Needing a fun, frugal and creative gift for a wedding shower? Print this adorable tribute accompanied with individually wrapped and numbered household gifts to be opened as the bride reads the tribute out loud. Wrap them all together in a beautiful laundry basket, and use some pretty cleaning tools incorporated in the bow.

If you’d like the whole bridal shower guest list to be in on the fun, wrap all the items and number the packages. Before the bride opens her gifts, hand out each one to random people and tell them not to open it until the bride calls her number.

After all the other gifts are opened, hand the bride-to-be a special envelope and asked her to read it out loud. When she gets to #1, the person with the package marked #1 opens it so she can fill in the blank. Let her continue writing the words down and then read it again with all the blanks filled in.

I guarantee this will be the hit of the shower! With a little imagination, this can be adapted to a baby shower, graduation, retirement or birthday. Use your grocery coupons to buy the cleaning products for even more savings.


“Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Next month you will (gift 1=PLEDGE) your love to the man of your dreams. Your wedding day will be the (gift 2=DAWN) of your lives together, not as two people but as one. You marriage will be filled with (gift #3=JOY) and your devotion, but remember, not everything will be (gift 4=FANTASTIK). (Insert groom’s name) may not always be (gift 5=MR. CLEAN), and in a marriage no one can afford to be a (gift 6=HOT SHOT). Remember when you want to (gift 7=SHOUT), don’t! Take a deep breath and make sure you (gift 8=RESOLVE) any fight before the sun goes down. Always (gift 9=SNUGGLE) before you go to bed, and above all, make sure to give your spouse your (gift 10=ALL).


Wedding Poem Basket

Here’s are 2 other versions using different cleaning supplies. The products to buy are in CAPS. If you can’t find these products, use your imagination to substitute.

Dear (Bride’s Name),

We gather together with you to celebrate the DAWN of a new ERA. Marriage is a journey. Some days it will be pure JOY but let’s take a moment and talk about the others. There may come a time when you realize your big BRAWNY guy isn’t
necessarily MR. CLEAN. When this and other little glitches occur, don’t SHOUT or send up an SOS. Go EASY ON him. Hopefully the TIDE will change quickly, tensions will VANISH, and things will BOUNCE back to normal.

We think you and (Groom’s name) are a FANTASTIK couple with a ZEST for life and a sincere appreciation for each other. We fully support you as you and (Groom’s name) PLEDGE to spend your lives as one.

We wish you all the best… Including love, happiness and lots of time to SNUGGLE.

The Bridal Party

Cleaning Poem
By: Roberta L. of Columbia City
I used it for my sister’s shower this past weekend and it was a hit.

_________ (Bride to be), we’re going to let you in on a little SECRET. Soon you will be marrying _____, a SUAVE and CHARMIN kinda guy and also FANTASTIK in bed. *so we hear*

But as you enter the new ERA there will come some RUFF days when you find out _____ is not MR-CLEAN and he will expect you to perform MAGIC in the kitchen and he thinks all woman should WORK. You’re going to want to scream and SHOUT. But _____ will always bring you CHEER and you will find him to be your WHITE DOVE.

When you are together you will find JOY so remember your PLEDGE and give him your ALL. Because at night _____ will wake you up at DAWN to SNUGGLE up close, and if you ever need _____or _____ send us an SOS or just DIAL and we will be there.

But you won’t need us because it will all work out with a FEBREEZE. _____ and _____ The best of luck and good fortune in the years to come. And may _____ always be your angel.

(I just added the Works magic eraser, Ruff “garbage bags”, Snuggle fabric softener, Febreeze, and Angel soft toilet paper, and Shout stain remover.)

Some other household items and poem ideas that may work nicely are:

  1. He’ll expect her to be a DYNAMO in the kitchen and he thinks all women should MOP & GLOW.
  2. And may (Groom) always be your HONEY.
  3. There will come a THYME in your marriage when you find (Groom’s name) is not always MR CLEAN or BRAWNY.
  4. Our wish for you is that your home be filled with JOY and you remain as happy as ever in the FUTURE.
  5. Always end the night with lots of HUGS AND KISSES. (Fill a little bag with hugs and kisses.)
  6. CLING to each other in the hard times (Lysol TB cleaner)

Here’s one for a baby shower:

Congratulations on becoming a mom. Soon you will experience a new LIFE. JOY will fill your heart when you meet your sweet baby. Your FUTURE will be filled with lots of HUGS and KISSES. There will be times when you’ll want to SHOUT and send up an S.O.S., but those trying times will soon VANISH. Those babies are SMALL AND MIGHTY too! And they take a lot of LUV and GENTLE CARE (wipes). There will be lots of diapers to change, WET ONES at that! Remember to not let the little one RATTLE you. Take time to PAMPER yourself and WIPE out any frustrations. Don’t BOTTLE things up inside. Once you learn to PACIFY your little one, you will have found the perfect FORMULA to a successful bonding relationship. Make sure you SNUGGLE each night before you DREFT off to sleep. Enjoy this FANTASTIK new adventure.

For the Over 50 Birthday!

SURE, until now, you’ve led a relatively CAREFREE life. But it’s no SECRET, you’re not as HOT AND LEAN (Use either Hot/Lean JennieO turkey, or Hot Pockets/Lean Pockets) as you used to be. None of us can AGE to PERFECTION (L’Oreal cosmetics), but CHEER up, since HONEST TEA is the best policy, at least you have a BOUNTY of friends to share your JOY with and you’re not flying SOLO. We’ll ALWAYS be friends, for INFINITY!