Post # 1
What are you putting in them if you are planning to do them?
Normal stuff like:
individual bottles of body spray
clear nail polish for runs in hose
What else for the ladies?
But what about the mens room?
I don’t want to put colonge, to avoid a mass wafting of Armani Code that could knock out a small counrty do to the extensive use.
Post # 3
For the ladies definitely tampons, small sewing kit, bobby pins, spray deodorant, lotion, bandaids (last wedding i went to someone stepped on the brides foot and she needed a ton of them to stop her toenail from bleeding so it was great to have them)
Post # 5
Lint Brushes… especially for the men’s suits!
Post # 6
oh – and maybe some Shout! wipes and tissues. and which is it that’s unsafe to have with alcohol, tylenol or advil?
Post # 7
antacid, Benedryl (incase someone has a food allergy), cough drops, floss, air freshener
I second the Shout wipes or Tide pens, they are awsome.
Shoe polish for the mens room.
Post # 8
great thread! I’m totally bookmarking this
Post # 9
sewing kit/safety pins. bandaids for sure! we were outdoors, so i put mosquito repellent. (california baby, i think it’s called — it’s natural, citronella, and doesn’t smell like chemicals.) we actually didn’t do the baskets, just the repellent and a cute vase of flowers and some candles, but i had all that other stuff that everyone’s mentioned in a bag and kept that in a backroom.
oh, and it’s aceteminophin (i know that’s not spelled right…) that’s not good to combine w/ alcohol. so i think advil is OK, but not tylenol. causes liver damage, i believe
Post # 10
Other ideas that you could incorporate:
– Downy wrinkle releaser
– Contact lens solution and extra cases
– Eye drops
– Brush ups (disposable, one time use "toothbrushes"with paste that you slide onto your finger to use)
– Nail clipper & emory board
– Extra earring backs
– Individually wrapped toothpicks
– Sunscreen (if outdoors)
– Baby wipes
– Fashion tape (in case of any wardrobe malfunctions)
Post # 11
Actually if you read the case histories, its not unsafe to take Tylenol according to the recommended dosage with a moderate amount of alcohol. The problem is in chronic drinkers (3 or more drinks per day), due to the decreased liver function associated with that type of alcohol use. Long-term use of Tylenol in high doses can also cause liver damage even without chronic alcohol use. The cases where people have had problems are not ones where somebody who is a normal social drinker (a couple of drinks on the weekend, or even several drinks in an evening) also takes two Tylenol for a headache.
Ibuprofin (the drug in Advil) can also cause liver damage, and is not recommended for people with decreased liver function either (due to diseases like Hepatitis C, or alcohol related liver damage). So while Tylenol is getting the publicity at the moment, in fact neither drug is safe for someone whose liver function is compromised due to alcohol use.
Post # 12
hair gel(for the men), hair spray (for the ladies) – you know how people love to primp.
I had Shout wipes in the basket and my friends commented on how awesome the basket was…one girl’s boyfriend spilled a drink on himself early in the evening and was able to get the stain off.
Dental brushups and floss
Advil and Tylenol – people get headaches; Pepto for people with weak stomachs
Listerine breath mints/trial size scope
Safety pins – people’s clothing fall apart randomly
I had makeup remover pads…in case ladies want to re-do makeup
disposable nail files – broken/chipped nails are pesky
lotion (esp wintertime)
For the destination wedding/outdoor wedding – 1oz tubes of sunblock and dramamine (for cruises/planes)
Flowers…cuz they make the baskets and the bathroom look nice =)
I ordered some of my stuff from http://www.minimus.biz. They sell everything trial size!
Post # 13
Wine away. Its a must have if you are serving red wine. I bought two travel sizes at BevMo
Post # 14
is it necessary to have all this in the basket? Perhaps you can have an emergency kits handy with all the emergency items (safe from the reach of smaller children), but leave the baskets for the bathroom items. I just think your guest will be some what prepared for a night out (unless they’re from out of town of course), so I wouldn’t be too stressed about this.