Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast At Tiffany's Inspired Prizes l DIY

3.21.2011

Back in February, I had a request to create the game prizes for a Breakfast at Tiffany's Theme Bridal Shower in Boston, MA. Arts and crafts are right up my alleyway so I couldn't be more ecstatic about it. Michael's Craft Store is great for any DIY projects so I instantly went there for the supplies I needed. (Have to mention they have weekly 40% coupons for any non-sale items). I found square shaped boxes with lids on sale for $1.25. Once I arrived home, I started of the project with wrapping the boxes with a Tiffany blue colored wrapping paper and included a white ribbon just on the lid to replicate the look of the Tiffany’s box. If you plan to cover any box, my suggestion is to use double-sided tape when wrapping the boxes because there's no drying time. In addition, it won't show any visible air bubbles that glue can sometimes leave.  


The great thing about creating your own gifts bags is that you can fill it with whatever you like. I packed the bottom of the boxes with newspaper and covered the pile with shredded white tissue fillers to provide height for the items inside. To each box, to fit in with the theme, I put the stylish 1961 Audrey Hepburn movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's, a bottle of white wine, a bag of Cracker Jacks, an eye mask, a box of chocolate (which I wrapped the same as the exterior box) and couple strands of pearls.

What do you think?

Each Tiffany's themed box cost around $20 to create. This project was affordable and a lot of fun to make. Seeing the thrilled expression on my client's face after she saw the finished product reminded me of why I love doing what I do! 

If you have any questions or need someone to assist you on your next task, contact us at linda@lemondropteam.com.

Sweet Planning!
Linda

All About The Cupcakes l Georgetown Cupcake

3.09.2011

Besides my love for planning weddings, my other obsession is delicate creations called cupcakes. Back in December, my boyfriend and I took a trip out to La Plata, Maryland to visit his cousin, Matt. The following day, I dragged the boys along for a road trip to Georgetown Cupcake (also known as DC Cupcakes) run by sisters, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis located in Washington DC who had their own television show on TLC of last year.



The line was insanely long when we arrived at this specialty store. I certainly had second thoughts about waiting outside in negative degree weather but somehow convinced myself and the guys that it'll be worth the wait. The line moved pretty quickly and after 25 minutes of waiting, we were finally in! The cupcakery had a real fun whimsical environment. All the cupcakes are baked on site daily and the smell of the place was delectable. The cupcakes only cost $2.75 each.  For an even better deal you could get ½ dozen for $15 or a dozen for $29. They are perfectly sized and incredibly moist. I had to stop myself from drooling while I ordered my top choice cupcakes. Salted Caramel, Mint Oreo, and Key Lime were just a few of my selections. Of course, the Red Velvet Cupcake made it out of the store with us but it wasn't long until I got a hold of it.



My overall experience at Georgetown Cupcake was great. I would definitely recommend anyone who is a fan of cupcakes to stop in and pick up one, two or a few to go! If you can't make a trip out to Washington DC anytime soon, not a problem, Georgetown Cupcake ships throughout the US! The show's second season airs on TLC on Fridays at 10pm!

Sweet Planning!
Linda