Substantial and Affordable Wedding Favors from In Casa Gifts.com!

Hi everyone!
Here’s an article for all of the ladies and gents out there who aren’t crafty or DIY people. The ones that don’t make cute little handmade place cards and would much rather buy personalized tags than make them– Pinterest is setting new standards – color themes, outrageous decorations that took hours to make.
Here’s to the couples who are looking for something simple, elegant and classic.
Sometimes trendier isn’t better – heres’ our list for the timeless wedding favors that never go out of fashion.

1Espresso cups.
Coffee is universal – even if your guests aren’t huge on espresso, matching espresso sets are bound to be on display in the kitchen – what says ‘sophistication’ more? They’re beautiful, durable, and not strictly associated with a particular theme – your guests can use them without feeling it’s a novelty item. Here’s our top 3 picks for espresso sets:

1.  Swish Cup and Biscott Saucer Favor (Set of 2)

I think this is the classiest wedding favor we carry – Not only is it unique in its beautiful design and packaging, it’s really high quality – you could not find an item like this in stores, pre-packaged, for this kind of price. It’s affordable and timelessly beautiful. Even if your guests don’t drink espresso they might start – this is the kind of set to show off! Remove the swish cup and a tea light fits perfectly in it’s place.

2. Paris is for Lovers Espresso Cup Favor (Set of 2)

This item is vintage with a twist – quality ceramic and beautiful packaging meets rustic feel and design. Forget the handmade favor boxes and cards – this is the perfect amount of flair that isn’t lacking substance.

Whisks
1. The Perfect Mix Pink Kitchen Whisk

In pink, and in blue!

I’m a fan of this item for 2 reasons – it’s adorable and the nicest packaging, second it’s durable and will likely get a good amount of use. Hand one of each out to your guests, or maybe just the “Something Blue” if you have a smaller budget. They also work extremely well for baby showers – kitchen utensils are the way to go!

Dipping Plates
1. Taste of the Orchard Oil-Vinegar Dipping and Appetizer Plate

It’s no secret that olive oil bars are huge right now – there’s so many varieties! These plates are fancy and sophisticated – they’re very large and have an indent shaped like an olive branch so that your balsamic vinegar will fall right to the bottom, outlining the pattern! The rim can be filled with anything you want. olives, bocconcini, bread, your choice! This item comes pre-wrapped and is something that everyone can use!

2.  Vineyard Select Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Dipping Plate

This dipping plate is smaller and more compact, but still substantial – perfect for a large wedding with many guests, or a bridal shower! It’s at an extremely affordable price-point and still says “class and sophistication” loud and clear. We’re in love!

Go for something substantial! Leave the lace at home 😉

Ciao!

How to Have an Elegant Wedding – with Kids of All Ages!

Children and weddings can be extraordinary – in every sense!

If you choose to have children at your wedding, I hope you have a game-plan! Here are some tips and tricks to having a successful night. 🙂

1. Have a plan! Keep your Moms and Dads in the loop! Depending on how many children you have in attendance, think about creating a separate program just for them. Include on it the do’s and don’ts, where parents can change diapers, give little ones a chance to nap, etc.

2. Give them responsibility. When faced with one task, some children will do whatever they can to feel like they are being useful. Let them hand out bubbles or fans as your guests enter the church! Even better, hand out some disposable wedding cameras and let them capture a whole new perspective you would have never thought about! They’re plastic, let the photographer grab all of the essential shots while your kiddies grab some candid ones. Keep them busy while putting them to work!

3. Keep them busy! Hand out this amazing Wedding Activity Book! Included is word puzzles, crosswords, colouring activities (yes, complete with crayons). It’s an essential for your reception! What better way to keep your kids busy? They can keep themselves busy!

#4. Cater to them—Your kiddies will not appreciate the gorgeous Swish Cup Set that you picked out for all of your adults, and I doubt they’ll be able to do much with the Love Dove Bottle Openers you picked out either. So what do kids want?

I think you already know the answer to that.

Mini Classic Gumball Dispensers, in red and black!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking – you want me to give the kids CANDY? Well yes, I think that it’s a great idea. They’ve been running around all day, by the time they get to the reception and are ready to show off their dance moves, they are going to be tired. A bit of a sugar rush will be just what they need before they pass right out.

#5. Be understanding – kids will be kids. Yes, kids are goofy! Likely you’ll have the occasional tot crying or whining, but the older kids will probably be a little mischievous. They’re at a family gathering with cousins that they may not regularly see! Let them have a bit of fun at the reception- you can relax now too. 🙂

Ciao for now!

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Peaches and Creme – Natural Wedding Inspiration from In Casa Gifts!

Summer is upon us and so is wedding fever! How did you like our last post about a Chevron Themed Wedding?

Patterns and trends are an amazing route to go if you’re looking for something modern and stylish, but it’s not for everybody. If you’re not sure that you want a bold theme but do need some direction, let me introduce you to a Peaches and Creme wedding theme. Like any theme, it can be played up as little or as much as you would like.

Like this colour scheme we found on Pinterest?
First of all, peach is pretty gender neutral. For a groom that isn’t crazy about feminine colours or patterns, this is an excellent compromise for a wedding theme. You can have your cake and eat it too!
Think about a peach background like this one – layered peach streamers create a waterfall effect. There are no flowers here – it’s eye catching and beautiful, but very neutral. You could even throw in different shades of peach, cream, dove gray. I also love the use of candles lining the aisle – it’s a lovely alternative to flowers. Less expensive and reusable!
The best part of “peach” is that you can incorporate food or just the colour. Peach wedding cakes? Peach cake pops, just straight peaches? It’s not fancy, but rather homey. Time to bring out those pickled peaches your Grandmother made!
Personalized Glass Favor Jars Set of 12
Hand out personalized jars that are filled with homemade pickled peaches! Your guests can even reuse the jars later and remember your beautiful and practical favors.
Perfect for a hot summer wedding, why not whip out all the favourite summer treats?
For the kids, peach icecream! Peach cobbler! Peach popsicles! It’s a cute touch that is both practical and ties your theme together beautifully.
Hand out Stainless steel ice cream scoops out as a wedding favour for the kids at your wedding! They can scoop with it, eat with it, and take it home! What’s more practical than that!

Scoop of Love Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Scoop

Serve peach schnapps for your adults, in shot glasses that they can take home! These are actually on sale right now, seriously affordable.

Perfect Pair Shot Glasses in Designer Favor Gift Box

And what’s the final touch? Personalized ribbon of course. Not only does this ribbon come in SO many colours, you can have anything written on it. Wrap it around your favors and voila! The sweetest favors at the best price point. This theme is beautiful and easy on your budget too!

Personalized Ribbon

Take a look at the full Pinterest Board here:
http://pinterest.com/incasagifts/peaches-and-creme-wedding-theme/

Enjoy!

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Chevron: Themed Patterns For Your Wedding Day With In Casa Gifts

Hello Bridal Planners, I have a lovely wedding inspiration board for you today!

Say hello to Chevron!

Chevron

Patterns are a nice theme to run with, as you can use it as little or as much as you’d like. It’s fancy, it’s classy, and it doesn’t get overwhelming. Take a look at some of our suggestions for a Chevron Bridal Party, from our Pinterest Page:

Chevron table runner? Yes please. Just the right amount of pattern for an eye catching display! The colours don’t necessarily need to match – pair a cerulean blue chevron runner with red and pink roses for a punch of colour. Just beautiful!
This theme pairs best with simplicity – a bit of extra colour that stands out against a radiant white backdrop. This cake was one of my favourites:
Gold Chevron is absolutely stunning. There’s been a huge trend in patterns lately, and this one seems to be the favourite. This cake is so stunning! Pastel colours and designs with gold chevron – now THAT is a beautiful wedding theme. The possibilities are so endless. Here are a few pastel suggestions that pair beautifully with a gold chevron wedding:
Picture these on a gold chevron tablecloth!
Stamped with Love Scented Soaps

These soaps already have a soft vintage style, paired with gold chevron you can image how stunning it would look. Gold chevron place mats? Gold Chevron Napkins? Place your favours right on top.

Sweet Heart Towel Cake Dessert Favour
Towel cakes are probably the best wedding favour out there– bold statement, I know– but it’s the most useful to the most people. If you have a huge range of ages and tastes at your wedding, towel cakes are the way to go. They’re adorable, creative, and won’t break your bank. Pair these against a gold chevron background, and again, so pretty to look at!
If gold chevron isn’t your thing, what about a pastel chevron with gold accessories? I’m talking gold cutlery and accents.
Chevron Themed Bridal Party
Chevron can be incorporated in so many ways. Take a look at our Pinterest Page to see more ways to use Chevron and other themes!
If you’re looking for more inspiration, make sure to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook – we’re always posting new things 🙂

Ciao, until next time!

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Cherry Blossom Wedding – Wedding Ideas by In Casa Gifts

Hello everyone!
Cherry blossoms symbolize the intensity and beauty of life, and their beauty is extraordinary really. A Cherry Blossom Wedding is truly a breath taking sight, and these flowers are usually in full bloom from late April to early May if you live around Toronto. Even if you’re not close to one of these trees, you can still breathe life into this theme with a bit of help.

My help, of course!
Pair black and white with thin accents of pale pink for a simple and elegant theme.

Cherry Blossom Wedding
In Casa Gifts also carries a line of Cherry Blossom themed accessories, from ring pillows to pillar candles! You can dress it up or dress it down as much as you’d like.

We also carry a number of beautiful favor boxes that could be as simplistic or thematic as you want. These lovely asian brocade boxes are a huge favourite!

Asian Pink Brocade Boxes

Use them as a lovely center piece, and show off some cherry blossom branches in them. Set the table with fortune cookie place card holders holding cherry blossom stationary with your guests names printed neatly. We literally have everything you need to make this beautiful theme a reality.

I think the most spectacular part of this theme is the cake. Have you ever seen a cherry blossom cake? If you can get the right cake, it really pulls everything together. And why stop there? Have “cherry cake pops” for dessert, which are cherries dipped in cake-frosting-goodness. Essentially the most delicious bite you’ll ever have. Here are so delectable goodies from our Pinterest Page.
From Pinterest

From Pinterest
It’s important to balance this theme with the right amount of black and white, with just a splash of pale pink, or your groomsmen might feel a bit out of place! Emphasis on ‘pale’ pink. 😉 If it’s hot pink, that’s a completely different theme altogether! Go for clean, buffed pale pink nails, pale pink shoes, and black and white everywhere else.
You’re aiming to be light and refreshing – as graceful as can be, and as radiant as you should be!
Channel simplicity and grace, and do it with In Casa Gifts. 🙂

For more ideas and wedding themes, take a look at our Pinterest and Facebook page!

Have a lovely day everyone xx

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Brew Some Love! Coffee Themed Party Favors From In Casa Gifts

Hello darlings, how are all of you tonight?
Just because our tea-themed wedding theme was such a big hit, we thought we needed to give it’s bold counterpart a chance as well!

Courtesy of Pinterest 🙂

A coffee-themed wedding IS bold, and if you’re strong enough to do it, here’s how.
We paired deep cocoa brown with bits of light blue, for a refreshing and satisfying color scheme. It’s certainly one of the more striking colour combinations available, and is really quite elegant when done correctly. So how do you do it correctly, you ask?
Well!
Nothing says elegance like wedding favors designed by Artisano Designs, and they have the most beautiful selection of coffee-themed wedding favors available.

No joking! Have you seen some of these favors? You won’t find this kind of quality in any other wedding favor brands. I’m not exaggerating. Where else would you find a really nice espresso maker? It’s wrapped and ready to go! Just brings a tear to my eye.

Euro Espress – White Espresso Maker (2 Cup)
Expressions of Love Espresso Cup Favor – In White (Set of 2)
Swish Cup and Biscotti Saucer Favor (Set of 2)

Why not line up your espresso cups with some coffee and kahlua, and make a tasty shooter out of it? Present it right and you can do no wrong 😉
Deep cocoa brown and pale blue is a very distinct and pungent colour scheme – if this is for you, it’s go big or go home. Deep brown bridesmaid dresses, pale blue pumps that barely peep out of your elegant wedding dress– all necessary. The table setting is certainly a place that should beautifully tie together your theme. How about a dark wood table with light blue lining and placemats, covered with dark brown and copper cutlery and plates? This is a theme that you can really play with layering. We personally think of a marble cake – be mindful to mix in the right amount of light blue and it’s eye-catching and delightful.

For more wedding ideas and the complete wedding theme board for Coffee and Biscotti, take a look at our Pinterest!

Ciao for now!

xx

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En Paris: Favors For a Parisian Themed Wedding by In Casa Gift

Good afternoon ladies and gents,
How is everyone doing today? 🙂 Now that Valentines Day is over, we can stop thinking about pink, ruffles, and cutesy stuff. Let’s talk about wine and cheese. I’m serious!

En Paris is certainly one of the more enchanting wedding themes out there. Dark burgundy accents, black, white and cream. It’s certainly a theme worth indulging in. So crack out that merlot you’ve been saving for a rainy day, and bring out the double cream brie. Here are some lovely favors for a Parisian Themed Wedding:

Paris is for Lovers Espresso Cup Favor (Set of 2)

Espresso cups are as classy as it gets. They come prewrapped and ready to go, with a “thank you” tag and ribbon. Not only is it practical for YOU, but your guests will love it! This is a wonderful gift – you won’t get this kind of quality anywhere else but In Casa Gifts.

Decorative Fleur De Lis Cake Topper

For those who choose an alternative route to figurines on top of the cake – this Fleur De Lis Cake Topper is elegant and bold. For a simple yet sophisticated theme, this cake topper is just perfect. Paired with a burgundy and ivory cake, your theme will come to life.

Bordeaux Vineyards Stainless-Steel Corkscrew

Well this goes well with the wine! This lovely vintage corkscrew comes packaged with a beautiful plum ribbon, and would pair lovely with a bottle of red. Classy, sophisticated and simple. Just like you!

For more inspiration and ideas for an En Paris Wedding theme, take a look at our Pinterest Page.

Au Revoir and happy planning!

xx

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Tea Time! A Tea Themed Wedding with In Casa Gifts

Who’s crazy about tea?

In ancient times, particular teas were primarily used medicinally to aid many issues, from stomach aches to even lowering cholesterol. There has been a western tea revolution–tea is suddenly trendy, youthful and rejuvenating.
Who hasn’t heard of David’s Tea, Teavana or The Tea Haus? Loose-leaf is making a huge boom right now, and tea hasn’t been more attractive. A Tea-Themed Wedding is lovely, innovative and practical!
Why not pair a doily with a swish cup and put a homemade cupcake in there for dessert?
In Casa Gifts has plenty of original and adorable tea diffusers that would make the perfect favour for any tea amateur or expert.
Send every guest home with a lovely tea diffuser and your choice of tea sample! For healthier skin, teeth and enamel, send them home with a white or green tea.
For added energy send them home with a black tea.
Tea for Two Teapot Tea Infuser
For soothing headaches and stomach aches, send them home with a roobios tea.
The options are endless, and everyone can go home with a tea and diffuser that suits their needs – because each of your guests are special and they should know!
For more tea-themed wedding ideas, take a look at our new Pinterest Board: Tea Time!
Ta ta for now 🙂

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Your go-to guide for a Pretty in Pink Bridal Shower! From your gals from In Casa Gifts!

Let’s talk Pink!

It’s your Bridal shower, and there couldn’t be a better time to bust out the pink martinis, pink cupcakes and doilies. Here’s a couple of tips to make sure your night is fun, scrumptious, and deliciously decorated.

#1. The beauty is in the details! If you’re going with a theme, don’t skimp out! Pink napkins, pink ribbon, white and pink cake, pink everything! Go big or go home 🙂

For some beautiful examples, take a look at our pinterest.

#2. Keep everyone entertained with a game! My favourite is “Things” but with a twist! Here’s how you play. Write a list of “20 Things” that have to do with weddings, the bride or groom, marriage or family. An example of 1 thing on your list may be, “Things you don’t want to find out on your honeymoon” or “Things the Bride might have in her purse” or “Things that you don’t want to find out after the wedding”. You can make the list as conservative, risque or personal as you would like it to be! Then, each person in the room takes turns reading out a question, while everyone writes an answer down and anonymously drops it into a hat. The goal of the game is to guess who wrote what, and it’s sure to cause some real laughter. Keep it light and fun!

#3. No need for boring favours! Seriously though. Sugared almonds are delicious, but there are so many different varieties of gifts out there, don’t skimp out–do some research! Don’t get me wrong, classic favors will always be, well, classic! Hand out photo frames and include a photo of you and your beau (wrapped in a pink ribbon, of course) for a lovely keepsake. But there are SO many unique favours available, you should know your options!

What about personalized honey jars? Bottle Stopper favors? Um towel cakes?!

The options are endless!

Happy planning! xx

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The Perfect Polka Dot Party for Valentines Day at In Casa Gifts!

Hello ladies and gentleman! How is everyone today? 🙂
Valentines day is just looming around the corner, what has everyone got planned?
And don’t tell me, “sitting alone, eating icecream and watching awful chick-flicks”, because you can totally do that with friends!
I’m kind of serious! This year, why not throw a Valentines Day Party?

A Polka Dot Party is the way to go! Everyone should feel loved amongst friends, especially on a day like Valentines. So throw on your best polka-dot swinging-50’s dress, or polka-dot tie and let the festivities begin!

Here are a few ideas for a Perfect Polka Dot Party for Valentines Day, from In Casa Gifts!

First is first – Personalized Napkins!

I know what you’re thinking. These girls are CRAZY about personalized everything! Well, you’re right.  We totally are. What’s better than putting your touch on everything! Hand out a personalized napkin that says, “Happy Valentines Day! Love xx and xx”, as guests nibble on homemade polka dot cookies. Yum!

And what did you wear while you serve those delicious homemade cookies? A retro mini-dot apron! Ah! How much do you love this? We think it’s adorable.

And the most exciting part, favours of course! What little gifts are your guests going to brag and rave about when they bring them home? Here are a few suggestions!

Polka Dot Change Purse
Pretty in Pink Polka Dot Makeup Kit
Mod Dots Polka Dot Coaster

For more lovely themed ideas, take a look at our Pinterest boards for inspiration! Our latest board takes the polka dot themed party a step further to a polka dot baby shower theme!

We hope you enjoy! Ta ta for now 😉
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