AUTHOR: BEC OF 'FOR EVERY HEN'
Help your best friend and her husband celebrate big milestones in marriage (first anniversary, five year anniversary, ten years – it’s your choice!) with a sweet box of goodies prepared by family and friends. It will be a truly unique game for her hen party/bridal shower, and a wonderful surprise in years to come. See below to learn how to organise a 'party time capsule'.
How to Organise Your Party Time Capsule
YOU WILL NEED:
Bits and pieces to fill the box (find out more below). These can be brought to the party by guests and/or created at the celebration.
Before the big day, put the call-out to party goers asking them to bring along a little something for your hen’s time capsule container.
Explain that this special keepsake will be sealed after the party and gifted to the bride-to-be – ready to be opened on a designated date (the couple’s first wedding anniversary, for example).
Guests may choose to wrap their gift if they want to keep it a surprise from everyone (including the host!).
Alongside these goodies, you may also like to organise a few written activities (that can be completed at the celebration and popped in the box). Date Ideas and Favourite Memories are just two of many options that are perfect for this. For more choices, you can view our list of hen party games by clicking here.
And finally, a polaroid camera is a wonderful way to add special moments from the actual celebration. Happy snaps can be taken throughout the event, and placed straight into the time capsule. Take a few sneaky snaps that your bride-to-be doesn’t get to see – they will make for a beautiful surprise when she opens the box down the track.
TIME CAPSULE ITEMS GUESTS MAY CHOOSE TO BRING:
ITEMS YOU CAN ADD AT THE CELEBRATION:
Steps to Making the Time Capsule Happen!
If you’re happy to wait a little longer before sealing up the box, include bits and pieces from their wedding day as well.
HAND IT OVER
When their first wedding anniversary rolls around, deliver a bottle of wine and some gourmet nibbles to the happy couple, along with their time capsule. The bride and groom can then enjoy a special date night where they look back on incredible memories from days gone by!
Alternative Ways to Create Your Time Capsule
ADD SOME CHEEK
For those who want to get a bit cheeky with the capsule, here are some alternative gift options:
GET THE GROOM INVOLVED
Let your hen’s other half in on the plan, and ask him to put together a few extra goodies for the time capsule. This could be a letter to his bride-to-be, a bit about their relationship at this point in time, what they want to do in their future, bucket list items, etc.
Not only will these little bits and pieces be an extra special surprise for your hen, but also for the groom. Reading back notes from one of the most magical times in their relationship is sure to bring a tear to their eyes, and remind them of the love they share.
MAKE A TIME CAPSULE PHOTO BOOK
Rather than putting bits and pieces into a keepsake box, scan each item and create a special photo book. There are so many online platforms who make this process easy - simply upload images, create fun layouts, add text (if you wish), and order.
For those with creative souls, you may like to put the items into a scrapbook instead.
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Enjoy Making (& Saving) Memories with a Time Capsule!
I hope the time capsule ideas above provided you with all the tools and inspiration to create something fun and memorable at your upcoming event. This is well and truly a gift your hen will never forget.
If you have other fun, unique, sweet or creative items to add to the list (or any other comments), share your thoughts in the comments below or via our socials!
Cheers to an incredibly MEMORABLE celebration ;)
Much love, keep smiling - Bec x
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