Thursday, August 16, 2012

the gift that just keeps on giving

i went to hermann, mo over the weekend for a bachelorette
and had the most amazing time.
but before i delve into all of that
i want to share what i got the bride for her shower gift.
it takes a little bit of time
but it's super easy
and sweet.
let's just say there were only a few dry eyes left in the the room
once she opened it.

i saw it done a couple years back
with my sorority sisters
and i even i cried.
so since my bff, lindsay
had never seen it
and also loves wine
it seemed perfect.

first buy six different bottles of wine/champagne.
then type up the following poems
and print them out on craft paper.
tie the little poems to the wine bottles with ribbon.
i bought a basket and stuffed it with tissue paper
and wa lah:
the perfect bridal shower gift.

Wedding Night - Champagne

The night you have dreamed of is finally here
The future surrounds you with hope and yet fear
You’ve wanted so long to find your perfect mate
Sip this wine and toast this perfect date
The night is meant for you to share
Enjoy each other – a perfect pair!!

First Fight - Red Wine

(** i actually found wine called 'the mad housewife' - ha!**)
When fights occur and tempers get hot
Pour a glass and be thankful for what you’ve got
If you always agreed it would certainly be a bore
And by asking for Lindsay’s hand, Turnbow is surely in for more!

First Anniversary - White Wine

Been married a year, where did the time go?
No longer newlyweds, now you are pros
Hope the days found you in good health and good spirit
Keep saying I love you – one always needs to hear it!
Now toast this first date, it’s certainly not the last
And as you build your future don’t ever forget the past!

First Dinner Party - White Wine

(**i bought blackberry wine. you can do whatever.**)
Open your home to entertain and eat
Catch up with old friends and new ones to meet
When the night is over share this bottle of wine
But don’t sit down yet – it’s clean up time!!

First Christmas - Beaujolais

A wise man said wine is better than beer
And now is the season for lots of holiday cheer
So pop the cork and relax a bit,
And when the night is through,
Kiss goodnight, close your eyes
And Santa will be good to you!

First Baby - Sparkling Grape Juice

The news that a baby will soon share your life
will make you a mother, not only a wife
You’ll see it through good times and sometimes the bad
Lindsay the loving mother, and Turnbow the dearest dad
Since this is just juice, Lindsay can still have a glass.
Sit back and relax – nine months will quickly pass!

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