Emergency kits for your BBQ wedding reception #Favors & Flowers#barbecue#wedding favors#wedding kits#welcome bag September 15 2011 | Guest post by Miss Moppet Photo by Rob Gingerich We wanted to make favors that would be useful, so I totally borrowed an idea from the welcome bag with an awesome, party-friendly, "emergency kit" post and decided to make the perfect wedding BBQ emergency kit! They came out great and were a big hit. Here's what we included in our wedding BBQ emergency kit… Ingredients: 42 lime green bags 1 package of 2"x4" clear address labels 1 roll of apple green raffia 1 tag-shaped craft puncher 10 sheets of brown craft paper 1 stamp with quote and ink 20 sheets of 65lb shimmery pearl paper 4 boxes of Deep Woods Off bug spray towelettes 1 box of 50 plastic aprons 100 moist towelettes 1 box of mint flavored toothpicks 40 boxes of Magic: The Gathering Starter Decks First thing was to make the labels for the front. I made a logo in Microsoft Word of a heart with our initials in it. Then I opened the correct size label template, dropped it in and printed it onto the label sheets. We cut them out and placed them centered on the bags. Then I made label quotes. We printed them, cut them out and stuck them to the front of the bags. I really liked doing it this way, because if our guests want to reuse the bag for gifts or something, the labels peel right off. Related Post A welcome bag with an awesome, party-friendly, "emergency kit" Tribe member krissybeth just won my heart with her welcome bags for her Las Vegas wedding. They all include a very special emergency kit that... Read more I used quotes from Erica Jong, Joss Whedon, George Moore, The Princess Bride, and pretty much every movie we've loved. Then, I made bathroom maps and printed them out on opalescent card stock. I rolled them up and tied them with the raffia. We grouped about five toothpicks and tied them with the same ribbon. We stuffed each bag with one apron, one bunch of toothpicks, two moist towelettes, two bug spray towelettes, and one box of Magic: The Gathering starter cards. I really thought no one was going to play Magic. My friend insisted on us putting the cards into the bags. When we came back from getting our pictures taken, our reception was broken up into three groups and they were all either playing or watching others play. It was like nerd Nirvana! Next I made the brown tags. Now you can buy those already cut at the craft store for about $4 but it was free since I already had the puncher and the paper, so I cut my own. Then I stamped them with an Oliver Wendel Holmes quote, "Life is a great bundle of little things." We tied them to the handle of the bags with the remainder of the plastic ribbon stuff. Voilà! BBQ emergency bags. They were pretty inexpensive and looked really fancy. Hurray for bargain favors! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Miss Moppet I'm an, as yet, unpublished romance novelist. I'm also a big haired biracial babe with a handsome cracker fiance. I read young adult fiction and romances and paranormal anything. I'm a former goth and a future fashion victim (it's just a good bet). http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/MissMoppet PREVIOUS Adele & John’s anachronistic Victorian World's Fair wedding NEXT Wedding dramaz: 9 crucial steps to take when communicating while upset or angry Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] LOVE it! 4 agree Reply I love this idea. It could be adapted and used for so many party applications. And the using the various quotes…too fun. Would love to see pics of the rest of the wedding. 2 agree Reply this is fantastic. i love practical favours and these are awesome. 2 agree Reply As a mosquito magnet nerd#1 and someone who gets stuff stuck in my teeth 😛 I would be so happy to get this favor at a bbq wedding. 1 agrees Reply Aah! Buffy and Magic! Too good to be true 😀 I think that having the cards was a great idea. A fun way to keep everyone happy and entertained. But I might just think that cause I heart Magic. 😀 Reply This is awesome! We are planning on doing a BBQ for a reception! I have this bookmarked already! 1 agrees Reply MTG and BBQ! Amazing! Many kutos to you! Reply Magic! Cards! Ahhhhh! Reply I just caught the note that the labels were peel-off-able. I LOVE that. So many times I've gotten cute little bags or boxes as favors and it had SO & SO written on it–totally had to trash it, just because someone felt the need to stick their monogram on it. 1 agrees Reply "Nerdvana!" -The Big Bang Theory. 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