When my brother and my sister in law got married back in 2009 I threw one of the bridal showers. My sister in law is a candy freak and likes unique gifts so I found an idea for a Marriage Survival Kit on google and set to work.
Here are the items in the Marriage Survival Kit:
Chili powder…to keep things spicy
A lollipop: to help you lick your problems, no matter how many there may be.
A rubber band: to help you to remember to be “flexible” in all things.
A paper clip: to help you “hold it all together.”
A stick of gum: to help you stick together
A safety pin: to help you “pin-point” your problems, the better to solve them!
A Lifesaver: to keep you from drowning in everyday problems.
A lemon drop: to remind you that “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade”
A penny: to give you extra cents (sense) to know which battles are worth fighting, & which are better ignored.”
Button: to remind you that sometimes you need to “button your lip”.
Tootsie Roll: to help you roll with the punches.
Mint: to remind you that you are worth a mint to each other..
Eraser: to remind you that everyone makes mistakes.
Chapstick: keep your lips kissable.
Confetti: to remind you to always add sparkle to your lives.
Toothpick: to always pick out the good in your mate.
Lube: if your ever in a Jam
Pad of paper: his to do list (1. Keep her happy because if she isn’t happy your not going to be happy)
Excedrin: no more excuses
Duct Tape: so she can tape his mouth shut before he gets in trouble
Air freshener: honeymoons over he/she will start farting in bed now”
Dove: for your promise to love, cherish and honor each other
Skittles: for the rainbow of excitement you share
Good & Plenty: may you always remember the “good” times and may you have “plenty” of them
Calendar: may the two of you be more in love with every passing day
Sweetarts: because you are each other “sweethearts”
Crayons: to “color” your days bright and sunny
Starburst: to give you a “burst” of energy on the days you don’t have any
A Match: because you are a perfect “match”
Junior Mints: because you were “mint” to be together
Sweet & Sour Candy: to appreciate the differences in each other
Hugs & Kisses: to remind you that someone loves you and to give this to one another unconditionally
A candle: may the glow of romance always be a part of your love
A teabag: in case you ever get into hot water, make tea & share it
A pack of tissues: to remind you to dry each others tears
I made labels for each item and either attached it with tape or a staple. I then packed them all into a really cute box that I found at Target.
It was fun watching her take out each of the items and reading them aloud. Some of them got quite the reaction from the guests!