Our soap favors turned out wonderful. They smelled delicious, were just the right size and perfect colors. And… I think the best part was all we did was wrap them up in plastic bags and tie a ribbon on them.
Our very special relative Sarah did all the work and she had a blast doing it. I purchased the materials and then the next thing I knew they were all ready to pick up. What a blessing Sarah was to us.
Do you have a Sarah who might just love to help with your favors?
Here’s hoping so,
About six weeks more until our big day and wedding favors are on the list to take care of. So…off to the Soap Store with one of my favorite friends. Sarah has happily volunteered to make our wedding favors for us.
She will be creating a small bar of homemade soap for our guests to take home with them. Our bride has chosen a two toned bar of soap using the colors of green and purple.
I will purchase the supplies needed with a few extras for Sarah to do what she wants with. We are so very blessed that she will tackle this project for us.
Sarah has fallen in love with making soap, and now I know why! You can’t help but want to make it yourself after being in the soap store. The finished bars are so beautiful and fragrant. What a fun trip!
The store is called Greencastle Soap Company and their website is http://greencastlesoap.com . It is located in Spokane not far off Division and Sprague. Part of the reason for the soap trip was so my son could see what soap making was all about.
He wants to sell soap to make money to spend on his honey bee business. I’m not sure of the logic behind this but I’m always glad when the children want to learn something new. And… if it keeps them away from the computer and TV longer it’s a big plus.
Our sales lady was very informative and had great tips and advice for those of us who know nothing about making soap. We were able to smell all kinds of oils that made up a variety of fragrances and see the different colors you can use for coloring your soap bars. My son had his notebook in hand, writng down prices and what tools he would need. Now he knows how much money to save up so he can get started in his soap making business.
Our sales lady asked who he would be selling to so she could help him decide what fragrance to purchase. I had to laugh because his sales will be to mom, sisters, grandmas and probably to all his friends mothers and sisters! He is determined… Of course I picked out my favorite fragrance, knowing I’ll be using lots of homemade soap in the near future. :~)
Will you do favors at your wedding? What have you decided on?
With our choice of colors made (red, white and off white) we began to see things that would be cute for our decorations. I remember talking to my friend Leanne about wanting Hershey’s kisses for the favors and wouldn’t it be cool to find red and gold ones. Well, the next day she was at the grocery store and there they were, and on sale, after Valentines day. I hopped down to the store and purchased all they had left.
Now I know your thinking it’s February and the wedding is in August; wouldn’t the candy get stale? Again, Leanne to the rescue. She had a machine that sucked all the air out and then sealed your food into a plastic bag. Wall-a, fresh until August.
Another time at the grocery store I saw the cutest six-inch flower pots and they were painted off white with red hearts all over them. I bought all they had, I think it was seven; they were a very good price. I was not sure what I’d use them for yet, but …. I think it was at this point we decided we liked the hearts and went with them on some of our ribbon selection too.
Letting people know of our needs and wants was – in a big way – how we were able to do everything so inexpensively. Friends and family were so eager to help. What a blessing this was.
Are you beginning to see things ?