I was charged with games for a friend’s upcoming bridal shower and it was really fun to put together some fabulous prizes. Check out the games I chose in this post!
Now I don’t know about you, but I never win anything. So when I do win, I want to get something awesome, useful, and something I might not always buy for myself.
So I went in search of awesome prizes that I would want. In the mood for some “me time” I fueled up at Starbucks and headed to Target. (I'm so basic, I know) I raided the dollar spot, the candy aisle, the travel toiletries, and the end caps in the beauty section and I think I did pretty well!
What I got:
I also went to Amazon and grabbed some Flower girl books in case the two girls in attendance win a game. You can find “Pinkalicious: Flower Girl" here. It's short, cute and doesn't stick in my feminist craw because a little boy also wants to be a flower girl! #smashthepatriarchy
All told I spent about $100 for 20 prizes plus about $5 on the flower girl books. I went a bit overboard as my goal was 12 prizes (3 winners each for 4 games). All in all we ended up using most of them and I gifted the rest to the other bridesmaids, the mother of the groom, and the bride herself. Everybody wins!
My vision was to have first prize, second prize, and third prize for each of the 4 games we're doing and it worked out well. I tried to package them accordingly, and put items together that kind of made sense together. Here's what I came up with:
Coffee and Chocolate:
A nice bag of Godiva chocolates and a $10 Starbucks giftcard. This worked well as the first prize. We had one extra and gave it to the groom's mother.
A Relaxing Sunday:
Start your day off with a cup of instant Starbucks coffee, slap on a mud mask and indulge in some delicious chocolate. Don't mind if I do! This worked well as a second prize.
A Pick Me Up:
Energize your look with some Starbucks instant coffee, some dry shampoo and a fancy eyeshadow palette. Alternate title: The Exhausted Mom Beauty Routine. I ended up gifting most of these to the other bridesmaids. These are items they can put in their day of emergency kits!
Bath and Body WERK!
The old standby, classic travel size body wash and body lotion. Love the designs on these! I ended up having one leftover as these were good third/fourth prizes.
The Bath Bomb.com:
These little packages needed no extra wrapping. So simple and pretty and a great gift! A few went unclaimed so I gave them to people who were very close at winning some of the games and one to the bride.
Here they are in all their glory:
To see how I wrapped them up all beautiful and pretty with some DIY treat bag toppers, check out this post!
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