Let’s face it. If you’re planning an evening reception with an open bar till the wee hours, guests will surely appreciate this thoughtful token as they depart: hangover kits! Filled with essentials for recovering from a night of revelry, and packaged in a cool and often humorous way. You can order such kits ready-made for giving. Or you can assemble and personalize your own. Tips and suggestions right here!
Fab Ways to Make Hangover Kits!
1 – Look out for fun (free!) printables that you can print on card stock to use as hang tags, or on sticker labels to use on bottles or similar items in your Hangover Survival Kit. Love these ones from Bridelicious!
2 – Give your kits a snazzy, polished look like these ones spotted via Kleinfeld Bridal (image: Brian Philips Photography). Color-coordinated nylon bags in clear boxes with matching water bottles, both sporting stylish labels.
3 – Have your hangover kits reflect your theme. Like this really cool version inspired by the hit TV series Mad Men, found on Banff and Canmore (now Naturally Chic). Incidentally, if you’re looking for inspiration for a mid-century ‘50s-’60s themed event, do check out this full post!
4 – The ever-popular burlap sack in mini version would make a handy holder. This one shown on The Knot pointed us to vendor NewlyWish, which has a great selection of ‘hangover helpers’ and similarly useful wedding favors.
5 – You can even prepare something as simple as individual bottles of drinking water and a few pain reliever tabs! Just add personalized labels to small pouches, as in this find via Brides. com (image: Brian Labrada Photography).
6 – Recreate a ‘medical’ or ‘first aid’ look with screen-printed muslin bags that pull shut with a drawstring. Be Collective on etsy offers a fun selection of similar items (at this writing, this particular kit is not in stock) that could be given at a bachelorette party as well!
7 – Among several clever ‘themed’ welcome bags offered by Scheme Wedding & Event Designs is this hangover kit in a nifty tin. All the aids fit in nicely…and the tin is recyclable. Love that!
How-to ideas: Containers
- Guests will appreciate a bag, tin, or box that is reusable even ‘post-recovery’! So if you can find mini zippered pouches that can become cute makeup holders for the ladies and handy utility bags (for a sport, hobby, small tools, etc.) for the gents, that would be great.
- Small boxes with a chic-patterned lid could end up as pretty dresser or desk accessories to hold…anything!
- But of course, if you want to be really practical, you could stash all the hangover remedies in colorful mesh bags (at a beach wedding, for instance) or even totally disposable brown paper bags jazzed up with printable labels (as in #1)!
How-to ideas: Contents
Choose from these suggestions:
- – Aspirin
- – Pepto Bismol
- – Eye Drops
- – Altoids
- – Alka Seltzer
- – Breath mints or breath spray
- – Mini ice bag or freeze pack
- – Sleep mask
- – Bottled mineral water