Good Things Come in Small Packages – A Party Theme with a Charitable Twist
Recently we came across a question asking for ideas for a “good things come in small packages” themed bat mitzvah. Seldom do we come across new great theme ideas, so not surprisingly, we were hooked from the get go especially since there seemed to be so many positive ways to incorporate a lovely message into the celebration. Although we have not developed an absolutely complete theme package, this post is fairly comprehensive and covers most elements needed to put together a great party with an emphasis on charitable giving. This unique party theme would also be perfect for a baby shower, school fundraiser, quinceanera celebration, or birthday party or retirement party for anyone of petite stature.
The Charity (or Mitzvah) Project
I love the idea of knitting tiny hats and booties and blankets for neonatal units. In fact even if you don't knit, it might be worth learning! Either join a group already doing knitting, start a group of your own, or find another way to support these wonderful and fragile children arriving in the world as the tiniest of G-d's gifts. Look at the following organizations for inspiration or maybe contact your local hospital's neonatal intensive care unit to see if it has any particular needs.
Invitation Idea – The Smaller the Better!
We really like this Lavender reverse card by William Arthur since it is only 3.5″ x 5″ yet can hold all pertinent celebration information plus a small motif symbol on the top. I centered the text and used a second font for the name, used brown ink and added the lavender and brown Circles and Stripes liner. This particular card is engraved — a special touch which compliments the emphasis on quality in this theme. Consider packing the invitation and any other necessary cards,(ie response cards and envelopes, evening celebration cards) into a small deluxe gift box lined with plumped tissue paper so the cards are inset into the tissue paper. Then wrap the box in personalized wrapping paper. Affix a mailing label. I can't think of a more perfect way to set the tone for the theme good things come in small packages! Yes, it is a bit over the top but my motto is always think big and then scale back, i.e. instead of a box you might use a bubble mailer.
Consider personalizing a contemporary style business card as your invitation. If there is too much information to include on one card, just stack numerous cards in the box.
Centerpiece and Party Favor Ideas
Bonsai is the art aesthetic miniaturization of trees
To add more mass to your centerpiece consider displaying your bonsai along with other special miniatures (including your party favors) on a tiered display rack.
Place Card Holder Idea
This mini photo album works nicely with this theme.
Skip the large plated dinner for your Good Things Come in Small Packages party. Instead serve lots of courses with bite size morsels (tapas, tea sandwiches, small plates) throughout the night. For dessert serve cupcakes, or mini brownie pops, or two tiered mini cakes.
Hope this helps jump start your own Good Things Come in Small Packages party theme.