Monday, June 23, 2014

Patriotic Birthday Bag

My mom and her twin sister (my second mom!) celebrated their 73rd birthday yesterday.  First of all you should know that they do not look or act 73.  They are fun and energetic and absolutely darling.  Soooo they deserved a fun birthday gift that reflects how lively and vibrant they are.  I don't always get them the same thing for holidays because although they are identical twins and a lot alike in some ways, they do have some differing tastes.  This time though I decided an fun Fourth of July-themed gift would be just the thing to celebrate a summer birthday.  The inspiration started when I found the cute red polka dot canvas tote bags.  My Devilish Assistant Emily and I had a blast shopping for fun, summery things to stash in the bag.  Here are some of the great things we found:

Here's all the great stuff we found to put in the bags.
Some things were red or blue,
and some just seemed like summer!
A patriotic plaque to decorate for the 4th of July!

The candle scent is: Summer Slices.
It smells so fruity and summery!
It's not summer without a
refreshing glass of lemonade,
so we added a cute little canister
of lemonade mix.

Since summer is sandal weather,
their fingers and toes need to
look fabulous in bright red polish!
I'm IN LOVE with this hand cream.
It says, "For dark spot removal" but
it is the most luxurious and moisturizing cream ever.
I don't have dark spots on my hands, but I will
say after using this on a nightly basis
my hands do look much younger!
I thought my mom and aunt would like to
give it a try too!
Here's everything all bagged up in the cute
polka dot tote.  I stashed a little flag in the pocket
to add to the patriotic flair!
I thought this would make a great summer birthday gift,
but it's also ideal for a 4th of July gift or
summer hostess treat!

Patriotic Birthday Bag Contents

red polka dot canvas tote bag
small American flag
July issue of Country Sampler magazine (red white and blue decor on the cover!)
Cracker Jacks
Red Hots-flavored candy sticks
Summer Slices Candle
Patriotic 4th of July decorative plaque
Birthday Cake-flavored M&Ms
canister of lemonade mix
watermelon soap
Garnier Dark Spot Hand Treatment lotion
Cracked Heel foot cream
Red nail polish
flag peppermints
And.....A few extra specialized gifts tucked in after the fact by Little Devil!

Happy Summer Fun Birthday to my Mom and Aunt Sissie.  Thanks for everything you do for me!  Having two moms is the best!!!

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