We all know our college students love to receive gifts from home. This year, why not create an advent calendar that not only counts down the days until Christmas, but more importantly, the days until finals are completed!
Brighten someone’s day with a fun, fall, edible bouquet!
The Peep bouquet is perfect for any college student. It’s an easy treat for your student to share with fellow roommates or dorm mates! It is easy, fun and inexpensive!
My daughter’s freshman year, she was living in the dorms and I thought it would be fun to send a gift easily shared with others. I sent her the Peeps bouquet and she was so excited to receive it, she promptly hit the hall and shared the treat with other homesick freshmen. It worked perfectly!
This year, even though she is in an apartment, I thought it would be fun for the treat bouquet to double as a Halloween decoration! OK – it probably won’t last long as a decoration, but it will be cute for a little while!
Peeps – I used one package of pumpkin peeps and one package of ghosts – scary!!
Container – I filled the container with foam and covered the foam with dried moss! The container I found at Target for $1
Ribbon – I created a bow and attached it to a Bamboo fork with floral wire!
Since I needed to mail my bouquet, I bagged the Peeps and sealed the moss covered pot with GLAD’s Press’n Seal (love that stuff)
Now go out and make someone’s day with a Peeps Bouquet!
Here is my daughter with her Peeps Bouquet!
If I’m not mistaken, I believe a few Peeps are missing!
One day while brainstorming gifts for college students, my daughter and her friend suggested an egg hunt as an idea. This year, that’s exactly what I did – sent an Easter Egg Hunt to college students! No- they are not too old!
Because there are 4 girls in the apartment, I had to decide how to accomplish this task. Who hides the eggs? Who finds them? It needed to be quick and easy, so as to not take too much time from studying!
My solution was to place 10 filled eggs in 4 paper bags. Each bag contained eggs of just one color. The girls could then select a bag of eggs and hide them from the others. The hunt begins with the four of them hunting for eggs of all colors, but their own!
Because I can never do anything the easy way – that’s just who I am! I needed to come up with creative fillings for my eggs! Candy alone was not going to cut it. Since they are college students, I thought something inspirational would be great. Something to inspire them to work hard.
While searching for fun quotes I came across some great ones from television shows. I finally decided to use Phil’s-osophy from Modern Family! For those of you who don’t watch the show – Phil, a father of a college student on the show, makes a book of his philosophys. The quotes are hilarious with just enough stupid and a little bit of inspiration all wrapped in one funny quote!
Suggestions for fun egg fillings: Favorite Candies…Gum… Money – always a favorite…Post it Note study accessories – there are tons of study accessories, small post it notes, tags for flagging pages. Check out the Post it Note site. They have fun stuff that encourages studying!…Nail Polish…Short socks – find fun, crazy colors!…Fun messages of encouragement from YOU!…Inspirational Quotes – from television shows, Dr. Seuss, check the web and you will find an endless supply!
Some of these items are a bit large and may require a larger egg!
After packing my bags of eggs in the shipping box, I enclosed a Happy Easter Card with a poem of Happy Egg Hunting directions – check out the picture!
Final update: The girls had a great time with the egg hunt. It was quick and easy and didn’t take too much time from their studies! They especially enjoyed the words of wisdom from Phil’s-osophy! One thing they changed, was that each roommate picked only one color egg to find. It sounds like that was the way to go. It provided them an opportunity to laugh at each other as they struggled to find their final egg!