Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Girls' Night Out, Holidays | Posted on 16-11-2011
A drum roll, please!
Stocking stuffers! Christmas is just a little more than a month away, so it’s time to think about rocking the stocking with a small, personal gift you know will bring a smile to someone’s face! Why favors?
So glad you asked! Favors fit perfectly into virtually every stocking size, and it’s easy to find a favor to suit almost anyone. Pick a different favor for everyone on your list or find one favor with special meaning and buy a bunch to get the price break!
Here’s a personal example—I not only love to read, I also do everything I can to encourage reading for both kids and adults. My stocking stuffer last year was the lovely, winter themed “Snowflake” bookmark with stunning ice-blue tassels. As you’ll see when you head to Kate Aspen’s site, we feature bookmark favors in several styles! Buy one or two—or more than a few!
Getting together with lots of girlfriends over the next few weeks? How about stuffing their stockings with a manicure kit favor or a trendy luggage tag?
And who among us doesn’t have a few family and friends who are exceedingly fond of tea? Toss one of our terrific tea favors in each fabric footie, and their cups will runneth over with delight!
When beverage preferences include beer and wine, we’ve got you covered—stuffer-wise—there, too! Drink in these bottle stoppers and bottle openers; they’re just a few of the choices we have in our collection!
Well, now that you’re stuffed with useful information—specifically, why Kate Aspen favors make “little gift” shopping a piece of fruitcake, I’ll be on my way to find more bright ideas for your holiday!
Happy HOLIDAY Planning!
Good fortune is sure to be headed your way if you’re planning an Asian-themed wedding. Full of lucky symbols, tradition and well wishes, it’s easy to share that with your guests with our collection of Asian wedding favors. From lucky elephants to golden Buddhas, the selection is impressive and the appeal is universal. No matter what the theme, you can add an Asian flair to be as subtle or bold as you dare!
Your outdoor wedding will be blooming with appreciation when you choose our garden wedding favors to accent your décor. Black mini lanterns help set the mood, while the cherry blossom coasters and soaps are a soft, sweet yet meaningful reminder of your love, affection and good fortune. Don’t forget to place a fan in each seat to help guests keep cool!
Everyone should do their part to help preserve and protect the environment. It might seem like a small thing, but even your choice of wedding favors can have a profound impact on the earth. Choose biodegradable favors and confetti and incorporate bamboo wherever possible. Useful favors, like these bamboo coasters, protect the earth while giving guests a wonderful accent they can use at home.
You’ve found your perfect mate. Lucky you! No wonder everyone has gathered to wish you well. Whether you’re having a traditional ceremony or not, these meaningful favors represent how fortunate you truly are and share some good fortune with your guests. Lucky symbols expressed in elegant favors include elephants, golden Buddha, bottle stoppers with the “Double Happiness” design and fortune cookies.
Inspired by over 5,000 years of history and culture, these specially crafted gifts celebrate the beauty and elegance of the Far East while adding a distinctly modern sophistication to your special day.
Posted by Kate Aspen | Posted in Favors for all life events | Posted on 03-11-2011
And it’s not just a “big-bloom boom”! In the coming year, the flowers in your bridal bouquet might be sharing the space with a few enhancements, some made by humans and some by Mother Nature. For starters, next year’s bouquets are coordinating with next year’s trends toward vintage and Victorian wedding styles and rich earth tones. Let’s talk!
- With vintage and Victorian wedding gowns, Lilly of Weddings by Lilly suggests using “feminine, soft colors such as cream, ivory, white, light pink, or lavender in big blooms like anemones, gardenias, hydrangeas or peonies.” Here’s the part I adore! She recommends that you embellish your wedding bouquet with things like pearls, lace or sparkly, vintage brooches on the stems. Gorgeous!
- It’s time to style down the aisle with bouquets featuring “unconventional bouquet plants and natural earthy greens, such as feathers, fruit, grasses, ferns and herbs.” The idea is to create the look of an English garden.
- This upcoming trend is lovely, too! Lilly predicts a change from the past few years—instead of those big, bright bundles of flowers, “think natural earth tones with one small splash of color.” Imagine a bouquet of white gardenias with one purple anemone thrown in the mix, or a bouquet of peach peonies and white flowing feathers along the edges, with pearls trimming the bouquet stems.
Lilly also reminds you to consider the seasonal viability of the flowers you want as well as the colors that will tie into your wedding scheme. Make sure the flowers you’ve set your heart on are available at the time of year you want to marry.
Adding pizzazz to your bouquet doesn’t diminish the beauty of the flowers one tiny bit! If you’re a big fan of flowers, your reception-table centerpieces and wedding favors are ideal spots to infuse with flowers. Think about including pearls, feathers, crystals, sparkly brooches, lace, and even a few of those “unconventional plants” in flowered centerpieces. Simply smashing! And favors? Cast your eyes on these fabulous, flowery thank-you gifts!
So many Kate Aspen favors celebrate flowers that you’ll find it simple to top your tables with unique favors that also add pizzazz to your décor! Meanwhile, make your bouquet the hit of the day!