Our daughter's wedding is this Saturday...We are down to the wire with just a few details left to take care of before the big day! One of our last things on this now-dwindling list of things to do (thank goodness!) is a gift basket for out of town guests. Our groom is not "from around these parts" as they say, so we are expecting a considerable number of guests to drive or fly here. We wanted to thank them for coming, welcome them to our city, and make their stay just a little more comfortable. One day I found these little buckets on the dollar aisle at Target--I just love that aisle! We purchased a split of champagne (just right for a toast for two), some assorted crackers, and the bride's favorite- peanut M&M's. Memphis is known for its barbeque. We wanted something uniquely "Memphis" for our guests and our caterer, a world-class "pit-master", just happened to have written a little book on barbeque. Off to Hobby Lobby for yet another roll of ribbon, and we were in the bucket business!
The bride and groom composed a personal note of thanks, a list of their favorite places to hang out or eat, and some tourist attractions. Of course, Graceland is on there--thank you very much(she said with an Elvis accent :) We printed directions to the church from the hotel on the back. Our matron of honor came to help fulfill her duties and a couple of hours later we were done!
We made about forty of these based on hotel reservations. Thank you all for indulging me and sharing this happy time with me! I promise NO MORE WEDDING!---after the pictures, of course :) Susan has some expert advice on how to create those large pictures and tweak your own blog. Visit her and all our creative friends at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Wish us luck!!