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DIY: Party Favors Part I

Yay! Third week in a row for my DIY posts! Doesn't seem like much, but for this Gemini who easily gets distracted by life -- it's an accomplishment... trying to be less Gemini-y and trying to finish a project here without dropping it and starting a new one...

Anywho, today I wanted to share the party favors we gave to our guests at our wedding... and this was hard to decide on... I researched a million party favors online... we definitely wanted to do a practical gift, since we knew giving our guests dove shaped crystals would only end up collecting dust -- it had to be something a bit more personal... and functional... so after mulling over heart shaped cookie cutters, bottle openers, and picture frames -- we decided to make it ourselves... since Dave and I are big music fans (and always trying to stump each other on who the artist is), we decided on making a cd with a compilation of songs that reflected us... songs that took us back to when we started dating... and songs that resonated our love for each other... we requested the songs on the cd to be played at the wedding... so when our guests listen to the cd, it would take them back to our wedding day =)

Thanks to family friend & wedding helper Charmaine, she burned 100 discs in one day... pretty awesome!  The rest of the work my husband and I did... he was such a cute helper by the way =) We made black & white CD labels with our name, an engagement picture & our wedding date on it...
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we placed them into CD envelopes...
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then with another set of whimsical colored paper, I cut them to fit square envelopes (from Michael's)... printed labels on white card stock... then glued everything together & had perfectly wrapped CDs to gift to our guests... (tip: make sure you print & cut everything you need prior to assembling... it just makes everything run more smoothly)
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the theme of the evening was "the sweetest night"...
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aren't they adorable? our guests loved them... we get calls from friends saying they were just listening to our cd =) pretty neat...
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these were personal... cost effective... and a hit... but there's more, we gave two party favors... yea, we decided on two... so stay tuned for next week's DIY: Party Favors part II =) hope you enjoyed...

2 comments:

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

OMG! What a great idea, it so so sweet! I love the paper you chose!!!

jamilah said...

thank you! I loved the paper also! so fun!