Another idea is to make a mix CD. Yes, you’ve seen this at weddings, but here’s the chance to give it a real girl-power kick. Make a mix of your favorite getting-ready songs from ladies that rock like The Go-Go’s, Gwen Stefani, and Madonna. If there’s time, make two mixes: one for the younger crowd and one for the older set (Nina Simone, Debbie Harry, and Patsy Cline).
Moreover, you can also print a different fortune for each guest on tiny strips of paper: the next man you kiss is your prince, the bride likes you best, and Uncle Joe would like the first dance, and so on. Buy a box of fortune cookies and replace the existing fortunes. The trick is to wrap the fortune cookie in a damp paper towel for 20 or 30 seconds, until it’s malleable. Open the cookie, and switch the slip of paper inside, and close/fold the cookie back to its original shape. Consider dipping the cookie in chocolate for a final touch.
Besides that, you can create your very own herb garden for guests to take home. You can also set up a display of various herbs purchased from a local nursery (basil, mint, and more). Attach a signature recipe card to each herb — pesto for the basil plant; mojitos for the mint. Alternate idea: garden gloves and a nice hand cream. In addition, you can give each guest an ice cream scoop and a chance to bring home their own toppings. Set up various jars filled with popular toppings like rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and Captain Crunch! Place scoops nearby with tiny Chinese takeout containers for guests to fill.