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Friday
Mar052010

simple favors

For November9's red egg and ginger party, we made these simple favors for our guests. We wrapped boxes of ginger thin cookies in gold foil wrapping paper, spray painted small styrofoam eggs cherry red, then attached three eggs on top of each box with a hot glue gun.

A red egg and ginger celebration is usually held around a baby's one-month birthday. Guests are often given red hard boiled eggs and foil wrapped ginger candy as favors. The thought of hard boiling and dyeing eggs was a huge turn off, so we stepped outside the box and came up with a parting gift that honors this centuries-old tradition while modernizing it with a twist. Each favor also doubled as a place card - propped against a red egg was a red egg-shaped card with each guest's name handwritten on it (not pictured due to my forgetfulness.)

And the invitation...

 

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