Shravani's 1st birthday- Under the Sea theme Handmade Return Gifts

Hey there!

This is a post about handmade return gifts that I made for Shravani's 1st birthday party. I always feel it is very important to select the return gifts as I wanted to let my guests know how much they mean to us and of course for thanking them for gracing the party. The return gifts are the best way to communicate your feelings. They also serve as a memento of your birthday party, and if its a theme based then it makes the experience even more memorable.

Since our birthday theme was 'Under the Sea', I decided to give my sea themed products in treasure chests. I got the boxes custom made. First painted them with brown color and then borders and corners in gold. Inside each box I laid a piece decorative golden cloth in the base and tucked in sea themed goodies inside.

The first goody was a studded fish magnet, which is a prime product of Shreya Design Studio. I have sold hundreds of it and it's everyone's favorite (Here is the link to my Home Decor Products page). The second goody was the pearl bracelet, again a Shreya Design Studio's product. The third goody too is my in house handmade product- the sea themed bookmarks. Many of the friends on our guest list were voracious readers, and so the third choice. Fourth were gold coins chocolates- children's super favorites!

My brother was the one to arrange the boxes at the venue in this fashion, as he went much earlier than us and he completely surprised me. And he was the one who helped me with decorating the boxes when he came here for new year's celebration.

Over the next week after the party, my guests (friends) kept sent me pictures of how and where they arranged the treasure boxes in their decorative shelves and it made me smile even more :)

Enjoy the pictures below, and also a couple of in-the-making pictures!


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