Post # 1
I was just informed that my tea will have 40 – yes 40 hostesses. I cannot afford to spend a lot of $ on hostess gifts for that many people. Even if I spent $5 each – thats $200. I appreciate everything they are doing and am so grateful (please don’t misunderstand my heart) – but wasn’t expecting that many and that is not in my budget. Any ideas for cheap but nice gifts?
Post # 3
That’s crazy to have to write 40 thank yous for one tea. Maybe make little packages of homemade cookies with a thank you tag attached.
Post # 4
Holy crap! How do you have 40 hostesses? You have more hostesses than I do guests, lol!
Anyway, you definitely don’t have to get them anything super fancy. Maybe you could get small pots (Lowes has plastic and clay ones for < $1), decorate them, and then plant a flower or provide some seeds. Oh and of course, write a nice thank you note. =)
Post # 5
@bricon: Thanks – good idea and yes it is a lot. I had no clue my step mom and fmil were going to recruit that many people!
Post # 6
@RunsWithBears: Thank you – I will definitely go and check out Lowe’s…
how do I have 40 hostesses and I am grateful but my stepmom and fmil went and recruited a lot!
Post # 7
I really don’t understand the 40 hostesses thing.. A host is the person who pays and/or uses their house for the venue. It sounds like you’re having more of a pot-luck?
Post # 8
@abbie017: no its not a pot luck – its a large tea with people are who pitching in with food and/or $ to help put on the tea…
Post # 9
The homemade cookies idea is a good one, same with small flower pots.
Could you do mini flower arrangements? They may become a pain to transport!
What about a card with an individually wrapped gourmet tea bag and a cookie or chocolate?
…no matter how you slice it, it’s going to cost you some $$ unfortunately!
I hope that it’s a great time!