- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
Hey bees! I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I figured the hive was the best spot. I went to Big Lots this afternoon in search of centerpieces for the outside tables for our rehearsal dinner (venue is inside and the party will spill onto the patio-needed some type of hurricane globes to hold candles on the tables out there)
Well!!! Let me tell you…for those of you who are doing OOT bags-I got boxes of these new Pringles sticks that come in a box of 10 packages-so I got four of each flavor (40 hotel rooms to do OOT bags for), a LARGE selection of water flavor packets-most of these were a dollar and there are between 8-10 per box (2 per hotel OOT bag, so that was pretty cheap), Nature Valley granola bars at $1 per box-I was so very excited! That couples with the individual packets of “fall mix”-candy corn & pumpkins to add to it, the packet from the Chamber of Commerce, a coupon for 10% off your ticket at Applebees-all I did was ask if they would like to put a flyer i the OOT bag and they offered up a coupon (walking distance from one hotel, a very short drive from another), movie coupon (our new stadium theater is located right by Applebee’s), a flyer from the state park-all I have to put in there is the welcome letter from FI and I and we’re done!
I’m thrilled about the bargain! I also didn’t find anything to hold candles for the outside tables at Big Lots, but I went to Bealls Outlet (they have good clearance sometimes) and lucked out on those glass mosaic candle holders-to hold votives (not tea lights) in fall colors for under $2 each clearanced out! I got a cranberry color, ivory, & hunter green. I have never been a fan of the glass mosaic look, but these are perfect for outside tables-breeze proof! That combined with the little white lights in the palm trees out there next to the pool will be perfect!
I also lucked out on a sexy little lingerie number for $10 that FI will love-it is red, a bit sheer, a bit of lace-not slutty, but definitely something spicy to add to my honeymoon trousseau!!! (At Bealls Outlet none the less!)
Just had to share my bargains…I love a great find! If you are looking for stuff for your OOT bags-I suggest you check out Big Lots! 🙂