

    Lip Chap Aquafina Brand - $0.63            2 for $1.25 at Dollarama (CANADA)

    Pouf - $0.20 each                                 5 for $1 at Everything for a Dollar Store (US)

    - best deal I found thought I believe dollarama has 4 for $1 now... look around you can get these cheap cheap!

    Ribbon for bag tags - $1.00 or $0.05 per bag (we did 20 bags)

    Card stock - $3 on sale at michaels for a package of 60 sheets or $0.15 per bag (obviously did not use it all and was able to use some for my own OOT bag labels!!!)

    Sticker Labels - $0.60 each                   25 sheets for $14.99 at Staples (staples brand) (CANADA)

    Printing $4.00 total or $0.20 per bag - I had the labels printed at staples as I was out of ink for my printer and wanted to get them done this was NOT the cheapest option but it made sense at the time!




    Total Cost per bag - $5.02 or approximately  $5.73 with tax (tax rate is all different in US and Canada but I used the higher of the two for arguments sake)


    I wanted to keep the bags around $5 a bag for contents and I was able to do the contents, bags, tissue and printing along with a ton of personalization annnnnd tax for under $6 so I am VERY happy with the final costs!  I hope you like the bags!!!!!!


    Happy planning    













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    #2 canadiangirl

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      Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:25 AM

      i luv your labels, but how do i edit them lol??? not a big fan of power point as i have no idea how to work it lol.....but  you did a great job on these

      Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica

      #3 Samantha88k

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        Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:29 AM

        What a great idea!! I also love the idea of a at-home spa party, a great option for those whose bridal parties may not be 21!

        #4 meBonidie2be

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          Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:21 AM

          they look so nice. Great job!

          #5 passionsarcasm

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            Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:05 AM

            Love this! I also want to create "swag" bags for my ladies. The spa theme was such a cute and thoughtful idea...I'm sure she is going to feel so touched!

            #6 torilynnsmith

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              Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

              Thanks ladies!!! Leigh I can help you out with editing lol

              #7 futuremrstgun

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                Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

                the pink & green is PERFECT!!!


                another GREAT JOB!!



                #8 canadiangirl

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                  Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:53 PM

                  big SMILES LOL LOL thanx hun...one of these days we should just give ur numbers and talk on the phone lmao and i would luv your help!!!

                  Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

                  Thanks ladies!!! Leigh I can help you out with editing lol


                  Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica

                  #9 JayKay

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                  Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

                  What a neat idea.  I will definately remember this for future things.

                  #10 jamieirene

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                    Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:12 PM

                    Omg these r so nice!

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