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A friend of mine purchased small clutches for her bridesmaids (now she says she wishes I’d made them) and wanted me to come up with a really small emergency kit to stuff into them and well as small kits the groomsmen could slip into their pockets. She wanted to give them their ER kits the night before at the rehearsal dinner (which gave me an idea for the groomsmen) as part of their bridal party thank you gifts.
We talked about ideas and when I mentioned including Tide®-To-Go pens and she said, the kit needs to be even smaller.
This is what I came up with for the Bridesmaids:
I included 20 bobby pins and 1 hair band; both matching the individual bridesmaid’s hair color (two blonde, one brunette and one black). I added 4 small safety pins for any clothing mishap, a mini bottle of clear nail polish (for their mani-pedi or their panty hose), a Pep-o-mint Lifesaver® to defeat bad breath, 35¢ (in a far-fetched world where their cell phone breaks and no one else around them has a cell phone), three bandages (different sizes), an individual pack of aspirin, two Pepto Bismol™ chewable tablets, a stain remover wipe, and a Stridex™ Power Pad (for their faces).
This is what I came up with for the Groomsmen:
I included shoe polish wipes (which the bride had picked up the last time she stayed in a hotel), 4 safety pins, 3 bandages, several packages of aspirin, 6 Pepto Bismol™ chewable tablets, a stain remover wipe, a Stridex™ Power Pad, 35¢ (I figured for their get out of jail phone call) and several Pep-o-mint Lifesavers®.
Two of the single groomsmen received and additional item in their ER Kits, but I won’t mention what it is on my wholesome blog…
I played around to carefully arrange these items in a small prescription medicine bottle (which I had to ask her to solicit enough from her family). I labeled the bridesmaids kits “A Night Out ER Kit” and labeled the groomsmen kits “After A Night Out ER Kit”.
I surprised the bride with one of her own as well as one for her fiance. She liked the Bridal Party Emergency Kits so much, that she asked me to make more, for her Mom, Dad, future MIL, future FIL and future step-MIL. If I ever make these again, I’ll have to paint the bottles into small tuxes and gowns.