I recently (over the course of a couple of weeks, during breaks from studying for you-know-what) created a basket that I donated as a silent auction item for an upcoming breast cancer fundraiser in mid May, and I thought I'd share it today.
The theme for my basket was "Flip Flops and Lemon Drops", a fun girl's-night-in summer martini party basket. I somehow forgot to take a decent picture of the basket as a whole before I left the house to meet my friend to drop off the donation, so this lousy photo I took on the Starbucks table will have to do.
The basket included lots of fun goodies to decorate the bar area, patio, and fun little prezzies for guests. It was so fun to put together, with these darling flip flops from my local Dollar Tree. (I simply tied the yellow and white striped ribbon to the toe divider, and they looked like a million bucks!) and a "Chill" banner I made...
Yard flamingos I found last summer at a thrift store, (...exactly lie the ones I had bought at World Market!) and a canning jar filled with fake lemons (again, from the Dollar Tree!)
Thrifted martini glasses (with my homemade martini charms on them) silly flamingo straws rounded things out, and I even managed to score a fabulous white enamel tub to hold it all.
Yellow shred from the Dollar Tree, and some cutie-patootie handmade signs for the table, as well as a lemon drop martini recipe, and the basket was set to go.
I had a great time creating this basket, and knowing it's going for such a good cause, with a fantastic organization made it all the better. If you live locally in the Portland area, consider getting tickets for the Pink Sistas "Pink in the Gorge" event. More information can be found right here.