Rehearsal Dinner Table Decor, a Great Way To Put Strangers at Ease

My nephew’s rehearsal dinner was held at an Olive Garden and was a very informal affair. Most of the people in attendance did not know each other and by putting these jars on the tables and pulling some pf the lips and other props out to share, we were able to get people to start interacting, and by the end of the evening, we have some really fun memories, and great photos.

But first, I wanted to share some cards I got from friends that I’ve been collecting…

I bought the stamps I used from Just for Fun and just went to their website and couldn’t find it. I kept getting an error code, so you might not be able to find the stamps…If you find them, the stamp I used were the Stamptangle Sea Kelp Large #E2794. I put cardstock scrap of white paper in the MISTI and stamped the sea kelp with an old Stampin’ Up ink called Really Rust (retired). After stamping the image, I took a waterbrush and rubbed the ink that was left on the door of the MISTI and colored in the kelp. Make sure you hold the paper in place so you can restamp over your image once you’ve colored it in, as you’ll be able to redefine your lines when you stamp it one more time.. I mention the Baren I used for putting pressure on the door of the MISTI, and you can find them at dickblick.com.. I buy the economy baren that they sell for around $10. I trimmed the sea kelp so there were no white lines left, then used the waterbrush and rubbed it back into the ink and brushed the edges of the sea kelp so the edges are inked after trimming them.. I bought jars with a straw in the lid..I removed the straw and replaced it with a grid that I bought at Michaels. II couldn’t find the grid inserts online at Michaels.) I did find them at Amazon and here’s the link. https://tinyurl.com/y3cgobjg The jars I bought on clearance at Dollar General… I took the lids off the jars and took the images I had stamped and ran them through my Xyron link: https://tinyurl.com/yynlccyv with the inked image face down so the face becomes the sticker. I’m putting these inside the jar so I wanted them to be sticky on their fronts. Once they are sticky, carefully place them on the inside of the jar and then rub them with the end of a paint brush or other tool that will help adhere them to the jar side. I bought the mouths and other fun things for the guests at the rehearsal dinner (very casual event) to use to lighten the mood and help strangers feel more at ease around each other. I have to say, this worked so well, we couldn’t believe how much fun the guests had playing with these. Links to them at Aliexpress: https://tinyurl.com/y2yeqg9y (this was the set of wedding inspired props and they were not attached to the sticks when they arrived, and the materials they sent didn’t adhere them well) and https://tinyurl.com/yybvhdp3 (these were the mouths, and came already assembled and they stayed assembled…People loved these and used the hats and other props from the wedding set along with the mouths. I can’t stress enough if you have a group of people who don’t know each other and your rehearsal dinner is casual, these will really help to break the ice.

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