I had the honor to host my (soon to be) sister in law’s Bridal Shower last night. At a bit of a loss about what to do, I was relieved to find these on the Rare Bird Finds blog. They had the scoop about Flying Wish Paper. As for the folks at Flying Wish Paper, they were a joy to work with, answering emails quickly and expediting my order with nary a fuss.
What *is* Flying Wish Paper? It’s a special paper that “flies.” Just write your wish on the Flying Wish Paper, shape it into a tube, light the top and watch as your wish burns down then dramatically rises into the sky.
For Cheriss’s Bridal Shower, it was perfect. The flying wishes were a classy twist on the traditional toast. And, bonus, it even had some action associated with it. I practiced a few times at the Bramble Berry offices prior to the big night. My wishes flew perfectly at the office. Note: If you’re an email subscriber, the video below will not show up in your InBox. Click through to the blog to see it.
The actual lighting of the wishes at Du Jour Bistro went a bit awry because of the fans. The air current kept pushing our little Wish Towers over, with flames attempting to burn holes in the tablecloths in the lovely backroom at Du Jour. We had a few close calls with the tablecloths but all was well and I was reminded about the importance of following directions.
Despite some of Wish Towers falling over because of the fans, Flying Wish Papers helped facilitate a heartwarming and ultra sweet evening. I really liked the sentiments expressed by all the women at the shower. In fact, I enjoyed the poignant (yet slightly sappy) experience so much that I plan on doing the same thing at Thanksgiving with my own family.
As for the actual wedding itself, it takes place next Friday night. Our entire family is looking forward to the long-awaited event with joy and anticipation.