Over the past few months, it has been my pleasure to be involved in the planning stages of our church’s Ladies Retreat. This year it was held at the Old Orchard Inn, in the Annapolis Valley. My responsibilities were gift bags, table centerpieces, and holding a workshop on decorating that included a craft.
Today I am sharing with you our gift bag. Watch for more posts on this retreat.
As the ladies came into the dining room on the Friday evening, there was a “gift bag” for them at their table place. On the table, there were beautiful bead bracelets scattered for the ladies to choose one as well.
The Committee decided we would like to use teacups as the “bag” part of the gift. After checking at some thrift stores, I concluded that they were too expensive when you were buying one for lots of ladies. You know that saying, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” I went on Facebook and asked my friends to check their cupboards and closets as they were doing their spring cleaning. I told them I would gladly take any teacups and saucers off their hands, if they no longer had a use for them. My friends were so supportive, and we gathered enough to use for the gift bags and a couple other ideas. (more later)
Purple was our theme color, so I filled the teacup with some purple Easter grass. Tucked in the grass was a tea light, a teabag, and that item that every woman can’t do without…chocolate!! My mom helped me complete them with the cellophane and purple bow!
A great idea for a ladies retreat, a teacher’s gift, mother’s day or any time a pretty little thank you is appropriate!
Photos courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography.
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