Have you ever been at a party and suddenly became self conscious about your breath from the garlic you just ate; maybe spilled something on your dress, or a sudden gust of wind blows your perfect hair in all directions. What did you do? I bet you ran to the ladies room; looked in the mirror and screamed…eeekkk! You most likely looked around for help but there was nothing there.
Don’t let this happen to the guests at your wedding. Why not make a cute bathroom basket for the reception hall bathrooms. These baskets are simple to make and your guests will appreciate them.
To get started purchase a few baskets (local thrift stores are a great source). These baskets can be as simple or as fancy as you like. Keep them natural, paint them to match your colors, and decorate with ribbons or flowers.
Start shopping early for items so can watch for sales at your local stores and maybe save some money. You don’t need to put anything super fancy in your basket…keep it simple.
Here is what I would suggest…
- Deodorant (use can spay as people won’t want to share roll on or solid)
- Female Hygiene products…tampons, pads
- Things for hair…Hairspray, Bobby pins, something for quick ponytails, brush & comb
- Aspirin, and antacids such as Tums, or Alka Seltzer, cough drops
- Things for Breath…Any type of Gum, or Mints, maybe Mouthwash (be sure to provide small cups for rinsing.)
- Maybe some body spray (vanilla scent is a good choice), hand lotion, and lip gloss. Clear nail polish might also be useful for stopping runs in nylons.
Men’s Basket - The Men’s basket will be very similar to the Ladies except remove the personal ladies items. The Mens basket should also maybe have a very light scented cologne, and add some toothpicks (for some odd reason men like them.)
One great item you may want to include in both the men’s and ladies room is “Shout Wipe and Go”. These are great in case your guests spill food or drink on their fancy clothes. And a special note to the bride…have some of these nearby you at all times.
Before you assemble your baskets please either remove all items from the packages or at least open the packages before you put them in the baskets. Unopened packages may intimidate some guests from opening them.
Next to the basket you can put a simple note or maybe a sweet poem in a picture frame telling the guests to help themselves to the items.
Here are a few poem ideas you might want to play around with.
Compliments of the newlyweds
To help you feel your best!
Just use a little…freshen up,
And leave for other guests!
If your skin feels dry, your hair out of place,
Your throat is parched, or whatever the case.
We’ve put this together to help you along,
Now get yourself out there before the next song!
So happy you’re here to share in our special day!
But should something happen to go astray,
Please help yourself to the contents within,
Wet wipe, hand lotion, and even aspirin,
Use only what you need and leave the rest,
It may also be useful to another guest,
So repair the damage that may have been done,
Then hurry on back and join in the fun!
Compliments of (Type in your names)