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Here Comes the Bride Hamper

Before the white dress and the big hair comes the kitchen tea. Yay! Kitchen teas have evolved and changed a lot over the years. No longer does the bride have to wear a colander or a funnel-bra, unless she wants to of course, but one thing that hasn’t changed is, that it is truly an occasion to spoil the special bride-to-be.

Today, gift vouchers are a certainty and we wanted to create a space on the gift table where they could be celebrated and not get lost. So, we created a Here Comes the Bride Hamper, you know we like those, and we found everything we needed at our favourite home décor store, Mr P.

Here comes the bride hamper

What you need for the bride’s hamper:

White netting

Ribbons and strings

Here comes the bride hamper

A box big enough for all the gifts – buy yours here.

Wooden Box Mr Price Home

A utensil container – buy yours hereUtensils Container

A photo frame with a pic of the happy couple, we bought the 10×15 one – buy yours here.Photo Frame Mr Price Home

Wall Art Sign – Mr Price Home, but not found online. Wall Art Mr Price Home

Wooden spoons – buy yours hereWooden Spoons Mr Price HomeA whisk – buy yours herewhisk mr price home

A little wooden lady – buy yours here.  wooden lady mr price home

Flowers for a small bouquet

bouquet of flowers brides hamper

This is what we did for the bride’s hamper:

  1. Arrange the items in the box.
  2. Tie ribbons and strings to the whisk and the wooden spoons.whisk and wooden spoons brides hamper
  3. Dress the bride. We used lace tape and a small piece of net, and added a tiny bouquet.wooden bride
  4. Make the bouquet. We used pink roses, gypsophila and ferns.
  5. We wrapped the netting around the flowers and tied the bouquet with white ribbon.
  6. We placed the bouquet in a plastic bag and white paper bag. This is how we did it for our Happiness is a Hamper post
  7. The little bride perched on the edge of the utensil tin.
  8. The vouchers and envelopes will be put inside the utensil tin.

Here comes the bride hamper

We chose white to match the theme of the wedding, but you can tailor it to suit your bride. Pick her favourite colour and choose items to match.

Happy wedding!

Mia & Blair

Here Comes the Bride Hamper




Christmas – Add A Bucket To Your Bucket List

It’s that time of the year again when we race towards Christmas, flitting from party to party, over-eating, swopping gifts, decorating trees and spoiling our family and friends rotten. It’s not called the season of giving for nothing. And you might have noticed that The Happy Go Lucky is slightly obsessed with gifts.

This year’s most sought after gift seems to be a bucket. You frown? Yes, we did too. But it’s a bucket filled with food. In fact, it’s a drive to collect 3500 food hampers to feed 3500 families during December.

The Hanna Charity works in impoverished communities around South Africa. They look after about 3500 families in Elandspoort, Eastlyn, Wolmer, Benoni and Cloetesville(Stellenbosch).

They believe in the empowerment of people through support and the creation of job opportunities. They invest in the people of the community, supporting them mentally, emotionally and physically.

Please take a look at the variety of projects they have: http://hannacharity.org/projects.html

There is a soup kitchen, which feeds the families. A clothing bank. There are nursery schools for the little ones. The kids attend free of charge and women from the community help the teacher to look after them. There are support groups and prayer groups. And skills development and job creation programmes. There is even an exercise programme to get everyone fit and moving.

Each community has a library, desperately in need of books. Take a look through your bookshelf, there are some titles lurking there that you can pass along.

The goal is to collect 3500 buckets before 9 November 2016. The hampers are given to the families as a gift for the month of December. You can also donate clothing and books, as the families can choose clothing as well on the day they receive the hampers.

hanna charity drive

All the food must fit in a 20-litre bucket.

Take a look at their page if you are interested in volunteering or donating. Please contact Ronel Brink at ronelbrink@vodamail.co.za for more information regarding the hampers.


Mia & Blair