It’s the day after Thanksgiving – do you know what that means?!?
Ok, yeah so some of you said Black Friday shopping. Yes, you could be doing that.
And someone else probably said something about putting out their holiday decorations. I’m on board with that. We put up our tree this morning.
But what I’m actually talking about is the fact that new episodes of Gilmore Girls are out today! Bring on the junk food and binge watch all the shows!
I have a couple of good friends from high school who are big fans of Gilmore Girls, just like I am. We used to talk about the show quite often when we would get together in the years right after college (we had a standing Saturday with the Girls once a month for years – such a fun tradition). In fact, when the series ended we all got together and had a party to watch the final episode together – complete with matching T-shirts and themed food. It’s fun to have friends that like to put that little bit of extra fun into things, isn’t it?
When I heard about the Gilmore Girls revival I knew I wanted to involve my friends somehow. We haven’t managed a big get together in quite a few years and with both of my friends having new babies recently I knew planning some sort of viewing party wasn’t in the cards. So I came up with the idea of putting together a Gilmore Girls themed care package to surprise them with.
And now that I’ve sent out the package and don’t have to worry about ruining the surprise, I can share its contents with you! 😉
When it comes to care packages or gift baskets, a lot of the wow factor comes from the packaging, right? I always take a minute to decorate the inside of the box when I’m mailing something special. In this case I grabbed some patterned paper from my stash and printed out a few funny Gilmore Girls memes.
Don’t forget to decorate the bottom of the box! It’s always fun to think you’ve reached the end and find something that gives you one last smile.
Inside the box:
-a coffee cup. Of course, it wouldn’t be Gilmore Girls if there’s wasn’t some mention of coffee, right? And even though my buddies aren’t really coffee drinkers, the cup works just as well for hot chocolate 😉
-junk food! Lots and lots of sugar in fun movie theater sizes
-printable quote from the theme song that I turned into a bookmark. Had to have some sort of reference to books, right? Printable found HERE
–Gilmore Girls Bingo cards
-and a few “things I learned from Gilmore Girls” quotes that I printed and scattered among all the items in the box (You can find links to these and a few other ideas I didn’t use on my Just the Girls Pinterest Board)
*quick tip on mailing care packages – using Regional Rate A boxes is a great way to save money. They are only slightly smaller than the Flat Rate Medium boxes but because they calculate the rates based on distance travelled and I was shipping In State I paid about half the cost of a Medium Flat Rate box. The catch is that post offices don’t typically stock them, you have to order them (for free) in bundles of 10 or 25 through USPS online.
I had a lot of fun putting these together and I’m sure it was quite the surprise when my friends found the packages in their mailbox last week.
I think it’s about time to grab a blanket and some snacks and settle in for a Gilmore Girls marathon this afternoon, don’t you?