So after making those mini purses for my son's daycare workers, I kind of want to make them for the favors for my friend's bridal shower. My only dilemma is what to put in them. I am leaning towards making a theme of "the perfect pair" and doing decorations with shoes, etc. The crafty side of me wants to make a do it yourself footscrub to give as a favor, but a) that will take more time to make in addition to the other preparations and b) not sure if I can package that in the little purses. I could use little glass jars for the foot scrub instead, but my main concerns are cost and time.
So, any ideas of something to go in the purses other than the foot scrub or any ideas on how to cleverly package the foot scrub if I decide to go that route? There will be about 30 people there (we think). I could decorate plain canning jars but that would be a LARGE amount of footscrub to make, ya know... I hate to just fill the little purses with candy...but then again, most people love candy, especially chocolate.
yeah I kinda figured with the shoes the little purses would go well as a girly/diva kinda theme. those little purses from TBBM were so easy to assemble when I made them for Christmas, that I wanted to use them for this.
the foot scrub seems too labor intensive. the actual ingredients wouldn't be that expensive (either a sugar or salt scrub and some additional ingredients)...but needing to buy some type of glass jar (even if a mini one) would be expensive...plus decorating/altering the jars, etc. etc. with a new little one, I definitely won't have that kind of time
How bout instead of scrub you use a type of foot or hand lotion? I mean you can get cheap tubes of .99 or so from Avon of decent lotion. IDK. Just a thought. GL whatever you decide.
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What about making sugar cookie cut outs in the shape of a high heel and decorating them nicely? Package them in a cellophane bag with a fun ribbon to tie shut!
Last edited by AshnBill; 01-15-2011 at 10:27 PM.
for those of you who are good at cakes/cookies, what kind of icing would work best that wouldn't be mushy... royal icing? I am just thinking about the icing I used on sugar cookies at Christmas and they would have been squished/ruined in a cello. bag.
I can cut and bake...it is the decorating that intimidates me
Lauren, I have been using this frosting recipe. It is REALLY yummy, and the frosting dries so it'd be okay to bag up. I'm actually planning to make some Valentine cookies for my nieces and nephews and have cellophane bags to put them in. The frosting also looks really nice when you put it on (not chunky or anything, you know?). I even got comments on it at Christmas - wondering how I frosted them because it looked like it was painted on - so nice and smooth.
Here is the recipe:
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 Tblsp milk (adding in more if needed for proper spreading consistency)
1 Tblsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract (can use 1/2 tsp vanilla in place of the almond)
In a small bowl, mix the confectioners sugar with the milk. Start with 1 Tblsp but you will likely need a little more. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until the icing is smooth and glossy. If the icing is too thick add in a small amount more of corn syrup. Divide into as many bowls as you need and color.
eta I am no baking expert but that frosting would work well because it dries. And it's good.
Last edited by AshnBill; 01-16-2011 at 01:37 PM.
You're welcome! Maybe do a test run on some Valentine cookies! Let us know how they turn out!