a cute lemonade jar or cup
reusable ice cubes
thank you cards, scissors and twine
1. Layer your bin with tissue paper.
2. Place your lemonade.
3. Put your cute cup next to it.
4. Sprinkle in your ice cubes that don't melt (which is what Zoe calls them)
I had the kids create their own thank you cards:
Then just cut your twine and tie it on to the handle.
Now, let's talk about the contents a bit.
I got the thank you cards at Target in the dollar section. I could not resist the yellow stripes and have had them for quite a while. They were perfect for this.
I got the adorable lemonade jar at Shopko. They were on sale, so that helped. It isn't glass, it's plastic which I liked. It has the look of glass but won't break. Plus it's yellow and the front says "country time" - I mean, come on. Perfect. I had checked at the dollar store, Walmart and Target and didn't find anything nearly as cute or affordable.
Those stupid reusable ice cubes were stinking hard to find. They were all over like two years ago, and NOWHERE this year. I figured I'd be able to find some cute bright colors and fun shapes and didn't worry much about it, and then of course, when I COULDN'T find them, they became so intrinsically woven into the fabric of this present that I simply couldn't give up the idea of including them. It became an obsession.
I found them at Shopko, but unfortunately didn't have the luxury of picking fun colors or shapes since there was only ONE bunch of them left. I divided the bunch between the three gifts and luckily they matched the green on the lemonade and in the tissue paper or I think my brain may have exploded.
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Later on, in the summer, I found those darn ice cubed in bright colors at Walmart. So apparently their availability depends on the time of year and probably where you live as well. Good luck.
Teachers loved them. I suppose the extra effort was worth it?