Thomas was not that much harder, I just did a blue bag and filled it with a spiderman coloring book, temporary tattoos that glow in the dark, and crayons that had pictures of the characters from Cars on them. My friend Holli said he colored in the car on the way to dinner :)
|Flower girls and Ring bearer gifts|
Bags are from thirtyonegifts.com they did the monograming too!
The bridesmaid gifts were a little harder. I picked dresses that had ruffles at the neck and thought jewelry would be too much with the ruffles. However, some girls wanted to wear a necklace and I knew all of them had a pearl necklace so I told them just to wear a pearl necklace (optional) and pearl earrings. So, what to give them since the traditional gift is the jewelry they would normally be wearing at the wedding. I wanted something personal, but something that was the same for everyone. I also wanted it to be something they could use again and again, a functional item. Monogramed tote bags! John's mom actually found these knock off L.L. Bean bags at The Christmas Tree store( I love that there is a zipper and an outside pocket)! I tried to get as close to everyone's favorite color that I could (the store only had 4 colors to chose from). I then took them to this little store near my office and got them all monogramed with each person's initials. Much to my delight, everyone ended up using the bag on the day of the wedding! I thought that it would be a good overnight bag or something like that. Since everyone changed at the church, the bridesmaids all brought their bags to throw their street clothes into. I am very happy and pleased they all liked the bags so much. I think they turned out great and they were pretty inexpensive to do as well. Just $14 a bag.
|Bridesmaid bags! I love them so much and had fun picking the thread colors for the monograming|